Golden rod, licorice, and lavender can all help decrease swelling in the legs. Resting and applying ice can also ease the discomfort, notes Progressive Health.
Leg edema is swelling in the legs. An injury to the area can cause this to happen. Fluid retention also causes the legs to swell. Butcher's broom capsules have been proven to reduce the pain. According to Progressive Health, 2-3 capsules daily can stop and prevent the swelling. Using the R.I.C.E treatment will also help, states Progressive Health. That is resting the leg with ice, compression and elevation. Small exercises to stretch the muscles and get blood flowing to the leg also reduce the swelling.