Varicose veins are becoming more common in the population. There are many reasons for this: from immobility to vascular weakness and heredity. Modern medicine offers many remedies for this ailment. But many people prefer folk remedies for varicose veins. How effective they are will be discussed in the article.
Bandages, compresses and bands
Indeed, there are many popular recipes for varicose veins. People have long understood that the true cures for many ailments are growing under our feet. And we learned how to use them correctly.
But if the disease has already taken a serious turn, it is still necessary to be treated by traditional methods, and together with them as auxiliary methods, to use the methods of traditional medicine.
Among the alternative methods of treating varicose veins, there are several ways:
- tinctures for ingestion;
- herbal ointments;
- applications and so on.
Treatment of varicose veins at home involves both alternative use of these methods, and simultaneous use.
Grated raw potatoes
It's easy to make a raw potato wrap, but it has to be fresh. The potatoes should be peeled, washed, grated, then placed on gauze or cloth (which should first be soaked in potato juice) and wrapped around the sore thighs. This compress should be kept for about four hours.
Many people know the recipe for treating varicose veins with unripe tomatoes. There are a lot of positive reviews on the Internet, this tool really helps to get rid of varicose veins at home.
You need to take green tomatoes, cut each one lengthwise. Apply half a tomato on the affected areas, hold until a burning sensation.
It is better to be treated like this 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, swelling, pain, veins become less noticeable.
Products of bees
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, then wrapped around the affected leg.
Keep the tablet 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.
Dyes for rubbing and alcohol
In the treatment of varicose veins, rubbing and alcoholic tinctures taken orally are also very effective.
This recipe for scrubbing with honey and onions 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 them with foil.
- Bandage on top.
On the first step, remove the film after two hours, the second - after three, the next day - after four. So you can leave it overnight. The procedure must be done within ten days to get the best possible effect.
There are also other effective ways to prevent and treat varicose veins.
Fresh Kalanchoe leaves
Only fresh Kalanchoe leaves are needed to prepare the tincture. It should be enough to fill half a half liter jar. Then it is necessary to fill the raw materials with vodka to the top, cork tightly, put in a dark place.
After two weeks, strain and rub the aching veins of the legs with the tincture. This must be done strictly every day, otherwise there will be no results. After a month, the stars will disappear.
The pungent-smelling roots of this marsh plant also help get rid of varicose veins. To prepare the tincture, you will need about 3 tablespoons of rosemary roots.
They must be pre-rinsed, crushed and put in a bottle.
Pour with vodka or alcohol, put in a cool and protected from light for 2 weeks. Then strain, rub sore legs with this tincture every day for a month. Better to do this before going to bed. After two weeks, the result of the treatment will be evident.
Green and unripe walnuts are what you need to treat walnuts. They are removed from the tree between the end of June and the beginning of July. Walnuts must be peeled, ground in a coffee grinder or by hand.
Pour 100 grams into a bottle of vodka. Insist in a tightly closed container for ten days. Shake the container every day.
Strengthen the walls of blood vessels and capillaries, making them strong and flexible, preventing expansion or abnormal damage.
The dye can be used both internally and for rubbing. You need to drink it twenty drops three times a day half an hour before meals. Drink ten days, then take a break for the same number of days, then repeat the course.
This remedy well strengthens blood vessels, helps reduce swelling and pain, relieves heaviness in the legs. It is able to remove spider veins and prevent the appearance of new ones. Rub this tincture on your legs 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 infusions. There are so many of these recipes. There are some medicinal herbs that can cure varicose veins.
But before ingesting any of the recipes, it is necessary to consult with the attending physician, because these medicinal herbs have some contraindications. By using them uncontrollably, you can easily harm your body.
What herbs help with this ailment? First of all - horse chestnut. In each reference book there is the same information on how useful this plant is for varicose veins. It can strengthen the vascular wall, normalize blood circulation, relieve swelling, reduce pain and cramps.
It looks like a tree with beautiful pink flowers and round, thorny fruits. From them, tinctures, decoctions, ointments are prepared.
Contraindications for this beneficial plant:
- pregnancy and lactation;
- chronic liver and kidney diseases;
- age of 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;
- plantain, etc.
Can you suggest other recipes to cure the disease.
Infusion of Antonov apples
Antonov apples are distinguished by their delicate and unique aroma and sour 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 crushed apples are poured with a liter of water and put on low heat.
After the water is boiled, keep on the stove for another 20 minutes. Then cool, take half a cup of infusion three times before eating. A contraindication to taking this recipe is increased stomach acidity and a tendency to hypertension.
This recipe will require 50 grams of hop cones. They need to be poured with half a liter of boiling water, put on fire. After boiling, keep for a few more minutes.
The finished infusion will need to be rubbed into the skin of the legs from foot to knee for 3 months, twice a day.
Then remove from heat, drain, cool. Drink a quarter of a glass twice a day after meals. It is not possible to use this recipe for those suffering from low blood pressure, gastritis, pancreatitis.
For the treatment of this ailment, collections of different useful herbs are often used. But be sure to check for contraindications before using them.
Several commissions worth suggesting:
- Take the grass of yarrow, raspberry root, plantain, chamomile, horse chestnut in equal proportions. Pour half a liter of boiling water, put on fire. After boiling, remove and 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 of a glass 4 times a day.
- Take nettle, yarrow, St. John's wort, marshmallow root in equal quantities, pour a liter of boiling water, insist. Filter, drink half a glass after meals four times a day.
These recipes should be used for a month, then take a break. After that, you can repeat the course. However, you should beware of the manifestation of side effects when using these funds. Skin rashes or diarrhea may appear. In this case, the intake of herbs should be stopped.
Baths for varicose veins
In addition to using various infusions and rubs, you can do foot baths. At the same time, decoctions of herbs, various essential oils are added. It is good to add baking soda or apple cider vinegar to the water.
We can recommend the following herbal bath preparation:
- horse chestnut;
- white willow;
Take herbs in equal quantities, pour a liter of boiling water, insist, filter. Pour into a bathtub (about 5 liters), lower your feet. The water shouldn't be very hot. Keep your feet until the water cools completely. Then apply a medicated ointment.
You can also take baths with baking soda (200 g of baking soda per 20 liters of water), stir and soak your feet in the bath. The procedure should take 20 minutes. You need to do this for two days in a row, then take a break for one day and repeat.
It should be remembered that this disease cannot be cured only with folk remedies. Make sure you are using the medicines prescribed by your doctor. Traditional medicine should only help basic treatment. Its advantage is in the minimum number of contraindications.