Varicose veins are becoming more and more common in the population. There are many reasons for this: from immobility to vascular weakness and heredity. Modern medicine offers many cures for this disease. But many people prefer folk remedies for varicose veins. How effective they are is discussed in the article.
Bandages, compresses and wraps
In fact, there are many folk recipes for varicose veins. People have long understood that true cures for many diseases grow under our feet. And we've learned how to use them properly.
However, if the disease has already taken a serious turn, it is still necessary to be treated with traditional methods and to use the methods of traditional medicine together with these as auxiliary methods.
Among the traditional methods of treating varicose veins, there are several options:
- tinctures for ingestion;
- herbal ointments;
- applications and so on.
Treatment of varicose veins at home implies 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 has to be fresh. The potatoes need to 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 unripe tomatoes. There are many positive reviews on the internet, this tool really helps get rid of varicose veins at home.
You need to take some green tomatoes and cut each lengthwise. Apply half a tomato to the affected areas and hold until it burns.
It is better to be treated like this in summer - winter tomatoes from the store are of little use.
Then remove the other half and place it. Repeat the process four times. After using this remedy for two weeks, swelling, pain and veins become less noticeable.
At home, you can treat varicose veins with beekeeping products (propolis, honey). Folk recipes recommend making honey compresses for varicose veins. A layer of honey should be applied to the fabric and then wrapped around the affected leg.
Hold the compress for two hours on the first day, on the second - three, then - four. And then the compress should stay overnight. After 2 weeks of using this remedy, the symptoms of the disease go away.
Friction and alcohol tinctures
When treating varicose veins, rubbing and oral alcohol are also very effective.
This recipe for rubbing with honey and onions helps with varicose veins:
- Take half a glass of honey, it should be herbs.
- Grate two onions.
- Mix the honey, onions and grated soap.
- Rub the affected areas of the legs with this mixture and wrap them with foil.
- Bandage above.
Remove the film on the first run after two hours, on the second - after three, the next day - after four. Then you can leave it overnight. The procedure must be performed within ten days to achieve the best possible effect.
There are other effective methods of preventing and treating varicose veins.
Fresh Kalanchoe leaves
Only fresh Kalanchoe leaves are needed to make the tincture. There should be enough of it to fill a pint glass. Then you need to fill the raw material to the brim with vodka, firmly cork it and store it in a dark place.
After two weeks, strain off the painful leg veins and rub in tincture. This must be done every day, otherwise there will be no result. After a month the stars will disappear.
The pungent smelling roots of this marsh plant also help get rid of varicose veins. To make the tincture, you need about 3 tablespoons of rosemary roots.
They need to be pre-rinsed, crushed and put in a bottle.
Pour vodka or alcohol, store in a cool place and protect from light for 2 weeks. Then strain, rub sore legs with this tincture every day for a month. Better before bed. The result of the treatment can be felt after two weeks.
Green, unripe walnuts are required for treating walnuts. They are removed from the tree in late June - early July. The nuts need to be peeled, ground in a coffee grinder, or by hand.
Pour 100 grams into a bottle of vodka. It takes ten days to insist on a tightly closed container. Shake the container every day.
They strengthen the walls of blood vessels and capillaries, making them strong and flexible, preventing them from abnormal expansion or damage.
tincture can be used both internally and for grating. You need to drink it twenty drops three times a day for half an hour before meals. Drink for ten days, then take a break for the same number of days and repeat the course.
This remedy strengthens blood vessels well, relieves swelling and pain, and relieves the heaviness of the legs. It is able to remove spider veins and prevent new ones from appearing. Rub this tincture on the legs once a day, preferably at bedtime for a month.
Infusions and decoctions
When treating with folk remedies, various decoctions and herbal teas are used. There are many such recipes. There are some medicinal herbs that can cure varicose veins.
Before taking one of the prescriptions, however, the attending physician must be consulted as these medicinal herbs have some contraindications. If used uncontrollably, they can easily cause harm to your body.
Which herbs help with this disease? First of all - horse chestnut. Every reference book has the same information about how useful this plant is 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, prickly fruits. Tinctures, decoctions and ointments are made from it.
Contraindications for this crop:
- pregnancy and breastfeeding;
- chronic kidney and liver diseases;
- age of the children;
- hormonal imbalance.
In addition to horse chestnut, other medicinal plants for this disease are known:
- birch (bark and leaves);
- St. John's wort;
- white acacia;
- Plantain and others.
You can suggest other prescriptions for treating the disease.
Infusion of Antonov apples
Antonov apples are characterized by their delicate, unique aroma and sour taste. But few know that infusing them can help with this disease. To prepare it, you will need 300 grams of Antonov apples.
You have to peel them off, chop them and cut the apples. Together with the peel, chopped apples should be poured with a liter of water and put on low heat.
After the water has boiled, leave it on the fire for another 20 minutes. Then leave to cool, take half a cup of infusion three times before eating. A contraindication to taking this recipe is increased stomach acid and a tendency to high blood pressure.
50 grams of hop cones are required for this recipe. They need to be poured with half a liter of boiling water and set on fire. Keep for a few minutes after cooking.
The finished infusion must be rubbed into the skin of the legs from foot to knee twice a day for 3 months.
Then take it off the stove, drain it and let it cool down. Drink a quarter glass twice a day after meals. You can not use this recipe for those suffering from low blood pressure, gastritis, pancreatitis.
Collections of several useful herbs are often used to treat this disease. However, be sure to check the contraindications before using them.
Some fees worth proposing:
- Take the herb from yarrow, raspberry root, plantain, chamomile and horse chestnut in equal proportions. Pour half a liter of boiling water and set it on fire. Remove after boiling and leave to steep overnight. Drink a third of a glass twice a day.
- Take horse chestnut, oak bark, birch bark, horsetail, astragalus, immortelle, Icelandic moss in equal proportions, mix, pour a liter of boiling water, insist, strain, let cool down. Drink a quarter of a glass four times a day.
- Take nettle, yarrow, St. John's wort, marshmallow root in equal amounts, pour a liter of boiling water and insist. Strain, drink half a glass four times a day after meals.
These recipes should be used for a month and then take a break. You can then repeat the course. However, you should be careful if you experience any side effects while using these agents. Skin rash or diarrhea may occur. In this case, the intake of herbs should be stopped.
baths for varicose veins
In addition to various infusions and rubs, you can take foot baths. At the same time, decoctions of herbs, various essential oils are added. It's good to add baking soda or apple cider vinegar to the water.
The following herbal bath preparation can be recommended:
- horse chestnut;
- white willow;
Take herbs in equal amounts, pour a liter of boiling water, insist, strain. Pour into a bathtub (about 5 liters) and lower your feet into it. The water shouldn't be very hot. Hold your feet until the water cools completely. Then apply a medicated ointment.
You can also bathe with baking soda (200 g baking powder for 20 liters of water), stir and dip your feet in the bath. The process should take 20 minutes. You need to do it two days in a row, then take a day off and repeat.
It should be remembered that this disease can not be cured only with folk remedies. Be sure to use the medicines prescribed by the doctor. Traditional medicine should only help the main treatment. Its advantage lies in the minimal number of contraindications.