Before trying an invasive treatment (surgery) for your varicose veins, you should give certain herbs a try. Varicose veins are swollen, twisted and bulging blood vessels on the legs which can cause throbbing and make your legs heavy. The skin in the area may itch as well. Varicose veins may appear anywhere on the body and are treated by different methods which vary in their efficiency.
The blood vessels in the legs need to return blood to the heart against gravity many times during a day. This is a difficult task which gets even tougher when you move. Valves usually keep the blood from flowing backwards, but if a valve’s function is reduced, the blood goes backward indeed and dilates the vein which puts pressure on the valve below.
Obesity, pregnancy, prolonged standing and heavy lifting are all responsible for varicose veins. Besides being aesthetic unpleasant, varicose veins can inflame your veins and cause blood clots. Standing or sitting for too long as well as wearing uncomfortable shoes may speed up the process, and what you eat has a profound impact on this problem. In order to prevent varicose veins, you should eat a diet rich in animal protein and vitamin C and always avoid sugar and trans fatty acids as they raise inflammation in the body, which damages the capillary walls.
Luckily, there is a natural remedy that can help you get rid of the problem. Horse Chestnut, an ornamental tree that can be found in parks is a great remedy against varicose veins and can be prepared easily. Here’s how:
3 tablespoons of Aloe Vera gel
Half a cup of chopped carrots
Half a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
Just put all the ingredients in a blender and mix well for a minute. You can double the amount of the ingredients depending on the area that needs to be treated.
Apply the mixture on the affected area and leave it to work for 30 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water. While the remedy works, keep your legs elevated and repeat the process every day until you see results.