Herbal treatments for varicose veins
Horse chestnut seeds have been used to treat varicose veins and hemorrhoids for years in Germany. The active ingredient aescin ,strengthens capillaries and reduces fluid leakage. Use the standardized extract.
Witch hazel is an outstanding herbal wash.It is a soothing astringent which strengthens blood vessels. White oak bark is another useful astringent herb.
An herbal wash that relieves varicose veins:
Mix equal parts: Sweet flag root, thyme leaves, nettle leaves, horse chestnut leaves and fruit. Add 3 Tbsp.to 1 quart cold water, bring to boil. Add Â½ tsp salt and bathe the legs with the tea.
Apply fresh wood sorrel leaves to the areas with extended veins.Cover with large cabbage leaves and fasten with an ace bandage.
Taking bromelain reduces risk of clot formation.
Both violet and pansy flowers contain rutin and are safe to eat.Add them to your salads.
Drinking dandelion or corn silk tea helps the kidneys eliminate excess fluid thus reducing tissue swelling.
Dr.Cristopher recommends making a tea of sassafras, drinking it, and using it to wash the legs.
Apply hot applications of tansy tea on large veins. Replace when they become cool. Cover with wool or plastic to keep them wet and hot.Also you can apply aloe vera gel.
Use flaxseed oil; include enough fiber in your diet, which should be low in fat and refined starches. Eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. Avoid animal products. Eat whole grains, nuts and legumes.
Male fern (root - bath).
Drink buckwheat tea.
Lukewarm bath with Equisetum (horsetail).
You can make poultice with smashed vine leaves.
During inflammation you can put potato cataplasm.
Here are more useful substances:Lemon peel contains flavonoids , including rutin, which reduce blood vessel permeabillity. Bilberry stimulates new capillary formation.Ginkgo improves circulation.
Side bar: As always, you need to consult your personal doctor before using any natural remedies, so it is for this varicose veins herbal treatments; try with moderation, be careful about any appearance of allergic symptoms if you use it for the first time.
Be in good health