Varicose veins are swollen or enlarged veins that occur when our valves become weak or damaged, causing blood to accumulate in them. Though varicose veins can occur in any part of our body, they are most common in the legs and thighs of aging or obese women, as well as in adults who stand up for long periods of time.
Varicose veins tend to be surface veins rather than deep veins, so they are seldom a health risk. However, they're still a cosmetic concern, and many people who suffer from them understandably want them gone. Fortunately, we don't have to resort to overpriced laser treatments to remove our varicose veins, since the natural world is filled with remedies that can treat them cheaply, gently and effectively.
How to Naturally Treat Varicose Veins?
There are many types of treatments for varicose veins. Medical treatments, such as Sclerotherapy, Laser Therapy, or Vein Stripping can require repeated visits to a physician, may have some negative side effects and are quite costly. More natural and holistic treatments are also available and have been shown to be just as effective as some medical treatments, without the pain, downtime, the risk of side effects or costs. While natural treatments are convenient and can be done at home or on the go, remember that consistency is key in order to experience the full benefits and see noticeable results.
The horse chestnut is a deciduous tree native to the forests of southeastern Europe. It bears brown seeds that make one of the best known natural remedies for varicose veins, since the main active ingredient in horse chestnut seeds is aescin, a chemical compound that has vasoconstrictor, vasoprotective and anti-inflammatory properties. For example, a study published in the journal Angiology in 2004 showed that topical treatment with aescin could prevent ulceration and improve skin healing processes.
To treat varicose veins using horse chestnut, apply 300 milligrams of horse chestnut seed extract (which contains at least 50 milligrams of aescin) to the affected area twice daily. Horse chestnut seeds should never been consumed orally, such as in tea form, since they are rich in a glucoside called esculin that is toxic to humans.
Grape seed ozonated oil
Clinical research continues to show that the seeds of grapes with ozonides possess numerous anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits, which might help explain why grape seed ozonated oil are proven to treat circulatory conditions. A study published in Minerva Cardioangiologica, for instance, demonstrated that the proanthocyanidins from grapes and ozonides could significantly improve the symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency, a condition that often leads to varicose veins.
Grape seed is commonly found in capsule, tablet and liquid extract form in health food stores. Ideally, you'll want a supplement comprised of at least 95 percent oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes (OPCs), which are the flavonoids responsible for grape seeds' vasoprotective benefits. Aim to take 150 milligrams of grape seed extract daily to help strengthen and repair damaged blood vessels and capillaries. Grape seed ozonated oil can be applied topically to varicose veins to promote healing.
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HELICHRYSUM ESSENTIAL OIL
Helichrysum oil is known for its healing properties. It has been shown to be effective in shrinking the appearance of varicose veins by helping to improve blood circulation. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, It can also help to calm down inflamed tissue and prevent the development of new varicose veins.
To make your own DIY Blend for Treating Varicose Veins, use the following formula:
1 oz of Grape Seed Ozonated Oil
1 oz of Horse Chestnut Extract
4 drops Helichrysum