Varicose veins can be very embarrassing for many people. This home remedy will help you diminish the look of varicose veins.
“Varicose” comes from the Latin word “varix” which means twisted. Varicose veins are twisted and enlarged veins that are usually almost a bluish purple color. One-way valves in the veins ensure that blood only flows towards the heart. These valves can become weakened, and blood collects in the veins which cause them to become enlarged.
Varicose veins are usually found in the legs because the leg veins have to work against gravity. Standing increases pressure in leg veins. Varicose veins are very common in the U.S. About 25 percent of women are affected, and about 15 percent men are affected as well.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
ACV is a great treatment for varicose veins. It contains natural body cleansing properties and improves blood flow. Apply undiluted ACV to the vein and gently massage the area. Do this every day before bed and after you wake up.
2. Cayenne Pepper
This herb is considered a miracle treatment for varicose veins. Add a teaspoon to a cup of hot water and stir well. Drink this three times a day for one or two months.
3. Olive Oil
Olive oil can increase blood circulation. Mix equal part of the olive oil and vitamin E oil and slightly warm it. Massage the veins with the oil for several minutes. Do this about twice a day for one to two months.
Garlic is a great medicinal herb that can help break down harmful toxins in the blood vessels and improve circulation. Slice up six garlic cloves and place them in a clean jar. Let this mixture sit for at least 12 hours then, shake the jar and massage two drops of the mixture onto the veins.
5. Butcher’s Broom
This remedy is good for relieving aches and discomfort from varicose veins. This herb contains properties that are known as ruscogenins, and they help reduce inflammation while constricting the veins because of the anti-inflammatory and anti-elastase activity. Take at least 100mg three times a day.