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Herbs for Burning Feet

author image Chris Kinsey
Chris Kinsey works as an editor for a medical publisher and has experience dealing with many topics, ranging from athlete's foot to cancer and brain injury. Kinsey has a great deal of freelance experience writing for sports and parenting magazines as well. Kinsey holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications from California University of Pennsylvania.
Herbs for Burning Feet
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Burning Feet Syndrome is a sensation of burning in the feet, and is also accompanied by swelling or reddening in some cases. It’s common in people with circulatory or nervous system disorders such as diabetes or high blood pressure. The condition is also caused by a lack of certain vitamins or minerals in the body. Luckily, there are supplements and herbal remedies for Burning Feet Syndrome.


This herb, according to Herbs 2000, was used as a “cure-all” in years past. Mallow poultice can be used to treat pain, and soreness, and when added to bath water, mallow can help alleviate skin ailments. The websites Info on Natural Healing and Herbs 2000 recommend soaking your feet in a mallow-infused bath to help alleviate symptoms of Burning Feet Syndrome.


This herb helps with circulation of blood to the feet by dilating blood vessels, according to the website Info on Natural Healing. Hawthorn is effective only with long term use of three or more months, says the website. The site recommends mixing 1 tbsp. of the herb in with juice or tea.

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Gingko Biloba

According to the website, Ask a Naturopath, Gingko Biloba is an herb that is typically used to improve circulation in the hands and feet. This herb, according to the site, can reduce heat by reducing congestion and oxygenation in the bloodstream.

San Miao Wan

This is actually an herbal formula containing the Chinese herbs Huang Bai, Cang Zhu, and Niu Xi. According to the website, Chinese Medicine Cure, this herbal formula eliminates heat. It works best on the damp heat accumulation in the lower part of the body that causes burning and numbness in the low back and feet.

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