Come winter and many of us complain about cracked skin on ones soles, which not only gives our feet an ugly look, but at times cause a lot of pain too. Ayurveda suggests the application of gingelly oil on the affected parts, which can be of tremendous help.
The Central Council for Research in Ayurveda and Siddha (CCRAS) recommends application of gingelly or sesame oil (Tila Taila), followed by fomentation of the affected part.
Excessive dryness of the soles is caused due to dry, cold or windy conditions. Thus, painful fissures appear on the sides of the sole and base of the toes. Bee wax applied on cracked or chapped skin is also helpful.
Mixture of ghee (12 grams) and bee’s wax (Madhucchista) (12 gram) in equal parts and its one third Yavaksara (4 grams) can be applied on the affected parts.
Paste prepared with equal parts of powdered rala (oleresin of sala), Saindhava (rock salt), honey and ghee by mixing in Sarsapa taila (mustard oil) is also effective.
Our feet are the least pampered parts of our bodies. Daily foot massage enhances lubrication and circulation, and helps draw toxins to the surface for release. A daily massage can also help to keep our feet strong and flexible.