Varicose veins are becoming more common in the population. The reasons for this are many: 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 will be discussed in the article.
Bandages, compresses and wraps
In fact, there are many folk recipes for varicose veins. People have long understood that the real cures for many diseases are growing under our feet. And we learned how to use them properly.
But if the disease has already taken a serious turn, it is still necessary to treat it 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.
Treatment of varicose veins at home involves both alternative use of these methods and concomitant use.
Grated raw potatoes
It's easy to make a compress from raw potatoes, but it should be fresh. The potatoes should be peeled, washed, grated, then placed on gauze or cloth (which must first be soaked in potato juice) and wrapped around the diseased legs. This compress should last 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 to get rid of varicose veins at home.
You need to take some green tomatoes, cut them lengthwise. Apply half a tomato on the affected areas, hold until burning sensation.
It is better to treat yourself this way in the summer - winter tomatoes from the store will bring little benefit.
Then remove and insert the other half. Repeat the procedure four times. After two weeks of using this drug, swelling, pain, veins become less noticeable.
At home you can treat varicose veins with bee products (propolis, honey). Folk recipes recommend making honey compresses for varicose veins. A layer of honey should be applied to the tissue and then wrapped around the affected leg.
Hold the compress on the first day for two hours, on the second - three, then - four. And then the compress should be left overnight. After 2 weeks of using this drug, the symptoms of the disease disappear.
Tinctures for rubbing and alcohol
In the treatment of varicose veins, rubbing and oral alcohol are also quite effective.
This recipe for rubbing with honey and onions helps with varicose veins:
- Take half a cup of honey, these should be herbs.
- Grate two onions.
- Mix honey, onion and grated soap.
- Rub the affected areas of the feet with this mixture, wrap with foil.
- Bandage on top.
On the first release, remove the film after two hours, the second after three, the next day after four. You can then leave it overnight. The procedure should be done within ten days to achieve the best possible effect.
There are other effective ways to prevent and treat varicose veins.
Fresh kalanchoe leaves
Only fresh kalanchoe leaves are needed to prepare the tincture. There should be enough to fill a half-liter jar. Then you need to fill the raw material with vodka to the top, close it tightly, put it in a dark place.
After two weeks, strain and rub the inflamed veins on the legs with tincture. This must be done strictly every day, otherwise there will be no result. In a month the stars will disappear.
The large fragrant 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 placed in a bottle.
Pour vodka or alcohol, place in a cool place, protected from light for 2 weeks. Then strain, rub the sore feet with this tincture every day for a month. Better to do this before bed. After two weeks, the result of the treatment will be noticeable.
Green, unripe walnuts are needed to treat walnuts. They are removed from the tree in late June - early July. The nuts 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.
They strengthen the walls of blood vessels and capillaries, making them strong and flexible, which prevents abnormal dilation or damage.
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 for ten days, then take a break for the same number of days, then repeat the course.
This drug strengthens blood vessels well, helps reduce swelling and pain, relieves heaviness in the legs. It is able to remove spider veins as well as prevent the appearance of new ones. Rub this tincture on the feet once a day, preferably at bedtime for a month.
Infusions and decoctions
Treatment with folk remedies involves the use of various decoctions, herbal infusions. There are many such recipes. There are many medicinal herbs that can cure varicose veins.
But before swallowing any of the recipes it is necessary to consult with your doctor, as these medicinal herbs have some contraindications. By using them uncontrollably, you can easily harm your body.
What herbs help with this disease? In the first place - horse chestnut. Each directory 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.
Looks like a tree with beautiful pink flowers and round prickly fruits. Tinctures, decoctions, ointments are prepared from them.
Contraindications to this useful plant:
- pregnancy and lactation;
- chronic kidney and liver diseases;
- hormonal imbalance.
Apart from horse chestnut, other medicinal plants are known for this disease:
- birch (bark and leaves);
- verbena; St. John's wort;
- white acacia;
- plantain and others.
You can offer other recipes for the treatment of the disease.
Antonov apple infusion
Anton's apples are distinguished by their delicate unique aroma and sour taste. But few know that their infusion can help with this disease. To prepare it, you will need 300 grams of Antonov apples.
You have to peel them, chop them, cut the apples. Along with the peel, the crushed apples should be poured with a liter of water and put on low heat.
After the water boils, keep on the fire for another 20 minutes. Then cool, take half a cup of infusion three times before meals. Contraindications to taking this recipe is the increased acidity of the stomach and the tendency to hypertension.
This recipe will require 50 grams of hop cones. They should be poured with half a liter of boiling water, put on fire. Once it boils, hold for a few more minutes.
The finished infusion will need to be rubbed into the skin of the feet from foot to knee for 3 months twice a day.
Then remove from heat, drain, cool. Drink a quarter cup twice a day after meals. You can not use this recipe for those who suffer from low blood pressure, gastritis, pancreatitis.
Collections of several useful herbs are often used to treat this disease. But be sure to check the contraindications before using them.
Some fees worth offering:
- Take the herb yarrow, raspberry root, plantain, chamomile, horse chestnut in equal proportions. Pour half a liter of boiling water, put on fire. Once it boils, remove, leave to infuse overnight. Drink a third of a glass twice a day.
- Horse chestnut, oak bark, birch bark, horsetail, astragalus, immortelle, Iceland moss take in equal proportions, mix, pour a liter of boiling water, insist, strain, cool. Drink a quarter cup 4 times a day.
- Take nettle, yarrow, St. John's wort, blush in equal amounts, pour a liter of boiling water, insist. Strain, drink half a cup 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 need to watch out for side effects when using these remedies. Skin rash or diarrhea may occur. In this case, the intake of herbs should be stopped.
Varicose veins baths
In addition to the use of various infusions and rubbing, you can make foot baths. At the same time add decoctions of herbs, various essential oils. It is good to add baking soda or apple cider vinegar to the water.
The following herbal bath preparation may be advised:
- horse chestnut;
- white willow;
Take herbs in equal amounts, pour a liter of boiling water, insist, strain. Pour into a tub (about 5 liters), lower your feet into it. The water should not be too hot. Keep your feet until the water cools completely. Then apply a healing ointment.
You can also take baths with baking soda (200 g of soda for 20 liters of water), stir and immerse your feet in the bath. The procedure should last 20 minutes. You need to do it two days in a row, then take a break for a day and repeat.
It should be remembered that this disease can not be cured by folk remedies alone. Remember to use the medication prescribed by your doctor. Traditional medicine should help only the basic treatment. Its advantage is the minimal number of contraindications.