Before you try extreme or surgical measures for ridding yourself of varicose veins, you might want to give herbs a chance. Varicose veins are swollen, bulging and twisted blood vessels. Perhaps you’ve noticed these blue, serpentine bulges appearing on your own legs. If you have, you know they can make your legs throb and feel heavy. Legs and feet may swell slightly, and overlying skin may itch. Though they’re most common in the legs, varicose veins can occur in almost any part of the body. Prevention can help keep the problem from occurring, and many treatments exist—with varying degrees of effectiveness. Herbs can help, too.
Here’s what happens: Leg veins have the Herculean task of returning blood to the heart, often working against gravity. When you move, leg muscles massage the vein, “milking” the blood upward.
Normally, valves keep the blood from flowing backward. If a valve becomes incompetent, the blood does flow backward. The vein then dilates, which puts pressure on the valve below.
Anything that increases pressure in the legs raises the risk of developing varicose veins: obesity, pregnancy, and activities that involve prolonged standing or heavy lifting. In addition to cosmetic considerations, varicose veins can raise the risk of inflammation of the vein (thrombophlebitis) and blood clots (deep vein thrombosis).
You should know that standing, sitting, and wearing uncomfortable shoes with too high or low heels can speed up the process of varicose veins. Pregnancy can speed up the process as well. You should also know that nutrition is extremely important for preventing and treating this aesthetic problem. Make sure you consume enough animal protein and plenty of vitamin C, in order to prevent varicose veins. Note: sugar and trans fatty acids cause body inflammation. Well, this process can damage the capillary walls, and this is why you should avoid them. Horse Chestnut, that is growing as ornamental tree in the parks, is real ingredient that you need. This homemade remedy was sent by our reader. She says that this remedy is very simple and easy to make. You just have to follow the simple instructions.
Here’s what you need to do:
- ½ of finely chopped carrots
- 3 tbs. of Aloe Vera gel
- ½ of apple cider vinegar
Here’s what you need to do – just put all the ingredients mentioned above into a blender and mix until you get a fine mixture that looks like a paste. Note: you can double the ingredients or you can increase the amount which depends on the area that needs to be coated.
How to use it:
Just apply this mixture on the affected area and fix it with a bandage if you need. Leave it on for 30 minutes and rinse it with lukewarm water. Note: make sure you raise your legs upwards. It will speed up the healing process. You should use this treatment every day – until you get the desired results.