Remedies for Varicose veins

Varicose veins help

A Varicose Vein is an abnormal swelling of the superficial Veins of the legs.

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The causes include obesity, menopause, habit of wearing tight clothes, pregnancy, age, constipation, smoking, poor diet, hormonal changes, lack of exercise, poor blood circulation.

The symptoms include swelling of the ankles, purplish skin, pain, burning sensation, itching, painfully tense legs, swollen legs particularly at night. If the Varicose Veins are not treated in a proper way, it can lead to serious health problems such as thrombosis, open wounds etc. There are many remedies and herbs which are efficacious in relieving the problems of Varicose veins.

Remedies –

Apply apple cider vinegar on varicose veins.

Warm water enema is also advisable.

B Complex group of vitamins help to treat varicose veins.

Vit E helps to tone up overall circulation, so it is also useful.

Gentle Massage on the affected area with rosemary oil is beneficial.

Eat blackberries and cherries.

Take a diet rich in fiber, so that it will keep the bowels clean.

Grape Seed extract has an antioxidant activity and it strengthens the connective tissues and helps to reduce inflammation.

Avoid ice-cream, fried foods, peanuts, alcohol, and excessive intake of salt, processed and refined foods.

Pineapple juice is advisable as it keeps the veins healthy.

Mix two parts of spinach juice and 3 parts of carrot juice. Drink it once a day.

Exercises like walking, swimming and bicycling are advisable.

Do not wear tight clothes as they restrict blood flow.

Pine bark extract is also beneficial. People who are suffering with Rheumatoid arthritis or have multiple sclerosis should not take grape seed extract and pine bark extract.

Butcher’s broom - It strengthens collagen in the blood vessel wall and helps to improve circulation.

Gotu kola is effective.

Red vine leaf extract- has a beneficial effect as it reduces swelling, pain and leg heaviness.

Avoid standing or sitting for a long period.

Copper daily in-take of 2 mg via Whole grains, nuts and seeds along with shellfish, lean red meat should be included in the diet.

I hope the above remedies for Varicose veins will help all that are trying to address this situation. In many cases one should consult a healthcare adviser.

Dr. Veena Deo is an Ayurvedic Doctor in India. All the information provided and on supplements above and opinions expressed are her own and should not be construed as medical advice. This information is provided for educational purposes only.



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