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Natural Remedies For Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are enlarged, swollen, and twisting veins, often appearing blue or dark purple. They happen when faulty valves in the veins allow blood to flow in the wrong direction or to pool. More than 23 percent of all adults are thought to be affected by varicose veins

How To Prevent Varicose Veins In The Future

  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Exercise
  • Go on an anti-inflammatory diet.
  • Balancing hormones using essential oils
  • Avoid prolonged periods of sitting or standing.

Natural Remedies For Varicose Veins

1. Cayenne pepper

Cayenne pepper is considered a miracle treatment for varicose veins. It is a rich source of vitamin C and bioflavonoids (an antioxidant which is used to treat allergies, viruses, or arthritis and other inflammatory conditions), it also helps reduce atherosclerosis, encourages fibrinolytic activity, and prevents factors that lead to the formation of blood clots, all of which can help reduce and treat varicose veins.

Preparation and usage:

  • Add 1 tsp of cayenne pepper powder to a cup of hot water and stir it.
  • Drink this mixture 3 times a day for 1 to 2 months.

2. Apple cider vinegar, aloe vera, & carrots

Apple cider vinegar has a lot of protein, enzymes, and friendly bacteria, however the main substance in apple cider vinegar is acetic acid which can kill harmful bacteria or prevent it from multiplying. In addition, several animal studies have shown that vinegar can reduce blood triglycerides, blood clots, cholesterol, and blood pressure.

Aloe vera gel also contains salicylic acid and other antiseptic compounds that kill off the bacteria that cause acne which makes it a great natural remedy for breakouts and an excellent cleanser for the skin. It is also packed with minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, and vitamins A, C, and E, which all work together to reinforce the skin’s barrier.

Carrots, are a great source of several vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin A (from beta-carotene), biotin, vitamin K (phylloquinone), potassium, sulfur, and vitamin B6. They help in repairing skin tissue in case of damage. It can penetrate the skin and help it with recovering faster from external wounds and trauma.

Preparation and usage:

  • Get one medium/large carrot and grate it.
  • Get a strainer and extract the juice from the grated carrot into a bowl.
  • Add 1 tbsp of carrot juice to a new bowl.
  • Add 1 tbsp of aloe vera gel into the same bowl.
  • Add 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar into the same bowl.
  • And finally, mix well.
  • Use a cotton pad and apply topically at least 3 times a day for a month.

3. Witch hazel

Witch hazel gets its medicinal properties from the tannins, flavonoids, essential oils, choline, and saponins. Its properties make it highly effective in treating skin ailments of all kinds including eczema and psoriasis.

Hazel strengthens veins and acts as an anti-inflammatory. Tannins also account for witch hazel’s astringent action, which help tighten distended veins and repair their normal structure. The plant’s key constituents help shrink tissue and act as mild sedatives to relieve the pain and discomfort associated with varicose veins.

Preparation and usage:

  • Soak a washcloth in witch hazel and place it on the affected area for a couple of hours. Do this 3 times a day for 1 to 2 months.
  • You can also fill your tub with lukewarm water and add 15 to 20 drops of distilled witch hazel. Soak your legs in the tub for at least 15 minutes. Then wash with clean water. Repeat daily.

4. Cabbage


Cabbage, is rich in insoluble fiber, beta-carotene, vitamins – B1, B6, K, E, and C, and a number of minerals like calcium, iodine, magnesium, iron, and sulphur.

Cabbage is also loaded with antioxidants and phytochemicals. When these antioxidants and phytochemicals touch the affected area they reach the veins through the pores and help the blood clot, thereby stopping the seepage of blood.

Preparation and usage:

  • Get 3 leaves of cabbage and chop them into very small pieces.
  • Then put them in the blender and start blending.
  • Get a strainer and empty the mixture into it in order to extract the juice from the cabbage leaves.
  • Apply topically at least 3 times a day.

5. Olive oil

Increasing blood circulation is essential when it comes to treating varicose veins. Olive oil has anti-inflammatory, toning, and soothing properties that, after being absorbed through the skin, will reduce the size of dilated and enlarged veins and will activate blood flow.

Olive oil also has a high content of essential fatty acids, vitamin E, and minerals. Due to the high content of Omega-3 fatty acids it improves the passage of blood through the veins and restores the function of the unidirectional valves.

Preparation and usage:

  • Add some olive oil to a bowl and warm it up in order to activate it.
  • Using a cotton pad, massage your skin with the warm oil for several minutes.
  • Repeat twice daily for at least 2 months.

6. Tomato seeds

Tomato seeds, contain salicylic acid which has properties that are similar to aspirin and work as an anticoagulant, for preventing blood clots and improving blood flow.

In addition, tomatoes are rich in lycopene, which concentrates in our cell membranes and prevents damage to the lipids in our cells. If applied to the skin topically, it reduces the appearance of the damaged veins and it influences the thickness, strength, and fluidity of our membranes, allowing nutrients to be absorbed and preventing toxins from entering.

Preparation and usage:

  • Chop 2 tomatoes in small pieces. (try not to lose any of the seeds)
  • Put them in the blender for a few seconds until they become a smooth pureed mixture.
  • Apply topically on the skin 3 – 4 times a day, for at least 2 months.

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