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Home Remedy For Varicose Veins • One of the most effective ways of treating varicose veins would be to have

a combination of carrot and spinach juice. For this, combine 300 ml of carrot juice and 200 ml of spinach juice. • Vitamin E and C are essential for the treatment of varicose vein. For this, take 3,000 mg of vitamin C and 600 to 1,200 mg of vitamin E daily. • Staying on an all-fruit diet, for two to three days, is an easy solution for varicose veins. Thereafter, have a balanced diet that includes grains, seeds, nuts, raw vegetables and fresh fruits. • Warm water enema is a good home remedy to cure varicose veins, as it helps cleanse the bowels. • Applying apple cider vinegar to the varicose veins two times a day i.e. in the morning and evening would prove helpful in treating the problem. This would make the vein shrink back to their original size. • Taking hot Epsom salt bath, two times in a week, will prove effective in treating varicose veins. • Another useful home remedy would be to massage the affected area with rosemary oil. • Take some fuller's earth powder and add some water to it, until it forms a paste. Apply this mudpack on the affected area at night and leave it on till the morning. Then, rinse off with water. • In 4 ounces of carrier oil (almond oil), add 12 drops each of cypress and rosemary essential oils. Apply this mixture on the legs, by gently stroking them in an upward motion. This is an effective way to treat varicose veins. • Applying vitamin E oil or witch hazel tea to the affected area serves as a good home remedy for varicose veins. • Take hot and cold hip bath, alternately. This would prove to be beneficial in curing varicose veins. • Mix together 2 cups each of chopped calendula flowers, leaves and stems, along with melted lard. After about 24 hours, heat the mixture and strain it. Apply this over the varicose veins. • Avoid having potatoes, starchy foods, condiments, alcohol, coffee, strong tea, white flour products and white sugar, when suffering from varicose veins. Treatment A mild case of varicose veins does not usually require a doctor's care. You can find relief from the discomfort of varicose veins with basic at-home treatment and various alternative remedies. Conventional Medicine Superficial varicose veins normally do not require medical attention. To relieve the discomfort, your doctor may recommend elastic support stockings. Support stockings help your leg muscles push blood upward by concentrating pressure near the ankles. Put them on before you get out of bed in the morning. Raise your legs in the air and pull the stockings on evenly; they should not feel tight in the calf or groin. You should wear them all day. To alleviate occasional swelling and pain, an over-the- counter anti-inflammatory drug such as aspirin or ibuprofen are usually prescribed. If you notice skin around a varicose vein becoming ulcerous or discolored, or if you have continuing pain with no obvious outward signs, contact a doctor at once about the possibility of deep varicose veins. Varicose veins can be eliminated by one of several methods. Spider veins can be removed through laser treatment. A mild case of superficial varicose veins can be treated by sclerotherapy: A chemical known as a sclerosing agent is injected into the vein to collapse its walls so it can no longer transport blood. More severe cases may merit surgical removal, or stripping. Unfortunately, no treatment can prevent new veins from becoming varicose. Before pursuing a particular treatment, discuss all options with a dermatologist or vascular surgeon. Alternative Choices To cope with varicose veins, try a two-pronged strategy of natural remedies to ease the discomfort and preventive maintenance to keep your body fit and strong. Acupuncture and Acupressure SP 5, SP II, BL 38, ST 32, ST 36, CV 1. May be pressed for ten minutes daily. Cannot help aesthetically, only prevents the situation from worsening. Aromatherapy Blend 12 drops each of cypress and geranium essential oils in four ounces of a carrier oil such as almond, soy or sunflower. Gently apply the mixture to the legs by stroking upward, in the direction of the heart. Don't massage directly on the veins. Instead, massage the surrounding area and gently stroke the oil over the veins. Oil of rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) massaged gently into an affected area may help stimulate circulation by causing capillaries to dilate. Oils of cypress and chamomile (Matticaria recutita) may soothe swelling and inflammation and help relieve pain. Color Therapy

Use red and yellow all over the affected area for thirty minutes once per day. In cases of ulcers in the legs use blue light radiation for thirty minutes followed by ultraviolet for forty-five minutes, every day for ten to sixty days. Diet and Supplements A high-fiber diet helps prevent straining of your stool, which can build up pressure and aggravate varicose veins. It is recommended that you consume at least 30 grams of fiber a day. To accomplish this, build your meals around whole grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables, adding these foods to your diet as often as possible. Eat plenty of blackberries and cherries. They are rich in compounds that may prevent varicose veins or lessen the discomfort they cause. (See juice therapy for recommendations about fruit juices.) Vitamin A In the form of beta carotene, 25,000 IU for skin integrity and to speed varicose ulcer healing. B Complex One comprehensive tablet plus a tablespoon of brewer's yeast daily to help maintain strong blood vessels. Vitamin C and Bioflavonoids 1,000 to 5,000 milligrams of vitamin C and 100 to 1,000 milligrams of bioflavonoids in divided daily doses to aid circulation, promote the healing of sores, and strengthen vein walls to prevent dilation. Among bioflavonoids, rutin is used routinely to treat varicose veins. It is present in many foods, including citrus fruits, apricots, blueberries, blackberries, cherries, rose hips, and buckwheat. Another bioflavonoid, quercetin, has shown promise in treating varicose veins. Vitamin E 300 to 800 IU in gradually increased dosages to improve circulation, reduce susceptibility to varicose veins, relieve pain, and, sometimes, correct varicosities. Topical applications of vitamin E squeezed from capsules often relieves localized irritation and speeds the healing of varicose ulcers. (Although the Daily Value for vitamin E is only 30 IU, 300 to 800 IU a day is safe for most people. If you suffer from moderate coagulation factor deficiency, however, don't take this much vitamin E. It can cause dangerous bleeding in people who have this condition.) Lecithin One tablespoon of granules daily (or two capsules with each meal) to emulsify fats and aid circulation. Tissue Salts Two tablets of 6XCalc.Fluor. each morning and evening to improve the elasticity of blood vessel walls. Zinc 50 milligrams daily to assist with healing and collagen formation and to help maintain the proper concentration of vitamin E in the blood. Preferred Foods: Whole foods diet with emphasis on the following foods: fresh fruits, including berries and cherries, and citrus fruit making sure to nibble on the inside of the rinds, whole grains especially buckwheat and millet, garlic, onions, ginger, and cayenne pepper. Eat plenty of fish and cut down on red meat as much as possible. Moderately restrict fats and refined carbohydrates in diet. Foods to avoid: Sugar, salt, alcohol, fried foods, processed and refined foods, animal protein, cheeses, and ice cream. Chiropractic Chiropractors combine diet and lifestyle therapy with physical manipulation of the skeletal system to control varicose veins. Manipulation to relieve strain on the pelvis, for example, is intended to improve the flow of blood and other fluids through the body. Herbal Therapies Witch hazel - Application of a witch hazel ointment three or more times is necessary for two or more weeks before results can be expected. (Witch hazel may cause minor skin irritation in some people when applied topically; this herb is not recommended for internal use.) Horse chestnut - Can be used both internally and as an external application for problems of venous circulation, including varicose veins. (Horse chestnut should be avoided by anyone with liver or kidney disease. Its internal use is also contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation. Topically, horse chestnut has been associated with rare cases of allergic skin reactions. Since circulation disorders and trauma associated with swelling may be the sign of a serious condition, a health care professional should be consulted before self-treating with horse chestnut.) Bilberries - Support normal formation of connective tissue and strengthen capillaries in the body, and in this way help prevent varicose veins. Butcher's broom - Tons veins while reducing inflammation. Can also be prepared as tea. Gotu Kola - Strengthens blood vessels and improve peripheral circulation.

Ginkgo (Ginkgo Biloba) - Strengthens blood vessels and improve peripheral circulation. Hawthorn (Crataegus laevigata) - Strengthens blood vessels and improve peripheral circulation. To disperse buildup of a protein that makes skin near varicose veins hard and lumpy, try eating more cayenne (Capsicum frutescens), garlic (Allium sativum), onion, ginger (Zingiber officinale), and pineapple, which contains bromelain, an enzyme that promotes breakup of fibrin. Herbal Tea Hawthorn berries 3 parts Yarrow 2 parts Horsechestnut 3 parts Ginger 1 part Prickly ash bark 2 parts Use two teaspoonfuls of the mixture. Infuse for fifteen minutes. Drink three times daily. External applications of Camomile, Comfrey, Oatstraw, White Oak Bark, or Witch Hazel are believed especially beneficial. Aloe Vera gel can be used to soothe itchy or irritated varicosities. Homeopathy • Hamamelis: Tincture or lotion may be applied locally at night. Hamamelis 3X every three hours when veins are affected. • Pulsatilla: 3X is recommended every eight hours after child delivery. • Carbo vegetabilis: When constipated and with poor circulation. In cases of ulcers of varicose veins. • Mercurius sol: if accompanied by infection, pus, and foul-smelling discharge. • Lachesis: Blue color in area mainly on left side. • Belladonna, 12x or 12c potency four times a day, is recommended for red, hot, swollen, and tender varicose veins. • Ferrum metallicum if your legs look pale but redden easily and walking slowly relieves the weak, achy feeling. • Arnica 30c • Aconite napellus 6c Hydrotherapy It is beneficial to alternate between hot and cold baths. This is believed to stimulate circulation in the legs. It is easy to do this. You need two buckets or plastic wastebaskets tall enough to submerge the legs up to the knees. Fill one container with enough comfortably hot water to cover the lower legs and the other container with the same amount of cold water. Add 2 tablespoons of epsom salts per quart of water or you can add an aromatherapy oil to the water. Soak your feet and legs in the hot water for about three minutes, then immerse them in the cold water for about 30 seconds. Repeat three times, finishing with the cold soak. Perform this treatment once a day for at least one month to see results. If you have diabetes, use warm (not hot) water. Sponging or spraying legs with cold water can relieve aches and pain from superficial varicose veins. Juice Therapy Fresh fruit juices can be very helpful for those with varicose veins. Dark-colored berries such as cherries, blackberries and blueberries contain anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins, pigments that tone and strengthen the walls of the veins. Pineapples are rich in the enzyme bromelain, which helps prevent blood clots, an uncommon but serious complication of varicose veins. Juicing provides these nutrients in much higher concentrations than you can get by just eating the fruits. Drink eight ounces of fresh berry or pineapple juice, alone or diluted with another fruit juice, once or twice a day for maximum benefit. One or two glasses daily of fresh fruit or vegetable juices- especially any combination of apple, beet, carrot, celery, citrus, parsley, or pineapple-and dietary supplements may be helpful in preventing and treating varicosities. Exercise Maintaining your overall fitness, both nutritionally and physically, is most essential to preventing varicose veins from developing. Any program of regular exercise stimulates circulation, improves muscle tone, and helps prevent varicosities. However, high-impact aerobics, jogging, strenuous cycling, or any intense activity may increase blood pressure in the legs and accentuate varicose veins. Walking and swimming are considered excellent therapy, as are gentle leg-muscle stretches and utilizing a rocking chair while watching television. Lying flat on the floor and resting the legs on a chair seat or straight up against a wall for 2 minutes drains blood from swollen veins. Elevating the feet higher than the hips with a recliner or ottoman, and raising the foot of the bed a few inches, helps blood flow back to the heart from the legs. Start your morning with a brisk walk or finish your day with a swim or bike ride.

You can help control varicose veins with a program of specially designed exercises, under the direction of a trained exercise therapist who is knowledgeable about the condition's particular needs. Massage Regular massage can significantly alleviate discomfort associated with varicose veins. A trained massage therapist starts at the feet and massages your legs up to the hips and along the lymphatic system, to mobilize congested body tissues. If you do the massage yourself, remember to never massage directly on varicose veins. A general leg massage can help reduce swelling in the veins. Sit up comfortably on a sofa or bed, with your legs raised slightly on a pillow. Now work up the entire leg from the ankle to the upper thigh. (Remember not to touch the varicose veins.) Do this daily for about five minutes on each leg. Reflexology Working your hands or feet may help with varicose veins. Massage the whole feet or hands and press the following points three times per day for five minutes each point after massaging the whole feet: 18, 19, 24, 25, 21, 22, 34, 26. (adrenal and parathyroid gland, digestive system (especially the liver), spine, heart and sciatic nerve.) Schuessler Tissue Salts • Calcarea fluorica: 6X when the veins are dilated, or when there is a tendency to varicose ulcerations or bluish discoloration of the tissues or muscular weakness. • Ferrum phosphorica: 6X for inflammation of the veins, red streaks following the course of vein, throbbing pain along a vein. Can be used as alternative to calcarea fluorica. Also good for those suffering from inflammation and those who are advanced in years. • Magnesium phosphorica: 6X for severe, acute, cramplike, spasmodic pains. Also for those suffering from flatulence or neuralgia. Yoga Yoga's stretching and relaxation techniques can be particularly beneficial for varicose veins. Certain positions, such as the Plow, Corpse, and Half Shoulder Stand, promote circulation and the drainage of blood from the legs. The deep-breathing exercises in yoga may further alleviate discomfort by getting more oxygen into the bloodstream. A special breathing exercise can help ease pain from varicose veins. Start by lying on your back on the floor, arms at your sides, with your feet resting above you on a chair. Breathe deeply through your nose using the belly breath. Gravity helps pull blood from your legs. The deep breathing creates a pull in your chest cavity that also draws blood from the legs. Fresh blood then enters your legs, easing the pain. Do this exercise once a day for about ten minutes. Folk Remedies o Apply a cloth saturated with apple cider vinegar on the varicose veins for 30 minutes twice a day. Follow this with a drink of 2 teaspoons of the vinegar in a glass of water. o Prepare a salve by stirring 2 cups of chopped calendula flowers, leaves, and stems into an equal amount of melted lard. Let the mixture stand for 24 hours. Reheat and strain. Coat this over your varicose veins and let it stand overnight. o Steep crushed, fresh violet leaves and flowers or marigold flowers in boiling water. Apply compresses of the liquid. Eat a few fresh marigold petals every day. This treatment is believed to shrink varicosities and nourish the veins. o Prepare a poultice of bruised cabbage leaves, rotten apples, chopped brown onions, or a half-andhalf blend of cod liver oil and raw honey. Apply this overnight. This is believed to heal varicose sores. o To one pint of warm water, add three tablespoons of sugar and two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Take two ounces of this mixture everyday. o Rub your legs with full- strength vinegar. Mix two tablespoons of vinegar with honey and drink it. Common Sense Recommendations  Exercise regularly. Staying fit is the best way to keep your leg muscles toned, your blood flowing, and your weight under control.  Eat foods low in fat, sugar, and salt. Drink plenty of water. Take supplements of vitamins C and E.  If your job requires you to be on your feet constantly, stretch and exercise your legs as often as possible to increase circulation and reduce pressure buildup.  If you smoke, quit. Smoking may contribute to elevated blood pressure, which in turn can aggravate varicosity.  If you're pregnant, sleep on your left side rather than on your back. This minimizes pressure from the uterus on the veins in your pelvic area. It also improves blood flow to the fetus.  To ease painful swelling and inflammation, rest frequently, wear support stockings, and take one or two aspirin or ibuprofen tablets daily until the condition clears.

If you like to sit with your legs crossed, cross them at the ankles rather than the knees for better circulation.  Take occasional breaks and put your feet up. Periods of rest with your feet a few inches above your heart level let gravity work in your favor, helping pooled blood drain from your legs.  Avoid high heels in favor of flat shoes.  Wear loose clothing. Tight garments can restrict venous blood flow to leave blood pooled in the legs. Particularly harmful are girdles or pantyhose too snug in the groin area, garters, calf-hugging boots, or waist-cinching belts.  Take an aspirin every day. This will thin the blood and prevent blood from clotting. (Consult your doctor if you are taking any heart medication or other medication for blood clotting.) Natural Treatments for Varicose Veins These are some of the natural treatments that have been explored for varicose veins. Many of them are believed to work by strengthening veins, which reduces fluid leakage from vessel walls.

At any time, if varicose veins become swollen, red, or tender and warm to the touch, or if there are sores, ulcers, or a rash near the varicose vein, see your doctor. 1) Horse Chestnut Extract The herb horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) is one of the most widely used natural treatments for varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency, a related condition. The active constituent in horse chestnut is a compound called aescin. Aescin appears to block the release of enzymes that damage capillary walls. In 2006, researchers with the respected Cochrane Collaboration reviewed studies involving the use of oral horse chestnut extract or placebo for people with chronic venous insufficiency. The researchers found an improvement in the signs and symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency with horse chestnut extract compared with placebo. Horse chestnut extract resulted in a significant reduction in leg pain and swelling compared with a placebo. Adverse events were usually mild and infrequent. The researchers concluded that based on the evidence, horsechestnut extract was an effective and safe short-term treatment for chronic venous insufficiency. None of the studies, however, evaluated whether the extract could reduce the appearance of varicose veins. Whole horse chestnut is considered unsafe by the FDA and can lead to nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, convulsions, circulatory and respiratory failure, and even death. Tea, leaves, nuts, and other crude forms of the horse chestnut plant should also be avoided. Manufacturers of horse chestnut products remove the toxic component, esculin. These products appear to be safe, as there have been few reports of harmful side effects despite being widely used in Europe. People with kidney or liver disease and bleeding disorders should avoid horse chestnut. The safety of horse chestnut in pregnant or nursing women or children has not been established. Horse chestnut should not be combined with aspirin, Plavix (clopidogrel), Ticlid (ticlopidine), Trental (pentoxifylline), Coumadin (warfarin), and other anticoagulant ("blood-thinning") drugs unless under medical supervision as these medications may increase the effect of the medication. 2) Grape Seed and Pine Bark Extracts The extract of grape seeds (Vitis vinifera) and pine bark (Pinus maritima) both contain oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes (OPCs), antioxidants that appear to strengthen the connective tissue structure of blood vessels and reduce inflammation. Studies suggest that OPCs help people with various veins. Grape seed extract should not be confused with grapefruit seed extract. The most commonly reported side effects are digestive complaints such as nausea and upset stomach. People with autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and Crohn's disease, should not take pine back or grapeseed extract unless under a doctor's supervision because of its effects on the immune system. The safety of pine bark and grapeseed extracts have not been established in pregnant or nursing women or children.

Pine bark or grapeseed extracts should not be combined with medications that suppress the immune system or with corticosteroids, unless under medical supervision. 3) Butcher's broom A plant in the lily family, Butcher's broom (Ruscus aculeatus) is also known as box holly or knee holly. It contains ruscogenins, constituents believed to strengthen collagen in blood vessel walls and improve circulation. This is thought to tighten weak, stretched vessels such as those associated with varicose veins. Side effects of butcher's broom may include digestive complaints such as indigestion or nausea. People with high blood pressure or benign prostate hyperplasia should not take butcher's broom without first consulting a doctor. The safety of butcher's broom in pregnant or nursing women or children has not been established. Butcher's broom should not be taken with medication for high blood pressure, benign prostate hyperplasia, or MAO inhibitors unless under medical supervision. 4) Reflexology Reflexology is a form of bodywork that focuses primarily on the feet. One small study compared reflexology with rest in 55 pregnant women. Reflexology significantly reduced leg swelling. Pregnant women should consult their doctor before having reflexology. Some sources say that reflexology should not be done during the first trimester. For more information about reflexology, read the Reflexology Fact Sheet NATURAL HOME REMEDIES FOR VARICOSE VEINS Veins are thin-walled vessels that carry impure blood back to the heart. Veins act as one-way valve that prevents the impure blood from flowing backwards. When these valves become weak, the blood flows back to the veins and results in congestion due to blood clots. With the congestion the veins become enlarged and this condition is known as varicose veins. The word varicose is derived from the Latin word varix, which means twisted. Varicose veins can occur in any part of the body but the most affected part is legs. The veins of the legs are divided into two systems – The deep veins that run deep to the leathery layer of fascia surrounding the muscles. The superficial veins that run in the layer of fat just beneath the skin. Between these two veins, the superficial veins are the ones that become varicose. The varicose veins are dark purple or blue in colour. Types of varicose veins • Venous lakes These are pools of blood in the veins found on the face and neck. • Reticular veins These are flat, blue veins under the skin that are mostly seen behind the knee. • Telangiectases These are fine clusters of blood vessels reddish in color and mostly found on the face or upper body. Causes of Varicose Veins The various causes of varicose veins are: • Pregnancy • Obesity • Long-standing periods • Lack of exercise Home Remedies for Varicose Veins Apply cider vinegar to the varicose veins in the morning and evening till the veins starts shrinking. This is a good home remedy for varicose veins. Apply vitamin E oil or witch hazel tea to the affected areas. This is a good home remedy for varicose veins. Natural remedy for varicose veins - Raw vegetable juices especially carrot juice in combination with spinach juice has been proved beneficial. It should be taken in a proportion of 300 ml carrot juice and 200 ml of spinach juice. A hot Epsom salt bath is also effective and should be taken twice a week. this is one of the best varicose veins cure. Massage oil of rosemary gently into an affected parts. This is also one of the good home remedies for varicose veins

A mudpack can be applied over the area at night and can be left till morning. Mix 12 drops each of cypress and essential oils in four ounces of carrier oil such as almond and gently apply the mixture to the legs by stroking upward. This is a good home remedy for varicose veins. The alternate hot and cold hipbath is very valuable and can be taken daily. The nutrient vitamin C is also effective in the varicose veins treatment and should be taken in a therapeutic dose of 3000 mg. This is a good diet for varicose veins. The affected area can also be sprayed with cold water or cold pack can also be applied over it. Sunbathing is also helpful in dealing with varicose veins. Varicose veins treatment - Various yoga postures like viparitakarni, sarvangasana, sirshasana, padmasana, gomukhasana, vajrasana and shalabhasana are also beneficial as they drain the blood from the legs and reduces pressure on the veins. Make a mixture by adding 2 cups of chopped calendula flowers and leaves, and stems with an equal amount of melted lard. Leave the mixture for 24 hours and then reheat and strain. Apply this over your varicose veins. This is one of the effective home remedies for varicose veins. Potatoes, starchy foods, condiments, alcohol, coffee, strong tea, white flour products and white sugar should be avoided. This is not a perfect diet for varicose veins Flex exercises and deep breathing exercises are the best varicose veins remedy. Home Remedy for Varicose Veins Varicose Veins home remedies and natural cures, Questions and answers Varicose Veins treatment using Marigold The herb marigold is valuable in varicose veins. A compress of this herb should be applied externally in the treatment of this disease. The flowers of this plant can also be applied externally over varicose ulcers with beneficial results, as they are an excellent remedy for inflamed or ulcerated conditions of the skin. Varicose Veins treatment using Vegetable Juices Raw vegetable juices, especially carrot juice in combination with spinach juice, have proved beneficial in the treatment of this disease. The formula proportions considered helpful in this combination are 300 ml of carrot juice and 200 ml of spinach juice. Varicose Veins treatment using Nutrients Certain nutrients, especially vitamins E and C have also been found effective in the treatment of this disease. The patient should take vitamin C in therapeutic doses up to 3,000 mg and vitamin E in therapeutic doses from 600 to 1,200 mg daily. This will relieve him of pain and leg cramps associated with varicose veins. Varicose Veins diet Varicose Veins : Home Remedies suggested by users All-fruit diet For proper treatment of varicose veins, the patient should be put on a juice fast for four or five days in the beginning, or on an all-fruit diet for seven to ten days. Thereafter, the patient may gradually embark upon a well-balanced diet, with emphasis on grains, seeds, nuts, raw vegetables, and fresh fruits.A short fast or an all-fruit diet for two or three days may be undertaken every month, depending on the progress. Food to avoid during Varicose Veins All condiments, alcoholic drinks, coffee, strong tea, white flour products, white sugar and its products should be strictly avoided. Other Varicose Veins treatment Warm-water enema to cleanse bowels During the initial juice fast or an all-fruit diet, a warm-water enema should be administered daily to cleanse the bowels and measures should be taken to avoid constipation. Hot and cold hip bath An alternate hot and cold hip bath is very valuable and should be taken daily. Cold water or cold packs The affected parts should be sprayed with cold water or cold packs should be applied to them. Mudpack A mudpack may be applied at night and allowed to remain until morning. Hot Epsom salts bath A hot Epsom salts bath is also very valuable and should be taken twice a week. Sunbathing, Breathing exercises and Yoga postures Sunbathing and deep breathing exercises are also helpful. Certain inverted yoga postures such as viparitakarani, sarvangasana, and shirshasana are beneficial in the treatment of varicose veins as they drain the blood from the legs and reduce pressure on the veins. They help to relax the muscles and allow the

blood to flow freely in and out of the lower extremities. Padmasana, gomukhasana, vajrasana, and shalabhasana are also beneficial. If you suffer from such a condition the following natural remedies for varicose veins might bring you comfort. What are the natural remedies to cure varicose veins? There are a number of home remedies to cure varicose veins. The following are the most common: • Marigold – This is one of the most popular varicose veins home remedies. The marigold extract is an excellent solution for inflamed and ulcerated skin. Apply the extract externally over the enlarged network of veins. • Fresh Vegetable Juices – The simplest of the natural remedies for varicose veins are raw vegetable juices. Especially helpful is the combination of carrot and spinach. • Nutrients – It is important to include Vitamin E and C to your diet. They relieve pain and leg cramps and are one of the easiest varicose veins home remedies to follow. It is also beneficial to apply Vitamin E oil to the affected areas. • Vinegar – Another simple varicose veins home remedy is to apply apple cider vinegar on the skin around the affected area. This helps relieve pain and inflammation. • Water – Here’s a remedy that already exists in your routine. Alternating between hot and cold baths proves to be effective against varicose veins. Furthermore, add Epsom salts to the bath water as they help strengthen the veins and boost blood circulation. • Chlorophyll – Is an excellent varicose veins home remedy as it rejuvenates the weakened vascular system. It is also rich in Vitamin K, an anti-hemorrhagic. It helps boost blood circulation which in turn revives the veins. • Elevation and Support – Simple solutions like resting your leg (on a pillow) above hip level; resting your legs often; and wearing supportive stockings go a long way. Supportive stockings in particular stop the blood from gathering and clotting in small blood vessels. Instead they push the blood towards larger veins, which easily pump the blood to the heart. What are the benefits of these varicose veins home treatments? Varicose veins are a very painful condition that greatly hampers the activities of day to day life. Home remedies for varicose veins not only bring much needed relief from pain, but also ensure that you have the strength to maintain your daily routine. In addition, these home remedies to cure varicose veins come with little to no side effects for the patient.

Home Remedies for Varicose Veins Varicose Veins A varicose vein is an enlarged and usually gnarled vein. Any vein can become a varicose vein but most varicose veins are located in the legs and the feet. Varicose veins are usually found in the feet or legs due to the fact that most people do a lot of walking. The presser of walking and standing is what causes varicose veins. For most people varicose veins are only an appearance issue and not a medical issue. Although there are times when varicose veins can lead to other serious issue and can also be a sign of other disorders of your circular system. Symptoms And Signs Of Varicose Veins Although there are some people who never experience any pain or discomfort before the appearance of varicose veins. For most people there will be signs before varicose veins appear. Some of these signs are itching around a vein or an achy or heavy feeling in your legs can also signal the sign of up coming varicose veins. Long periods of sitting or standing will usually make your legs feel worse. If you see the appearance of skin ulcers near, around or on your ankles might represent a sever form of vascular disease and will require immediate medical attention. Causes Of Varicose Veins Veins in your legs have to pump blood from the bottom of your feet all the way back to your heart, working against gravity. To do this there are small valves in your veins that open to allow the blood to travel to the heart and close to keep the blood from falling back to the bottom of your body. With added pressure or strain on your legs from walking, standing or sitting and also from age veins are weakened causing them stretch. When this happens blood that should be flowing to your heart is left to pool up in the veins. The veins will become enlarged and this results in a varicose vein. Varicose veins will be blue in color because they are filled with blood that has lost its oxygen. Risk Factors For Varicose Veins There are several risk factors for varicose veins. Aging can cause wear on the veins over time and cause the valves in the veins to malfunction. Genetics can also be a risk factor. If you have members that have or

had varicose veins there is a better chance that you too will end up with varicose veins. An over weight person forces their legs to carry a larger amount of weight, which causes more pressure on their legs and causes varicose veins. Being in the same position for long periods of time can cause varicose veins, since blood does not flow well when the body is in the same position for long periods of time. Lastly women are more at risk for varicose veins than men. Hormone changes in women during pregnancy, menstruation and menopause causes a vein walls to relax. Taking birth control pills or hormone supplements can also cause varicose veins since they cause a change in the normal hormone levels in the body. Home Remedies For Varicose Veins Home Remedies For Varicose Veins Using Nutrients Many nutrients are good home remedies for varicose veins. Certain nutrients such as vitamin E and vitamin C have been linked to being effective in treating varicose veins. When treating varicose veins you should take 3,000 mg of vitamin C and 600-1,2000 mg of vitamin E daily. These vitamins will help to reduce leg cramps and leg pain caused by varicose veins. You can also find plenty of nutrients in fresh raw vegetables. Carrot juice and spinach juice is also packed full of nutrients, vitamin E and vitamin C. This is one of the useful diet for varicose veins. Home Remedies For Varicose Veins Using Marigolds Marigolds are also used in many home remedies for varicose veins. The herb marigold is excellent in the helping to reduce varicose veins. Home remedies for varicose veins that include marigolds are very simple and easy to use. You can apply marigold in a compressed herb form directly to a varicose vein. You can also use the actual marigold flowers and apply it externally to the varicose vein or varicose ulcers with wonderful results. Marigolds are excellent natural remedy for varicose veins and will help with the inflamed or ulcerated skin. Other Home Remedies For Varicose Veins There are also many things you can do on a daily basis to help sooth and reduce varicose veins. Cold water and cold packs can be applied directly to the varicose veins daily. Mud packs can also be applied to directly to the varicose veins at night and left there until morning. Hot baths in Epsom salt can be taken twice a week to help sooth and reduce varicose veins also. This is one of the effective varicose veins treatment.

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One of the good home remedies for varicose veins is an application of Vitamin E oil or comfrey, white oak bark or witch hazel tea. You can apply any one of this on the affected area. Do not wear skintight pants or bottom wears. This may give pressure to the circulatory system and can create varicose veins. Be sure to maintain a clean and healthy colon. Never remain constipated. This will minimize the appearance of varicose veins. Another one of the good home remedies for varicose veins is applying some apple cider vinegar on skin and around the varicose vein affected area. This is to be done twice a day. You can also take bayberry, taheebo and white oak bark for healing and prevention of varicose veins. Raw vegetable juices especially carrot juice and spinach juice is proven home remedy for treating varicose veins. You can have 300 ml of carrot and 200 ml of spinach juice at a time. Vitamin E and Vitamin C have also been found as favorable home remedies for varicose veins. Consult your physician before taking these supplements in proper dosage. Fresh vegetable juices and fresh fruit juices are beneficial natural cures for varicose veins. The herb called marigold is very good home remedy for varicose veins. A compress of marigold can be applied externally around the affected area. the flowers of this herb can also be tied around the varicose veins. This is good home remedy, as it will reduce the swelling and pain. Do not walk hard or run. Keep your legs slightly up when you sleep. Lukewarm water enema neutralizes the toxins from the body and colon. This is also useful in treating various disease including varicose veins. Varicose veins may turn into the surgical side. If home remedies and internal or external therapy does not work for long time, one should consult the surgeon for the same as if it is left untreated, it may end up in major complications. An alternate hot and cold bath is valuable home remedy for varicose veins. Some naturopaths suggest mudpack to be applied over the affected area. This works as good home remedy for treating varicose veins. Another good home remedy for varicose veins for is hot Epsom salt bath. This may strengthen your veins and may make them straight.

Yoga postures are very effective as home remedy for varicose veins as revealed by latest researches. Self-Help A simply home remedy for spider veins involves weight reduction, then maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle along with limiting sun exposure which is a primary cause of facial spider veins. Exercise is another home remedy for spider veins. Leg strengthening exercises such as walking or running assist in improved circulation and accompanying vein strength. Leg elevation is another effective home remedy for spider veins. You should avoid crossing your legs and prevent excessive pressure on your legs. Avoiding tight fitting clothing while wearing elastic support stockings may be a home remedy for spider veins that assists in a comprehensive circulation strategy. Simple dietary changes as well as a nutritional supplement plan will further enhance resistance to the future spread of spider veins. We recommend Home Remedies for Varicose Veins #1: Eat a balanced diet that includes plenty of fish and fresh fruits and vegetables. The diet also has to be low in fat and carbohydrates. Home Remedies for Varicose Veins #2: Eat as many blackberries and cherries as you can. They help to prevent varicose veins, and if you have them they may ease the symptoms. Home Remedies for Varicose Veins #3: Including ginger, onions, garlic and pineapple in your diet is beneficial. Home Remedies for Varicose Veins #4: Your diet has to be high in fiber to prevent constipation and keep the bowels clean. Home Remedies for Varicose Veins #5: Avoid as much as possible sugar, ice cream, fried foods, peanuts, junk foods, cheeses, tobacco, salt, alcohol, animal protein, and processed and refined foods. Home Remedies for Varicose Veins #6: Do a daily routine of exercise. Walking, swimming and bicycling all promote good circulation. It is very important that in complement maintain a healthy weight. Home Remedies for Varicose Veins #7: Do not wear tight clothes because they restrict blood flow. Home Remedies for Varicose Veins #8: At least once a day elevate your legs above the heart level for 20' to alleviate symptoms. Home Remedies for Varicose Veins #9: Avoid standing or sitting for long periods of time, crossing your legs doing heavy lifting and putting any unecessary pressure on your legs. Home Remedies for Varicose Veins #10: If you at work are sitting on a desk all day, make sure you take breaks to walk around. you can also flex your muscles and wiggle your toes to increase blood flow. If it is possible try to rest your feet on an object that is elevated from the floor when seated. Home Remedies for Varicose Veins #11: If you at work have to stand for long period of time, shift your weight between your feet, stand on your toes, or take breaks to walk around to alleviate pressure. Home Remedies for Varicose Veins #12: Elevate your feet at all moment at home while watching TV or sitting down to read. Home Remedies for Varicose Veins #13: To ease pain and stimulate circulation, fill a tub with cold water and simulate waking. Home Remedies for Varicose Veins #14: Avoid scratching the itchy skin above varicose veins. This can cause ulceration and bleeding. Home Remedies for Varicose Veins #15:After bathing apply Castor oil over the varicose veins affected and massage into your legs from the the feet.

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