Treatment of varicose veins is not easy and usually takes a long time to achieve good results.
This disease occurs gradually as a result of burdens of bloodstream and poor circulation. If left untreated, it can lead to serious complications such as thrombosis, open wounds and so on. Nature offers plenty of plants that stimulate circulation and prevent and treat varicose veins.
Horse chestnut for varicose veins
Horse chestnut is a very good natural remedy for the treatment of varicose veins and hemorrhoids. This plant tends to decrease the symptoms of vein diseases, such as varicose veins, pain, fatigue, swollen legs and edema.
The ingredient of horse chestnut – escin, has a beneficial effect on the stabilization of the circulatory system, and thus serves to decrease the swelling and pain.
Horse chestnut reduces inflammation, increases the strength of the circulatory system, increases the resistance of the venous capillaries and reduces permeability. Thus reduces the burdens of the circulatory system, including the swelling. Horse chestnut relieves feelings of difficulty in the legs, and also reduces pain and cramps.
Horse chestnut salve for the veins – preparation and use
This salve for the vein is prepared very simply, so that everyone can make it. In the fall, pick ten larger fruits of the horse chestnut, then grind them as finely as possible, and put them in a smaller jar. After that, pour 2 deciliters of alcohol on the chestnut, and then leave it in the sun for seven weeks.
After that period of time, you should filter the resulting mixture, and you can place it in a small bottle. The salve can be used every day, so that you massage the painful area.
Marigold for varicose veins
Marigold ointment is an effective remedy for varicose veins. This ointment is useful in inflamed veins, with or without wounds.
Marigold ointment against varicose veins – preparation and use
To prepare marigold ointment, you need four handfuls of finely chopped marigold flowers, leaves and stems) and 500 grams of high-quality ointment, which you will heat up to maximum, and then add the chopped marigold to it. Stir the mixture and remove from heat when it starts boiling. Cover up the container and let it stay overnight at room temperature. The next day, mildly warm up the mixture, so that it could be strained.
Keep the resulting ointment for treating varicose veins in an appropriate container, and you can use it every day by mildly rubbing it on the affected areas, several times a day.
The best effect of the varicose veins treatment is achieved if you combine marigold ointment and horse chestnut, so that the affected areas are first treated with marigold ointment, and after a few minutes, when it is absorbed, use the salve of horse chestnut. In this way, not only will a more intense treatment be achieved, but thanks to the marigold ointment, the skin will also be protected from dryness and irritation, caused by the action of alcohol contained in the horse-chestnut salve.
Marigold oil is equally effective in varicose veins:
Cabbage for varicose veins
The leaves of cabbage are the best compress for treating phlebitis. For this type of compress, you require a large and fresh cabbage, so that the leaves would be bigger too, and they would cover the surface of the affected area. You should directly attach the fresh cabbage leaves to the affected area, and then tighten them (preferably with a thin, elastic stocking).
Hold this compress until the cabbage is dry, and then put a fresh one. How often you should replace the cabbage leaves depends on several factors, such as: size and freshness cabbage, seasons, degree of inflammation and so on. It is especially important to keep the compress overnight.
At the beginning of this treatment, you can already feel relief, in the form of reduced pain and tingling and reduced swelling, and after a long use, the varicose veins will measurably withdraw, and skin that was previously inflamed and red, will become tender and bright again.
Comfrey for phlebitis
Comfrey or black root is a lowland plant that can be found in wet areas (along forest edges, banks of canals, wet meadows, etc.).
Freshly scraped comfrey root in the form of compresses will always come in handy with all the problems with veins and circulation.
In the absence of fresh herbs, you can use tincture of comfrey, which promotes tissue regeneration. Against phlebitis, it provides good results when it is used in combination with oil of St. John’s wort, or better yet, also tincture of St. John’s wort.