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 cures for this disease. But many people prefer folk remedies for varicose veins. Their effectiveness will be discussed in the article.
Bandages, wraps and wraps
There are actually a lot of folk recipes for varicose veins. People have long realized that the true cure for many diseases grows under our feet. And we learned how to use them properly.
But if the disease has already seriously turned around, it is still necessary to treat 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;
- vegetable fats;
- applications and so on.
Treatment of varicose veins at home involves alternating use of these methods and simultaneous use.
Grated raw potatoes
It’s easy to make a wrap from raw potatoes, but it has to be fresh. The potatoes must be peeled, washed, grated, then laid on gauze or cloth (which must first be soaked in potato juice) and wrapped around the sore feet. 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 each lengthwise. Apply half a tomato on the affected areas, hold until it burns.
It's better to do 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 medicine, 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 fabric 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 medicine, the symptoms of the disease disappear.
Rubbing and alcohol tincture
In the treatment of varicose veins, rubbing and oral alcohol are also quite effective.
This honey and onion rub helps with varicose veins:
- Take half a cup of honey, it should be herbs.
- Grate two onions.
- Mix honey, onion and grated soap.
- Rub this mixture on the affected areas of the feet, wrap with foil.
- Bend at the top.
In the first attempt, remove the movie after two hours, in the second - after three, the next day - after four. Then you can leave it overnight. The procedure must be performed within ten days in order 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. They should be enough to fill a half-liter jar. Then you need to fill the raw material with vodka to the top, seal tightly, put in a dark place.
After two weeks, strain and rub the painful leg veins with tincture. This must be done strictly every day, otherwise there will be no results. After a month the stars will disappear.
The roots of the pungent odor of this marsh plant also help to resolve varicose veins. To prepare the tincture you will need about 3 tablespoons of rosemary root.
They must be rinsed, crushed and bottled beforehand.
Pour vodka or alcohol, put in a cool place, protected from light for 2 weeks. Then strain, rub sore feet with this tincture every day for a month. Better to do it 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. Nuts must be peeled, ground in a coffee grinder or by hand.
Pour 100 grams into a bottle of vodka. It takes ten days to insist on a well-sealed container. Shake the bowl every day.
They strengthen the walls of blood vessels and capillaries, making them strong and flexible, which prevents abnormal dilation or damage.
The tincture can be used both internally and for rubbing. It should be drunk twenty drops three times a day half an hour before meals. Drink for ten days, then pause the same number of days, then repeat the course.
This medicine strengthens blood vessels well, helps reduce swelling and pain, relieves weight in the legs. It is able to remove spider veins as well as prevent the appearance of new ones. Rub this tincture on your feet once a day, preferably before bed for a month.
Infusions and decoctions
Treatment with folk remedies involves the use of various decoctions, herbal infusions. There are a lot of such recipes. There are quite a few herbs that can cure varicose veins.
But before you enter any of the prescriptions, it is necessary to consult a doctor, because this medicinal herb has some contraindications. If you use them uncontrollably, you can easily harm your body.
Which herbs help with this disease? First of all - horse chestnut. There is the same information in any reference book 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.
It looks like a tree with beautiful pink flowers and round prickly fruits. Tinctures, decoctions, ointments are prepared from them.
Contraindications for this useful plant:
- pregnancy and breastfeeding;
- chronic kidney and liver disease;
- hormonal imbalance.
In addition to wild chestnut, other medicinal plants for this disease are known:
- birch (bark and leaves);
- verbena; St. John's wort;
- white acacia;
- plantain and others.
You can suggest other recipes for treating the disease.
Infusion of Antonov apples
Antonov apples are characterized by a delicate unique aroma and sour taste. But few people know that an infusion can help them with this disease. To prepare it, you will need 300 grams of Antonov apples.
You need to peel them, chop them, cut the apples. Along with the peel, chopped apples should be poured with a liter of water and put on low heat.
Once the water boils, keep on the fire for another 20 minutes. Then cool, take three times half a cup of infusion before meals. Contraindications to taking this recipe are increased stomach acidity and a tendency to hypertension.
This recipe requires 50 grams of hops in hops. They should be poured with half a liter of boiling water and put on the fire. After boiling, hold for a few more minutes.
The finished infusion will need to be rubbed into the skin of the feet from the feet to the knees twice a day for 3 months.
Then remove from heat, drain, cool. Drink a quarter cup twice a day after meals. You cannot use this recipe for those who suffer from low blood pressure, gastritis, pancreatitis.
Collections of several useful plants are often used to treat this disease. But be sure to check the contraindications before using them.
Some fees worth proposing:
- Take yarrow plant, raspberry root, plantain, chamomile and horse chestnut in equal proportions. Pour half a liter of boiling water, put on fire. After boiling, 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 are taken in equal proportions, mixed, poured a liter of boiling water, insist, strain, cool. Drink a quarter cup 4 times a day.
- Take nettle, yarrow, St. John's wort, marshmallow root in equal amounts, pour a liter of boiling water, insist. Strain, drink half a glass after meals four times a day.
These recipes should be used for a month and then take a break. After that you can repeat the course. However, when using these products, you should be careful about the appearance of side effects. Skin rash or diarrhea may occur. In this case, the intake of medicinal herbs should be stopped.
Baths for varicose veins
In addition to various infusions and rubs, you can also make foot baths. At the same time, herbal decoctions and various essential oils are added. 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 the tub (about 5 liters), lower your feet into it. The water should not be very hot. Keep your feet until the water has cooled completely. Then apply the healing ointment.
You can also make baths with baking soda (200 g of baking soda per 20 liters of water), stir and immerse your feet in the bath. The procedure should take 20 minutes. You have to do this for two days in a row, then take a break of one day and repeat.
It should be reminded that this disease can not be cured only by folk remedies. Be sure to use medications prescribed by your doctor. Traditional medicine should help only the main treatment. Its advantage is the minimal number of contraindications.