Although generally related to old age, varicose veins are a common health issue for people of all ages. It affects both men and women, though it has higher prevalence among the female population. There are a number of factors that lead to weakened blood vessels and these include long periods of standing, wearing uncomfortable shoes, pregnancy, genetics, and last, but, not least, unhealthy diet based mostly on sugar and fattening foods.
The most important step you should take to prevent blood vessel dilatation is to increase your vitamin C intake.
If you’re already dealing with varicose veins, the all-natural recipe we recommend here is the thing you need.
What you need:
- ½ cup chopped carrot
- 3 tbsps. aloe vera gel
- ½ cup apple cider vinegar
What you do:
Make a paste by mixing all the ingredients in a food processor. If you need more of the paste, double or triple the amount of each ingredient. Apply the paste on the affected areas and let it act for half an hour. If your varicose veins are on your legs, it’s recommended to keep your legs raised after applying the paste.
Finish by removing the paste with warm water. Repeat the treatment as many times a day as you feel necessary.
This recipe provides high efficacy because of its ingredients.
For one thing, carrots are rich in antioxidants, and therefore are used in many skin care products. They can also reduce the risk of heart disease.
Apple cider vinegar is particularly effective as a blood thinner that prevents the formation of clots.
Last, but not least, aloe vera gel has long been part of natural medicine in treatment of many ailments, including skin inflammation.