An Effective Natural Treatment to Reduce Swelling of the Legs and Ankles


Grapefruit essential oil works by activating the lymphatic system and helping to control fluid retention. It promotes the detoxification of toxins and waste that can lead to inflammation and bloating. It also increases blood flow, thereby reducing fluid retention in the legs and relieving joint pain and aches that develop when you’ve been standing or sitting in the same position for too long. To use grapefruit oil to relieve the symptoms of peripheral edema, simply combine 3–4 drops of grapefruit with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil. Massage the mixture into the affected area. You can do this 2–3 times daily until the swelling has gone down. (16)