Varicose veins are a common vascular issue affecting both men and women, although it’s more prevalent in women. Apart from being an esthetic problem, varicose veins can also be quite painful too.
This condition should never be overlooked as it indicates that a person’s blood circulation is compromised, which causes the veins to protrude. One way to treat varicose veins is with surgery. However, if you want to avoid this, we offer here some home remedies, that have proven to be highly effective.
The medicinal properties of garlic have long been known and used in natural medicine. Owing to its active ingredient, allicin, garlic can significantly decrease the inflammation in the veins caused by poor blood circulation. Regular consumption of garlic is highly recommended by health experts. Even if you are not a fan of its pungent taste, you can still use it topically. To make garlic cream, mince some garlic cloves and mix them with little alcohol. Massage the affected areas on your legs with this paste 4 times a week.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is another powerful anti-inflammatory agent. It works effectively both when ingested and when used topically. If you are using it topically, simply soak a towel or a clean cloth in vinegar and put it directly on your varicose veins. Leave the ACV treatment to work for several minutes. Optionally, you can massage the affected areas starting at the ankles and moving upwards. It’s important to know that applying too much pressure can be harmful, so make sure you massage gently.
Many health experts advise their patients suffering from varicose veins to include chili peppers in their diet because this nutrient is highly beneficial for decongesting clogged veins. Plus, chili pepper also significantly improves blood circulation.
Known and widely used for its numerous therapeutic effects, among which the cooling effect, aloe vera is also an efficient natural remedy to relieve pain from varicose veins. The hot version can also be used to treat varicose veins. For best results, apply the gel to the veiny areas massaging gently and leave it act overnight.
Here we provide you with 2 more recipes to treat varicose veins at home.
1# Leafy Recipe
Boil mint, chamomile leaves, and laurel in two liters of water. Let the infusion steep for 5 minutes. You can use the solution in two ways – apply it on the affected areas or put the solution in a washbasin or and immerse your feet in it. To make this treatment even more effective, add some sodium bicarbonate.
2# Creamy Recipe
Using a food processor, mix some aloe vera gel, apple cider vinegar and carrots. Blend well until you get a thick paste. Apply this mixture on the affected area and leave it act for half an hour before you rinse it off with cold water.