Varicose veins are becoming more and more common in the population. There are many reasons for this: from immobility to vascular weakness to heredity. Modern medicine offers many remedies for this ailment. But many people prefer home remedies for varicose veins. How effective they are will be discussed in the article.
Bandages, compresses and wraps
In fact, there are many popular recipes for varicose veins. People have long understood that true cures for many ailments grow under our feet. And we learned to use them correctly.
But if the disease has already taken a serious turn, it is nevertheless necessary to be treated with traditional methods and, together with them, as auxiliary methods, to use the methods of traditional medicine.
Among the traditional methods of treating varicose veins, there are several ways:
- tinctures for ingestion;
- herbal ointments;
- applications and so on.
Treating varicose veins at home involves both the alternative use of these methods and their simultaneous use.
Grated raw potatoes
It's easy to make a raw potato compress, but it should be fresh. Potatoes should be peeled, washed, grated, then laid out on gauze or cloth (which must first be soaked in potato juice) and wrapped around the sore legs. This compress should be kept for about four hours.
Many people know the recipe for treating varicose veins with green tomatoes. There are many positive reviews on the Internet, this tool really helps to get rid of varicose veins at home.
You need to take several green tomatoes, cut each one lengthwise. Apply half a tomato to the affected areas, hold until a burning sensation.
Better to be treated this way in the summer - winter tomatoes from the store will bring little benefit.
Then remove and place the other half. Repeat the procedure four times. After two weeks of using this remedy, the swelling, pain, and veins become less noticeable.
At home, you can treat varicose veins with the help of bee products (propolis, honey). Popular recipes advise to make honey compresses for varicose veins. A layer of honey should be applied to the fabric and then wrapped around the affected leg.
Keep the compress on the first day for two hours, the second - three, then - four. And then the compress should be left overnight. After 2 weeks of using this remedy, the symptoms of the disease disappear.
Rubbing tinctures and alcohol
In the treatment of varicose veins, rubbing and oral alcohol are also quite effective.
This honey and onion rub recipe helps with varicose veins:
- Take half a glass of honey, it should be herbs.
- Grate two onions.
- Mix honey, onion, and grated soap.
- Rub the affected areas of the legs with this mixture, wrap with aluminum foil.
- Bandage on top.
In the first run, remove the film after two hours, in the second, after three, the next day, after four. Then you can leave it overnight. The procedure must be done within ten days to achieve the best possible effect.
There are also other effective ways to prevent and treat varicose veins.
Fresh Kalanchoe leaves
Only fresh Kalanchoe leaves are required to prepare the tincture. There should be enough so that you can fill a pint can. Then you need to fill the raw materials with vodka to the top, cork and place in a dark place.
After two weeks, strain and rub the sore veins on the legs with tincture. This must be done strictly every day, otherwise there will be no result. After a month, the stars will disappear.
The roots of this pungent-smelling swamp plant also help to eliminate varicose veins. To prepare the tincture, you will need about 3 tablespoons of rosemary roots.
They should be pre-rinsed, crushed, and placed in a bottle.
Pour in vodka or alcohol, place in a cool place, protected from light for 2 weeks. Then strain, rub sore legs with this tincture every day for a month. It is best to do this before going to bed. After two weeks, the result of the treatment will be noticeable.
Immature green walnuts are required to treat walnuts. They are removed from the tree in late June and early July. The walnuts must be peeled, ground in a coffee grinder or by hand.
Pour 100 grams into a bottle of vodka. It takes ten days to insist in a tightly closed container. Shake the container every day.
They strengthen the walls of blood vessels and capillaries, making them strong and flexible, which prevents abnormal expansion or damage.
The tincture can be used both internally and for rubbing. You should drink it twenty drops three times a day half an hour before meals. Drink ten days, then rest for the same number of days, then repeat the course.
This remedy strengthens blood vessels well, helps reduce swelling and pain, relieves heaviness in the legs. It is capable of eliminating spider veins, as well as preventing the appearance of new ones. Rub this leg tincture once a day, preferably before going to bed for a month.
Infusions and decoctions
Treatment with folk remedies involves the use of various decoctions, herbal teas. There are many such recipes. There are quite a few medicinal herbs that can cure varicose veins.
But before ingesting any of the prescriptions, it is necessary to consult the attending physician, since these medicinal herbs have some contraindications. If you use them uncontrollably, you can easily harm your body.
What herbs help with this ailment? First of all, horse chestnut. In any reference book there is the same information about the usefulness of this plant for varicose veins. It is able to strengthen the vascular wall, normalize blood circulation, relieve swelling, relieve pain and cramps.
It looks like a tree with beautiful pink flowers and round, spiny fruits. From them, tinctures, decoctions, ointments are prepared.
Contraindications for this beneficial plant:
- pregnancy and lactation;
- chronic liver and kidney diseases;
- age of the children;
- hormonal imbalance.
In addition to horse chestnut, other medicinal plants are known for this disease:
- birch (bark and leaves);
- St. John's wort;
- white acacia;
- banana, etc.
You can suggest other recipes to treat the disease.
Antonov apple infusion
Antonov apples are distinguished by their unique delicate aroma and bitter taste. But few know that infusing them can help with this ailment. To prepare it, you will need 300 grams of Antonov apples.
You have to peel them, chop them, cut the apples. Together with the peel, the chopped apples should be poured with a liter of water and put on low heat.
After the water has boiled, keep the fire on the fire for another 20 minutes. Then cool, take half a cup of infusion three times before eating. A contraindication to taking this recipe is an increase in stomach acidity and a tendency to hypertension.
This recipe will call for 50 grams of hop cones. They should be poured with half a liter of boiling water, put on fire. After boiling, keep for a few more minutes.
The finished infusion should be rubbed into the skin of the legs from the foot to the knee for 3 months, twice a day.
Then remove from heat, drain, cool. Drink a quarter glass twice a day after meals. You cannot use this recipe for those who suffer from low blood pressure, gastritis, pancreatitis.
For the treatment of this ailment, collections of various useful herbs are often used. But be sure to check the contraindications before using them.
Several fees worth suggesting:
- Take yarrow herb, raspberry root, banana, chamomile, horse chestnut in equal proportions. Pour half a liter of boiling water, put on fire. After boiling, remove, leave to infuse overnight. Drink a third of a glass twice a day.
- Horse chestnut, oak bark, birch bark, horsetail, astragalus, immortelle, Icelandic moss take in equal proportions, mix, pour a liter of boiling water, insist, strain, cool. Drink a quarter glass 4 times a day.
- Take nettle, yarrow, St. John's wort, marshmallow root in equal quantities, pour a liter of boiling water, insist. Strain, drink half a glass after meals four times a day.
These recipes should be used for a month and then take a break. After that, you can repeat the course. However, you need to be careful about the manifestation of side effects when using these funds. A rash or diarrhea may appear. In this case, the intake of herbs should be stopped.
Baths for varicose veins
Besides using various infusions and rubbing, you can do foot baths. At the same time, herbal decoctions, various essential oils are added. It is good to add baking soda or apple cider vinegar to the water.
The following herbal bath preparation may be recommended:
- horse chestnut;
- white willow;
Take herbs in equal quantities, pour a liter of boiling water, insist, strain. Pour into a bath (about 5 liters), lower your feet into it. The water should not be too hot. Hold your feet until the water cools completely. Then apply a medicated ointment.
You can also make baths with baking soda (200 g of baking soda per 20 liters of water), stir and immerse your feet in the bath. The procedure should last 20 minutes. You should do it two days in a row, then take a break for one day and repeat.
It should be remembered that this disease cannot be cured with home remedies alone. Be sure to use the medications prescribed by the doctor. Traditional medicine should only help the main treatment. Its advantage is in the minimum number of contraindications.