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Holistic Foot Care With Onions

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There are many common problems that affect the foot. These can be quite discomforting and also bothersome since even simple activities like standing and walking may become difficult. Onion and garlic are known for their flavour and valued in food and as pharmaceuticals. The flavours are created by a family of flavour precursors (alkyl cysteine sulphoxides) synthesised within the plant cells. The flavours are created by a family of flavour precursors (alkyl cysteine sulphoxides) synthesised within the plant cells. The powerful antibiotic allicin is found in onions. It has tremendous healing powers and with so many people returning to natural medicines, this is an easy solution. These home remedies that our parents and grandparents used are being reintroduced. So many of us are adopting a new lifestyle and natural medicines are becoming more popular.
The most interesting Onion remedy is the Onion Sock. This is a ‘modern-day’ version of the Ayurvedic poultice, and involves cutting the white onion in half and placing one half on the bottom of each foot so that the cut onion is against the skin. Place a sock on top of the onion so it stays secure in place and leave the ‘Onion Sock’ on overnight. This is especially good for callus, corns, cracked heels, fungal infections and verrucae. This can also help with flus and fevers.

Here are some simple ways to treat common foot problems using Onions.

Athlete’s Foot
This remedy sounds gross but has proven to be very effective. Apply onion juice with a cotton ball or paper towel to the infected three times a day until the condition clears.
Alternatively soak your feet in a Onion foot bath for 30 minutes or until the water has cooled down.

Callus and Corns
Callus and Corns can be removed with the help of a pumice stone. After soaking the feet in warm water, rub the stone over the affected areas to get rid of the tough skin. You can also place a piece of onion soaked in vinegar over the corn or callus and keep it in place with a bandage. Leave it on overnight.

Cracked Heels Roast an onion and make a paste. Use this on the cracks on your feet. The cracks will disappear in a short time. Alternatively wear the Onion sock at night.

Athlete’s Foot
This remedy sounds gross but has proven to be very effective. Apply onion juice with a cotton ball or paper towel to the infected three times a day until the condition clears. Alternatively you can wear the Onion sock at night.

Toenail Fungus
Nail fungus, or Onychomycosis, is caused by tinea unguium. It is divided into four categories- White superficial onychomycosis, Proximal subungual onychomycosis, Candidal onychomycosis, Distal subungual onychomycosis.
Unwrap an onion and cut it into slices. Scrub the affected toenail with the onion slices for five minutes twice a day. This is a efficient solution to treat the fungal infection. Alternatively wear the Onion sock at night.

Verruca –
Verrucae on the feet are particularly difficult to deal with because pressure is applied to them constantly.There are also known benefits in applying a crushed onion to the surface of the wart and covering it overnight.
It should go away within 15 days.

■Wear the exact size of footwear. No thin soles and backed shoes please.
■Moisturize your feet and specifically the heels.
■Keep your feet clean. Scrub and Exfoliate them regularly.
■Omega 3 and zinc deficiencies cause cracked heels, so make sure you don’t have these deficiencies.
■Wash your feet every time you come home.
■Use good creams and products for your feet too.
■Use powder in your shoes and socks.
■Walk on green grass.

Some remedies for feet may work well for some people and not for others. If the trouble persists after using the simple home remedies, it is advisable to consult a doctor.

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December 13, 2013 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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