Oh, the varicose veins, those damn enemies of our gambols. Disgraceful and painful, they result in bluish spiders visible on the surface of the skin. They often appear without warning, but the stagnation of the blood in the lower limbs favors the appearance. A small overview of some natural remedies less invasive than surgery and sometimes more efficient.
What is Varicose Veins?
In France, more than twelve million people suffer from this circulatory problem, which is very common among both men and women. Varicose veins result from an abnormally dilated vein. The more blood circulates in your lower limbs the more likely you are to have ankylosing, swollen legs and seeing varicose veins on your legs. What is this in concrete terms? Our veins are equipped with small valves that convey blood to the heart, when these valves are obstructed, the blood lethargy goes down to the bottom of the body. The veins and their walls eventually become distended and form varicose veins.
Sex, lifestyle, age, posture, hypertension, heredity, smoking, cholesterol, thrombosis problems, overweight, physical inactivity, exposure to heat, Too tight clothing or too high or too flat shoes are all factors that increase the risk of developing varicose veins.
But then, is there anything to do against venous insufficiency? Of course. With natural treatments and avoiding certain bad habits, you can improve your venous circulation.
The cider vinegar
This magic potion of cider vinegar deserves its nickname of elixir of youth. Toning and relaxing muscle, apple vinegar will reactivate blood flow and relieve the tingling, swelling and cramping caused by varicose veins. To make the most of its benefits, the ideal is to apply it with a soaked compress and to perform circular massages on the affected area. Another method is to pour a small bottle of vinegar into the bath water, adding a generous handful of coarse salt to fully appreciate the benefits.
Usually used to season the dishes, the Cayenne pepper is a miracle cure against many ailments. These medicinal virtues range from healing of ulcers, congestion and colds, to indigestion, diabetes, rheumatism, low back pain, blood pressure, and even kidney or heart problems and acute muscle pain.
Rich in vitamin C, bio-flavonoids and the active principle of capsaicin, which has the power to catalyze the benefits of other substances and plants. Cayenne pepper improves blood circulation and relieves pain in congested veins. Mix a teaspoon of cayenne pepper powder with a cup of hot water or fresh juice and drink this mixture three times a day for one or two months. This will make you a beautiful leg!
The combination of garlic and olive oil is very useful for restarting blood circulation. Antioxidant, olive oil contains vitamin E, essential to the fluidity of the blood and which prevents the appearance of clots in the arteries. Massage your varicose veins with heated olive oil twice a day for two months.
The fragon, small holly
The young fragon stems are used in the treatment of hemorrhoids, frostbite, varicose veins, poor blood circulation and blood clots in the legs. Be careful, however, not to combine the intake of fragon with certain drugs that fluidize the blood. This combo may be hazardous to health if prescribed doses are not observed. It is best to take it in the form of capsules, drinkable ampoules while respecting the indications, or ointments and creams to be applied on the areas to be treated.
The leaves of witch hazel are rich in tannins, with astringent properties which tighten the blood vessels and reduce the inflammation. It can be applied directly to the skin to treat various skin irritations and varicose veins. Simply soak a cotton witch hazel and apply it on the area you want to treat. Alternatively, drink a cup or two of an infusion prepared with 10 g of witch hazel macerated in 1 liter of boiling water for 10 minutes.
A powerful anti-inflammatory, parsley reduces and treats varicose veins with luteolin and vitamin C. Think of combining it with beetroot, which is rich in nitrates that facilitate venous return and blood circulation. To drink