Varicose veins are a common health problem that affect both, men and women. According to statistics, 45 percent of men and even 55 percent of women in the United States are suffering from a vein problem. This vein condition usually occurs in pregnant women, and people aged above 50 years.
Before considering treating your varicose veins with any medication or even laser surgery, you should know there are natural ways to reduce their visibility without any side effects.
Here are some of the best home remedies that will help treat your varicose veins:
Apple Cider Vinegar Remedy
Apple cider vinegar can improve your blood flow, at the same time cleansing your body. Here’s how to use this vinegar to treat your varicose veins.
How to Use
Apply some ACV on the affected skin area, and massage. Do this before you go to to bed and when you wake up in the morning, every day for at least 2 months. This treatment will help you reduce the size of your bulgy veins.
As an alternative, you can also drink a solution of apple cider vinegar and water in 2:1 ratio, twice a day for a month.
Garlic is very effective in reducing inflammation and other varicose veins’ symptoms. It can eliminate toxin built-ups from blood vessels, and improve blood circulation. Here’s how to use garlic as a home remedy for varicose veins:
- 6 garlic cloves
- Juice of 3 oranges
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
Slice the cloves and put them in a glass jar. Add the orange juice and pour it into the jar. Then, add the olive oil and let the mixture stay 12 hours untouched. After this period, shake the jar to make sure the ingredients are well mixed.
How to Use
Use few drops of this remedy to massage your affected skin area with circular motion for 15 minutes. Then, just wrap the area with a clean cotton cloth and let it stay overnight. Do this treatment every day for few months.
Other Effective Varicose Veins Remedies
- Dip a washcloth in witch hazel and apply it on your varicose veins up to 3 times a day.
- Chop some parsley and add any essential oil. Refrigerate and then place it on the affected area.
- Boil 4 cups of water with a cup of marigold, and let it cool before applying it on your varicose veins.
Other things to consider when treating varicose veins is exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, and reducing your high blood pressure.