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Home Remedies for Stress

Most people experience stress from time to time. The term ‘stress’ refers to the non-specific response of the body to any demand for change. There are many life demands that can cause stress, especially work, relationships and money problems. Traumatic life events also lead to stress.

Common physical effects of stress are headaches, muscle tension, or pain, chest pain, fatigue, frequent urination, upset stomach and difficulty sleeping.  It also has a direct effect on your mood and behavior, leading to symptoms like anxiety, restlessness, lack of motivation, irritability, unnecessary anger, sadness, depression and social withdrawal.

Epsom salt is high in magnesium, which helps increase the mood-elevation. Epsom salt is another useful and effective remedy to help you calm down when you are under stress. Stress causes low magnesium levels in the body and increases adrenaline levels.
Epsom salt is high in magnesium, which helps increase the mood-elevating serotonin chemical in the brain. This in turn helps reduce stress, promote relaxation and ease anxiety,irritability, insomnia and abnormal heart rhythms.

Add 1 cup of Epsom salt and a few drops of an aromatic essential oil of your choice to warm bathwater.
Stir thoroughly, until the salt granules dissolve in the water.
Soak in this soothing water for 20 minutes.
You can enjoy this soothing bath 2 or 3 times a week. chemical in the brain. This in turn helps reduce stress, promote relaxation and ease anxiety, irritability, insomnia and abnormal heart rhythms.

Home Remedies for Swollen Feet

Swollen feet is a common problem that anyone can suffer from. It is not a disease in itself, but rather a symptom of an underlying issue. Usually, this problem arises with people who have diabetes, heart problems, kidney or liver disease, and pregnant women are more prone to this problem.  It accumulates in the tissues, leading to swelling known as edema.

Epsom Salt

Epsom salt works fast to reduce swelling and can help alleviate pain and discomfort,too. The magnesium sulfate in Epsom salt is easily absorbed through the skin and helps improve circulation and reduce swelling. It is also relaxing for sore, tired muscles and even helps neutralize foot odor.

Mix ½ cup of Epsom salt in a foot tub filled with warm water.
Soak your swollen feet in it for 10 to 15 minutes.
Repeat up to 3 times a week.


Ginger is a natural diuretic that helps treat swollen feet. It helps dilute sodium, a major contributing factor behind swelling. In addition, its anti-inflammatory property helps reduce swelling.

Massage your swollen feet with ginger oil when massaging a few times daily.
You can also drink 2 to 3 cups of ginger tea or chew some raw ginger slices.
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