#1. Herbal Foot Soaks

Explore the history, research and easy application of herbal foot soaks. (Get herbs for foot soaks here.)


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Show notes

:40 History/legend of foot soaks

(Earlier accounts are in Confucius’ book or rites)

2:50 Case studies

5:20 Platelet adhesion, sedimentation and inflammation as contributing factors in chronic disease

8:30 Blood pressure

8:47 Diabetic neuropathy

9:10 Insomnia and additional applications

9:47 Cautions and contraindications

11:40 Best practices for foot soak

15:05 Footsoak heat distribution

Get Tibetan herbs for foot soaks here if you are a healthcare practitioner.


  1. Reply
    Chad Nielsen January 9, 2017

    Nice presentation and good solid information as a basic start. I enjoyed listening to this.

    • Reply
      botanicalbiohacking@gmail.com January 10, 2017

      Thank you, Chad.

  2. Reply
    Terri March 21, 2017

    I look forward to these soaks. They have become a soothing meditation in my healing process.

  3. Reply
    financial planning May 3, 2017

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      botanicalbiohacking@gmail.com May 4, 2017

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  4. Reply
    hoosierhenry May 11, 2017

    Hi guys!

    I just bought a foot soak tub and I’m waiting for the herbs in the above link to ship.
    Are there benefits in just soaking my feet in warm water without herbs?
    Are there other easy-to-find herbs (maybe from Whole Foods) that would be beneficial? Are essential oils an acceptable replacement for the herbs in the link above?

    I’m especially interested in helping digestion and warming up my kidneys.

    • Reply
      botanicalbiohacking@gmail.com May 14, 2017

      Hi, you can definitely still get some benefit from soaking in plain water if you don’t have anything to add. To make it better than plain water, you may place some sliced fresh ginger. Essential oils will be a good addon for the foot soak herbs.

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