Frostbite and cold feet can be treated with food therapies. Though the extreme cold temperature is the factor that causes frostbite and cold feet, but the body’s weak blood circulation is also one of the factors causing the problems. Stimulating and tonifying the blood circulation, restoring the body’s balance is an effective way to prevent and treat frostbite, and warm your feet.
The following food therapies can be used to tonify the body and treat frostbite:
1. Mutton Soup
Mutton or Lamb is an excellent winter food due to its warming properties. To learn how to make mutton soups, go to the following pages:
2. Chicken Soup
Chicken soup has tonifying properties. You can add ginseng and astragalus (Huang Qi) to the soup. Here is a recipe of how to make Ginseng Astragalus Chicken Soup:
Home Remedies – Ginseng Astragalus Chicken Soup
Make a rice congee, or oatmeal porridge, add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder and 1 teaspoon of brown sugar.
4. Black tea
Drink black tea instead of green tea, because green tea is cooling while black tea is warming. You can also add cinnamon and brown sugar to the black tea.
Make a rice congee, add 5g of fennel seed powder to it. Or use fennel seeds to make a soup or dish.
6. Dang Gui (Dong Quai)
Use dong quai 10g and fresh ginger 2-3 slices to make a decoction, add brown sugar, take it once a day.
Basically, a food therapy using for frostbite and and cold feet has warming properties. It stimulates blood circulation, warms the body and expels the cold. So you can eat other spicy foods for this purpose.
Also, if you suffer from both frostbite and cold feet, you can eat foods that have drying properties, such as potatoes, red adzuki beans, corns, etc. In winter, extreme cold temperatures can cause two skin conditions: chapped or frostbite. People who suffer from frostbite usually do not have chapped skin, and people who suffer from chapped skin usually do not have frostbite. Why? Because the people who have chapped skin in winter usually “drier” than the people who suffer from frostbites in winter. In other words, the people who suffer from frostbites is “wetter” than the people who have chapped skin. So dampness (too much moisture) in the body is another cause of frostbite. Therefore, consuming drying foods can expel dampness from the body, and treat frostbite.
Warming and drying foods are what you need to prevent and treat frostbite and cold feet in winter if you often suffer from frostbite and cold feet due to the weak blood circulation and imbalance of coldness and dampness in the body.
For more information about winter remedies, go to Natural Remedies Center: http://www.naturalremediescenter.com/treat/winter-remedies/