Varicose veins are a common problem in which abnormally enlarged veins appear close to the skin’s surface. The condition can cause pain, fatigue, restlessness, and feelings of burning, throbbing, tingling, or heaviness in the legs. Common factors contributing to varicose veins are heredity, occupations that require a lot of standing, obesity, use of birth control pills, constipation and hormonal changes in the body during pregnancy, puberty, and menopause.
The appearance of bulging veins is also a cosmetic concern for many people.
Use these home remedies for varicose veins to decrease the severity of varicose veins and provide comfort to the symptoms.
Apple cider vinegar is a wonderful treatment of varicose veins. It is cleanse the body naturally, and it also improves blood flow and circulation. When blood begins to flow naturally, the weight and swelling of the vein is greatly reduced. Apply raw apple cider vinegar to the skin above the vein and massage the area gently. Do it everyday before going to bed in the morning. Follow this treatment for several months to reduce the size of varicose veins. Also, you can add 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water and stir thoroughly. Drink the mixture twice for at least a month to see positive results.
Cayenne pepper is considered a miracle treatment for varicose veins. It is a very rich source of vitamin C and bioflavonoids that will increase blood circulation and alleviate the mixed, swollen vein pain. Add 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper powder to hot water and stir thoroughly. Drink this mixture three times a day for 1 or 2 months.
Increasing blood circulation is essential for the treatment of varicose veins. Massaging with olive oil can help increase circulation to reduce pain and inflammation. Mix olive oil and vitamin E oil equally and warm it up slightly. Please massage vein with this mixture for several minutes. Please do this twice a day for 1 to 2 months.
Garlic is an excellent herb for reducing the symptoms of inflammation and varicose veins. It can also break down harmful toxins in the blood vessels and improve circulation. Slice one garlic clove and put it in a clean glass bottle. Extract the juice from one orange and add it to the bottle. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Please allow the mixture to sit for about 12 hours. Shake the jar and put a few drops of solution on your finger. Please massage the veins with a circulation movement of 15 minutes. Wrap the area with cotton cloth and leave it overnight. Please repeat every day for a few months.
The butcher and cheek broom are very useful to relieve the pain and discomfort of varicose veins. This herb's active ingredient, Ruscogenins, helps contracting the vein due to its inflammation and anti-elastase properties . Take 100 mg of the butcher's broom aid three times per day. Made from the roots and seeds of the plant, the supplements have vitamins B and C along with calcium, chromium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, selenium, silicon and zinc. These nutrients not only improve blood flow over the foot but also reduce inflammation in the veins. Note: People with high blood pressure or benign prostatic hypertrophy have to consult a doctor before taking this herb.
Witch hazel is a highly effective herb for strengthening blood vessels and thus can reduce symptoms of varicose veins. Apart from being astringent, it also includes gallic acid and some essential oils that can help reduce swelling as well as pain. Apply a few drops of witch hazel oil to affected areas twice or three times a day. Alternatively, fill a bath tub with lukewarm water and add 10 to 20 drops of witch hazel oil. Please soak your feet in solution for at least 15 minutes. Then, wash your feet with clean water and dry them. Follow this procedure for 1 or 2 months daily.
Horse chestnut has been used for age to treat varicose veins. The horse chestnut seed can successfully increase "vein tone" and in turn has anti-inflammatory and anti-swelling properties which reduce the appearance of varicose veins. The horse chestnut seed extract has a compound called azephine that improves the elastic strength of veins and prevents the release of enzymes that damage the walls of capillaries. Apply horse chestnut seed oil to affected areas. When used on a regular basis, it can reduce considerable pain and swelling. You can also take a supplement of horse chestnut seeds. The most common dosage is 300 mg twice daily. Do not take raw chestnuts because it contains large quantities of toxic compounds known as escalin. Note: Do not use this remedy for pregnant or lactating women.
Parsley is rich in vitamin C (a powerful antioxidant that encourages the production of collagen and aid in cell repair and reproduction). It also plays an important role in strengthening capillary vessels. Boil fresh cut parsley with a cup of water for 5 minutes at a time. Take it out of heat, cover it and cool down the solution. Next, strain the solution and add 1 drop of rose and marigold essential oil. Place the solution in the refrigerator for several minutes. Please use the cotton ball and apply the solution to the affected part. Please do this everyday for a few months to see positive results. Also try eating raw parsley as often as possible.
Grape leaves have a good amount of flavonoids to help keep the veins healthy. Leaves also have properties of astringency, anti-inflammation, antioxidants and homeostasis which are very useful in treating varicose veins. Boil a cup of grape leaves for 10 to 15 minutes with 4 cups of water. Please allow it to cool for a few minutes. Pour it into a bucket and soak your feet in the solution for 5 minutes. Then put your feet in another bucket filled with cold water for 10 seconds. Repeat this 3-4 times, and finish with cold water immersion. Then massage your feet upwards with sunflower oil.
Beautiful marigold flower is a rich source of flavonoids and vitamin C to stimulate the production of collagen, aid cell repair and regeneration. It also helps to alleviate various symptoms of varicose veins. Simmer a cup of marigold with 4 cups of water. Soak the cotton cloth in the solution and apply cloth to the affected part. Please leave it until it is completely cold. Repeat several times until you notice improvement. You can also eat fresh marigold petals. These remedies can minimize the appearance of swelling of varicose veins.