Heel Fissures is another term for cracked heels. It is a very commonly occurring problem in both genders that can be caused by myriad reasons. Formation of calluses and cuts that are linear and formed superficially surrounding the heel area are the obvious symptoms of this problem which are seen when the foot is examined.
Red and flaky patches and even peeling skin are other signs of cracked feet. If the skin bleeds then immediate action is necessary to curtail the spread of infection. Generally the cracks stay on and remain in the epidermis, however, in certain aggravated cases it can go deeper and cause infection.
There are several reasons for developing cracked such as long periods of staying in the standing position, close fitting or tight shoes, abnormal style of walking, diabetes and most importantly improper hygiene and carelessness and neglect ion of the feet. This problem is easily curable with the help of herbal remedies. Some of these effective remedies are as follows.
Herbal Remedies For Cracking Feet
This herb is versatile and very potent but is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. For a cracked heel a soak can be prepared by taking lavender oil mixing two drops of it into 5 litres of water. Foot soaked in this preparation will soften and relax the dry and affected feet.
Peppermint is a commonly available herb that can be used in the form of essential oil. Adding three drops of peppermint essential oil to sufficient water (that can cover the feet) is the soak takes care of cracked feet.
It not only moistens the dry feet but also eradicates any kind of fungus that is present and can cause infection. This herb is also available in the market as an antifungal cream and topical application of this cream brings immense relief.
3. Tea Tree
Like peppermint tea tree oil is equally beneficial in treating dry skin and cracked heels. The affect area can be dipped in a soak prepared by adding 4 drops of this essential oil to a tub full of water ,for around 20 minutes .When this procedure is repeated regularly for a few days , it gets rid of the problem completely.
The tea and infusions of this herb is extremely beneficial in preparing a foot soak or a foot bath. It brings relief to dry and swelling foot.
Otherwise two to three drops of chamomile essential oil when added to a carrier oil not more than 10 ml and massaged into the skin of the heels for at least thrice a day is sufficient to take care of the heel.
5. Aloe Vera
This is a scaly herb acts as a healing agent as it consists of polysaccharides that is required for healthy skin. It provides necessary nutrition to the skin and also prevents the feet from itching.
It is full of enzymes so application of its gel, removes the odour and fungus that occurs in the foot. This herb is readily available in the local stores in the form of cream and lotions specifically for foot as well. It has a gamut of benefits and is a favourite of the herbalists and cosmetologists.
Caution: Please use Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.