Cracked Heels Problem is due to excess heat(pitta) flowing down the body to the feet.
This is mostly seen in women in tropical climate zones as they dont wear proper footwear and do not apply turmeric paste to their feet.
Usually Kapha(water) should be above the shoulders, Pitta(heat) should be between shoulder and abdomen and below that area should be governed by Vaata(air).
But due to our irregular diet, sleep and sexual habits, imbalance between these 3 elements will cause health issues.
These will be immediately seen through damaged hair, premature greying etc on scalp and/or cracked heels.
Method No.1: Yogasanas
i) Chandra bedhana Bhastrika pranayaam: Close right nostril and breathe out through left nostril only
ii) Seetali Bhastrika pranayaam : Fold the tongue longitudinally and do Bhastrika pranayam.
iii) Seetkari pranayam: Clench the teeth/jaws and do Bhastrika pranayam
iv) Apply kaakarakaya/Haritaki (Terminalia bellerica) paste (bitter gourd) mixed with turmeric to the affected part.
i) To reduce overheat mix Jeera (Cuminum Cyminum) (fry and make powder), Dhania (coriander) (fry and make powder), candy sugar equally in powder form.
Take 1/2 spoon – 3 times a day along with water.
ii) Amla powder (Indian Gooseberry powder) mixed with candy sugar powder equally can also be taken thrice a day to reduce overheat.
The excess heat of stomach reduces and cracks of heel will be healed.
Ayurvedic Ointment/Cream for Cracked Heels :
Bees wax (yellow) : 100 gm
Saindhava lavanam(Rock Salt) : 100 gm (fine powder)
Guggilam(Incense) : 100 gm (fine powder)
Jeguru matti (Black Mud found near river banks) : 100 gm (powder)
Jaggery : 100 gm (powder)
Honey : 50 gm
Ghee : 100 gm
Pachcha karpuram (camphor balming) : 5 gm.
Put bees wax in a vessel and heat on SIM flame by adding ghee little by little. Then remove from stove. Cool it and add Saindhava lavanam, jaggery powder, guggilam, Jeguru matti powder, honey. Mix iall contents uniformly to paste. Store it and apply the ointment to the affected parts of heel. This ointment also works well for cracks in the thighs.
Heals all cracks within 7 to 20 days. Very effective ointment.