Varicose veins – treatment at home
Varicose veins have the lead in the list of women’s diseases. It is not only about the appearance of the legs and the need to constantly hide the protruding and spider veins under tights and stockings, but also about the general condition, which does not cause any joy. At first, there is nagging sensation in the calves and then severe pain that does not let you sleep at night. Doctors usually adviseto surgery or phlebology, because conventional medicine does not cure varicose veins. However, women’s magazine PinkyCloud knows that the treatment of varicose veins at home is possible, you only need to be patient and have faith in the result. We introduce top remedies against varicose veins.
According to statistics, 80% of women suffer from varicose veins after pregnancy. Especially if during the pregnancy, there were complications, such as preeclampsia. Moreover, heredity plays a role – if your grandmother or mother suffered from this disease, it is likely you will have the same fate. If your work involves long sitting at the computer, or vice versa, you stand a lot, it is likely to get phlebeurysm eventually. Therefore, if you are at risk, remember, that prevention is better than cure: often walk and run, eat more fruits and vegetables, be sure to lie down with your legs up 10 minutes in the evening. When you notice the first symptoms, start the treatment.
In the list of folk remedies against varicose veins hops decoction is leading. Grind a tablespoon of hop cones; pour a glass of boiling water, decoct on a water bath for 15 minutes. Cool, strain. Drink a glass of the decoction three times a day before meals. Each time it is desirable to brew a new portion.
Next in the top-list is garlic with butter. Grind garlic with husk and mix it with two parts of butter. Rub legs and feet in places of protruding veins with the mixture at night, put parchment paper on top, wrap and secure with all elastic bandages. In the morning after washing your feet, it is recommended to wear warm socks.
Speaking of socks, the famous soothsayer and healer Vanga advised to go in the morning dew in the cotton socks and then wear them all day. Here’s another recipe from Vanga to treat varicose veins – decoction of antonovka apples (kind of winter apples). Put three apples in an enamel pot. Pour one liter of boiling water. Wrap the pot with a blanket and leave for three hours. Crush the apples in the pot. Drink ¼ cup of this in the morning on an empty stomach and at night before going to sleep, seizing it up with honey. This drink thins and cleans the blood, normalizes sleep and appetite.
Rubbing with apple vinegar also helps. Rub your veins with vinegar daily for a month, along with this drinking a glass of water with one teaspoon of apple vinegar.
On badly swollen veins, on which there already are solid plaque, healers advise to use green tomatoes. Cut tomatoes into slices and put them on the veins for the night. Fix with an elastic bandage. The treatment is quite long, at least six months, but the result is worth it.
Sour milk mixed with finely chopped wormwood is also a good recipe. Put the mixture on bandages and bandage your feet and legs. It is recommended to drink the antonovka decoction together with this remedy. Treatment follows the following scheme: 5 days of daily compresses and 10 days break.
Nettle is also an effective tool in the treatment of varicose veins. It will only require patience and punctuality. Within six months, you need to drink decoction of the herbs, which is prepared as follows: take a glass of water and a tablespoon of nettle leaves. Bring to a boil on low heat, remove from heat, cool, strain and divide the mixture into three parts, one part drinking before eating.
Speaking of ways of treatment varicose veins, which are always on hand – there are mashed raw potatoes. Grate 5 raw potatoes, put them on your feet and legs, wrap with polyethylene. Wash off after 4 hours. In the opinion of the people, the pain goes away, and with regular use, the veins are drawn back and, the improvement is obvious.
With a severe case of varicose veins, you can use a tincture of horse chestnut. 50 grams of horse chestnut inflorescences join with a liter of vodka. Decoct for two weeks, shaking daily. Strain the decoction, store it in the refrigerator. Take 2 tablespoons three times a day before meals during a week. Then take a break for 5 days and the repeat. Three courses tare enough to notice significant improvement.
Treatment of varicose veins using folk remedies involves not only herbal teas and tinctures, but also a well-proven ointment made at home.
Take a teaspoon of the following dried herbs: coltsfoot, St. John’s wort, chamomile flowers, meadowsweet flowers, lady’s mantle leaf, chicory. Mix everything. Pour the resulting mixture into a pan, pour a half cup of boiling water and bring to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly. Cool the mixture a little, and then thoroughly mix with the badger or vegetable fat. Keep refrigerated. Apply a thick layer of ointment on your legs and feet, wpar with polyethylene. Attach an elastic bandage. Change the bandage three times a day. Repeat the procedure throughout the week.
Lastly, a women’s magazine PinkyCloud recalls that if you are already very worried about varicose veins, you should consult a phlebologist, at the time when the internal veins are not yet damaged. Sometimes the treatment of varicose veins at home may not be effective, and then the operation is necessary.