Due to weakness, the veins flow the blood back, instead of carrying it to the heart, it leads to the congestion. It results in twists and enlargement of veins. This situation is known as varicose veins. The reasons of varicose veins are lack of exercise, hormonal changes, poor diet, smoking, constipation, pregnancy, tight clothes, obesity, and prolonged standing or seating. If not treated on time, it may cause severe health conditions like open wounds and thrombosis. Home remedies can help you in curing varicose veins.
Below are some home remedies for getting rid of varicose veins.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apply apple cider vinegar directly to the varicose veins, twice a day. It will bring the veins back to their original size.
2. Rosemary Oil or Castor Oil
Mix 12 drops each of rosemary and cypress oil. Add four ounces of almond oil to it. Rub this mixture gently on your legs stroking in an upward motion. It will relieve varicose veins. You can also apply castor oil on varicose veins, after taking bath.
3. Vitamin E Oil
Apply Vitamin E oil to the affected area. It’s an excellent home remedy for varicose veins.
4. Cherries and Blackberries
Eat lots of cherries and blackberries. It reduces the discomfort caused by varicose veins.
5. Fuller’s Earth
Take a small quantity of fuller’s earth powder (multani mitti). Add water to form a paste. Employ on the affected area. Leave it for the whole night. Wash off with water in the morning.
6. Epsom Salt
Add Epsom salt to your bathing water and take a bath with it. Do it twice a week. This remedy is very effective in curing the varicose veins.
7. Carrot and Spinach Juice
Mix 200 ml of spinach juice with 300 ml of carrot juice. Drink it every day. It is one of the most effective remedies for treating varicose veins.
8. Grape Seed Extract
Grape seed extract contains antioxidants that help in strengthening veins and capillaries, improving varicose veins.
9. Gotu Kola (Brahmi)
Gotu kola infusions improve the blood circulation in the legs, and eliminate varicose veins.
Note- If you are suffering from liver diseases, then don’t take gotu kola.
10. Pine Bark Extract
Pine bark extract is an excellent home remedy for getting rid of varicose veins.
- Avoid white sugar, white flour products, strong tea, coffee, alcohol, condiments, starchy foods, and potatoes.
- Tight clothes hinder the blood flow. Therefore, avoid wearing tight clothes.
- Avoid drinking alcohol.
- Include seeds, nuts, legumes, whole grains, vegetables, and fruits in your diet.
- Do exercises such as bicycling, swimming and walking.
- Don’t put additional stress on the veins.