Varicose veins are usually treated by surgery or by getting rid of them them with lasers or the use of harsh chemicals. But these treatments can be avoided. Here in our part 4, are some more final thoughts on a few excellent home remedies.
12. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is one of the easiest remedies for varicose veins. Apple cider vinegar has many astringent properties which help shrink swollen veins. It can be used both externally and internally. Just dip a wash cloth in apple cider vinegar diluted with equal amount of water and place it over your veins. It will reduce swelling and it will relieve pain. If you take apple cider vinegar internally, it has a de-toxifying effect. It will purify the blood and clean out those blood vessels. This will result in an increase in your circulation. Add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a cup of water. You can also add a bit of raw honey for flavor.
13. Witch Hazel
Witch hazel is an old Native American herbal remedy. The tannins that is present in the extract, gives it excellent astringent properties. This will help in restoring the natural elastic nature of your veins. Witch hazel also has extremely good anti-inflammatory properties. Using witch hazel as a warm compress is excellent in relieving pain and swelling resulting in varicose veins. It can also relieve the itching and pain.
Essential oils are concentrations of the active ingredients found in plants. They are more expensive than other extracts and tinctures. But they are easy to carry around. A little concentrate goes a long way. It is a good idea to invest in a few essential oils that will bring relief from problems like varicose veins.
14. Essential Oil Of Helichrysum
This oil is an extremely good remedy for varicose veins. It is taken from the flowers of Helichrysum. Helichrysum oil has anti-coagulant properties and many anesthetic properties. It will prevent the formation of clots in your blood. Two or three drops of the essential on your varicose veins will relieve pain and will reduces the swelling.
15. Chamomile Oil
Chamomile is very soothing and it will relieve the discomfort resulting from your throbbing veins. This oil will be especially helpful after you have been on your feet for some time. Just mix chamomile oil and some coconut oil together and rub the mixture on your legs before you go to bed.
16. Lavender, Rosemary, Cypress, Juniper Berry, and Pine Essential Oils
Lavender and rosemary essential oils have anti-inflammatory properties. Cypress oil tightens tissues. The essential oils of juniper berry and pine also have very similar benefits. All you have to do is dip a washcloth in warm water. Then add five of six drops of the above essential oils. Place this on the affected area for instant relief.
The pain, and the swelling, and the itching of varicose veins can be managed with a combination of diet, exercise, and herbal remedies. These inexpensive and natural remedies will relieve symptoms.
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