Varicose veins is a discomforting and painful condition, rather than a disease, occasioned by enlarged and swollen veins. When valves in veins get damaged, and unable to throw blood backward, blood accumulates in veins. This makes the veins twisted and swollen becoming so visible.
They are easily noticeable due to their dark blue or purple appearance and the way they bulge outwards from underneath the skin. Their symptoms vary from burning sensation on the feet, discomfort and pains, muscle cramps which tend to be popular at night, swelling of feet and ankles, and itchy, dry and thin skin over the affected veins.
Though there are various medications for varicose veins, they tend to be expensive. Luckily, there are equally many home remedies that are cost-effective yet can reduce the symptoms and severity associated with the condition.
The following are five proven remedies known to manage varicose veins.
Blood accumulation in veins is the main underlying reasons for pains and swelling of veins. As a result, walls of veins bend, and this causes the blood to stop flowing or get a clot.
Massage can be a way to increase blood circulation. It should be noted that varicose veins are very delicate, and therefore only a gentle massage should be administered. Applying force against bulging veins is risky. This gentle massage will help straighten up the twisted veins and hasten the blood flow. You may make use of Olive oil as lubricant during the massage.
Garlic and Olive Oil
Combing Olive oil and Garlic makes an oily mixture with anti-inflammatory, toning and firming effects. Thank God for this 100% natural mixture. As a result of reducing dilation in veins, it enhances blood circulation.
This lotion can be applied through massage, which results in a soothing effect reducing the discomforts and pain victims suffer when the condition gets worsening. You will not, however, have to wait for extreme symptoms to occur, but instead, start applying this remedy earliest possible. Then keep on applying it until the desired effect begins to register.
How To Prepare This Solution
The very first step in preparing this solution is sourcing for the best ingredients. Choose extra virgin oil and whole garlic to ensure the treatment will feature powerful healing characteristics.
- 12 cloves garlic
- ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 1 glass jar
- Peel the garlic and cut them in halves and crush them to paste using motor and pestle
- Put the paste into a jar then add lemon juice and olive oil
- Tightly close the container, and leave the mixture in a cool place overnight
- Next day, remove the paste, sieve it to remove small particles
Directions for use
Ø Take large amount of the lotion and apply it gently, through circular motions on body parts with varicose veins
Ø With continuous motions, make use of your figures tips to generate pressure to stimulate blood circulation.
Ø Give the treatment an hour to work
Ø Rinse it off using cold water
Ø Repeat this as much as 3 times a week especially at night
This is a powerful home remedy for strengthening blood vessels and eliminating symptoms altogether. It contains garlic acid and oils that help reduce painful swelling.
Directions for use
- Soak a washcloth in witch hazel and spread it over the affected area, 3 times a day for three months
- Or else, fill the tub with lukewarm water and put up to 20 drops of witch hazel. Soak your affected legs then pat them dry.
- Do this daily for 2 or 3 three months.
Being rich in Vitamin C, it’s a powerful antioxidant which enhances collagen production. It’s also praised for its ability to repair cells and reproduction. Rutin, being a primary ingredient of parsley, plays a vital role in strengthening capillaries and therefore preventing the occurrence of varicose veins.
How to use
Ø Boil for 5 minutes one handful of chopped parsley
Ø Remove from the cooker, cover and allow it to cool to lukewarm
Ø Add 1 drop of rose and marigold essential oils each
Ø Refrigerate the solution for a little while
Ø By use of cotton wool, apply the solution on the affected areas
Ø Repeat this daily until you start getting positive results
Grape Seed Extract
Different flavonoids, linoleic acids and vitamin E can be found in the tinny seeds of grapefruits. Oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes (OPCs) is an ingredient so powerful in vasoprotective role.
They prevent damage to the walls of veins and capillaries. Collagen also is a protein that helps connective tissues maintain their elastic nature and strengthen the walls of blood vessels. It also prevents leakage of fluids from blood vessels hence avoiding swelling of legs.
You need to take powdered grape seeds or use commercially processed grapes seeds. However, with commercial grape seeds, you ought to ensure that they contain not less than 95% OPC content. You may also take grape oil orally, which leads to equally similar results.
The above easy, inexpensive and natural home remedies can strain the progress of the condition. It’s however recommended that you consult a professional clinics, for advice on the best remedy that may work for you.