Peripheral Neuropathy
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Name not given
Posted on: November 6, 1998

What if anything have they come up with that will alleviate the burning sensation and pain on the bottom of the feet caused by peripheral neuropathy?

Valerian and Jamaica Dogwood are relaxants that may be taken internally to help ease the pain. Externally, you can encourage the blood flow to the feet by soaking them in a warm ginger tea, made by simmering an inch of chopped ginger root in 4 cups of water for 15 minutes. Add a teaspoon of echinacea tincture to the footbath to guard against foot infections, which are common in foot neuropathies.

For more information on herbs used for neuropathies you can search the Richters web page, www.richters.com, under News & Info, choose "Q & A", then choose "Search Richters Q&A" and enter the word "neuropathy".

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