Win a copy of Building Community this week in the City Repair forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • paul wheaton
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Mike Haasl
  • Joylynn Hardesty
stewards:
  • r ranson
  • James Freyr
  • Burra Maluca
master gardeners:
  • Steve Thorn
  • Greg Martin
gardeners:
  • Ash Jackson
  • thomas rubino
  • Carla Burke

Remedies for foot problems

 
Posts: 1
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hello Anne, thanks for agreeing to answer some questions for all of us.  This is my scenario - My family is predominately Irish.  My great-great-grandmother had immigrated from County Clare, Ireland just before the Potato Famine.  In our family history, she was very knowledgeable about all the natural cures and medicines that came from nature, or the fairies she was a little funny about the wee folk.  Luckily, she passed this knowledge (in writing) to her daughter and granddaughter. My mother was the youngest of 7 sisters.  Her older sisters had the data that had been passed down but over the years it went missing.  Many members of the family have a problem with mild neuropathy of the feet.  My oldest cousin remembers that his mother had used an old "notebook" to whip up a concoction that worked wonders on the problems that she had with her feet.  One part of it was soaking the feet in a hot tub of water with leaves of rosemary and an "oil" from something else.  The next stage involved putting a poultice, using the oil, in a sock then sleeping with it until the feeling returned in the foot.  I have the foot problem now and was just wondering if you had ever heard of such a technique.  Thanks ever so much.  Jerry
 
gardener
Posts: 1495
Location: South of Capricorn
529
dog rabbit urban cooking writing homestead ungarbage
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I'm following, as there is only so much an epsom salt bath can do!!
 
Posts: 11
Location: Azusa Ca.
  • Likes 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I have had great success combining therapies.  I use a gallon of water and boil  a handful of rosemary I cut it off an unruly bush ].  I put the "tea" in a foot pan  add 1 cup of vinegar 1/2 cup of Epsom salt and wait for it to cool to comfortable but hot temp. Add feet.  Soak till pruny feet... use a new pumice stone to scrub feet.  Next time make tea for continued treatment like athletes foot  boil pumice stone in tea to kill old germs.  Did this every night for a month and my hubbies toenails greenback.  Also a good general foot health soak for diabetics.
 
master steward
Posts: 3601
Location: USDA Zone 8a
1018
dog hunting food preservation cooking bee greening the desert
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
For pain, I use 100% natural Magnesuim Bath Flakes. That is how it is sold.  It is not the same as epsom salts as it is a different magnesium, maybe chloride?

You could do the foot bath in a solution with the rosemary.  (Good to know!)

I put mine in a spray bottle 50/50 with water. I spray it on may hand, foot or what is in pain and massage it in.  It works wonders!
 
He does not suffer fools gladly. But this tiny ad does:
Greenhouse of the Future ebook - now free for a while
https://permies.com/goodies/greenhouse
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic