Varicose vein disease is more common in modern people than it used to be, so it is important to identify the symptoms of the disease immediately and see a doctor so they can prescribe the appropriate therapy. Folk remedies for the treatment of varicose veins in the legs can only be used as part of complex measures, as an additional enhancement of the effects of basic drugs and procedures. It is impossible to use this technique as a single therapy, since varicose veins cannot be eliminated in this way, in any case the basis of treatment should be conservative medicine.
Characteristics of traditional medicine
Even if there are effective means in pharmacies and the possibility of specialized therapy for varicose veins, many still remember different recipes of folk medicine. However, it should be noted that such treatment will not allow you to quickly get rid of symptoms; To get a positive result, you need to use the selected recipe for 2-3 weeks.
Before using any traditional medicine, it is imperative to consult a doctor, as there may be contraindications. Similar recipes should be geared towards:
- Elimination of pathological symptoms (fatigue, pain, heaviness in the legs, general weakness).
- Strengthening the vascular walls.
- Strengthen the valves that regulate the movement of blood through the vessels.
- Reduce blood viscosity.
- Prevention of complications (blood clots and ulcers).
- Elimination of inflammation and edema.
Traditional medicine recipes are attractive because you can be absolutely sure of the naturalness of the ingredients and their harmlessness to the body. In addition, these funds are economical in that they can be bought or homemade at an affordable price. There is a division of the recipes into general and local remedies. The former include diets, baths and oral preparations, and the latter - ointments, compresses, packs, lotions.
Some traditional medicine recipes can be alternated with each other, but when treating varicose veins it is better to regularly use only one remedy from each category.
Rubbing varicose veins
Treatment of varicose veins by rubbing is very popular with modern patients, since such funds can be easily and quickly made without much effort and expense.
One of the most famous recipes is rubbing with a mixture of Antonovka apples. One kilogram of apples must be chopped with a knife and poured with a liter of boiling water and kneaded after two hours until a homogeneous puree is obtained. It is necessary to rub the composition into the sore legs once a day and store the finished mixture in the refrigerator and warm it up in a water bath for the procedure.
An effective plant in the treatment of varicose veins is marigold, from the inflorescences of which you can make an oily solution for rubbing. To do this, 50 g of dried flowers are poured into 0. 5 liters of vegetable oil, olive oil is best used, but sunflower oil is also suitable. The resulting mixture should be left for half a day, then boiled in a water bath for half an hour, cooled and filtered. The resulting solution must be treated with the affected areas 1 time a day for 10 minutes for three weeks.
Apple cider vinegar, which you can buy in the store or prepare yourself, if you want to be absolutely sure of its naturalness, shows a good rubbing effect.
There are several recipes for cooking, so everyone can choose a convenient option for themselves. It is necessary to rub vinegar on sore feet twice a day - in the morning and in the evening - for a month.
Varicose veins can be treated with lilac or acacia inflorescences. In the first case, a 0. 5-liter container is filled with flowers and poured with alcohol or high-quality vodka, after which it is infused for a week. In the second case, 50 g of inflorescences are poured with 0. 5 liters of alcohol or vodka and insisted for two weeks. The resulting tincture must be filtered and used within a month for rubbing from your fingers to the side of the thigh.
Varicose vein ointment can be bought not only in the pharmacy, but also independently prepared, using the gifts of nature in preparation.
The easiest option is the calendula remedy. To prepare it, you need to collect the flowers along with the stems and leaves, finely chop them and mix them with the same amount of melted lard. The resulting mixture must be left in this form for a day, then heated in a water bath, filtered and poured into a glass. You need to apply the ointment 2-3 times every day.
An ointment has a more complex recipe that requires a glass of olive oil (can be replaced with vegetable oil), 100 g of natural beeswax, and the same amount of coniferous resin. All ingredients must be put in a saucepan and boiled for 10 minutes, add 2 tablespoons of natural liquid honey and cook the mixture for the same amount. The last step is the addition of 1-2 g of propolis, after which the ointment must be boiled for another 10 minutes. The finished mixture must be cooled, filtered and poured into a glass container. You can apply the ointment 2-3 times a day.
An ointment made from aloe juice, ghee, Vishnevsky ointment, natural honey, ichthyol ointment, onion juice and liquid laundry soap has a powerful effect. It is necessary to mix a tablespoon of each ingredient and put the mixture on fire, stirring constantly, so that it does not boil. When it becomes homogeneous, it is necessary to remove the container from the heat and let it cool. The finished ointment should be applied to the affected areas and wrapped with a natural cloth. In this form, you can walk for a whole day, and then repeat the process.
Compresses against varicose veins
Compresses are especially popular because they can be effective in relieving the severity of symptoms of varicose veins. The easiest way to cure the disease is to use raw potatoes. It must be rubbed, laid out in a layer of about 1 cm on any natural substance, fixed on the painful leg and left overnight.
Blue tone helps with varicose veins on the legs. It is necessary to mix this ingredient with hot, but not boiling, water or milk whey until a homogeneous mass is obtained, which in consistency resembles thick sour cream. The mixture should be applied to the affected areas in a dense layer 1. 5-2 cm thick, wrapped with a clean towel and covered with a woolen cloth, after 2 hours the compress should be removed.
Honey compresses work well, but they cannot be used more than once a month. First, you can make a mixture of 0. 5 cups of natural liquid honey and two medium-sized onions, crushed on a grater. Second, you can mix a jar of honey and 1 tablespoon of coarse table salt. Each mixture is applied to the aching leg in an even layer, wrapped in a napkin, plastic wrap and an elastic bandage. On the first day, the procedure lasts 2 hours, on the second and third - 4 hours, the fourth time you need to leave the compress all night, after which there is a break for a month.
In summer, you can make a compress from green tomatoes. To do this, a fresh vegetable is cut into small pieces, applied to the aching leg and tied with a bandage. This compress can be done every night as long as green tomatoes are available.
Kalanchoe is good for varicose veins. It is necessary to finely chop the fresh leaves of this plant, fill them with half a pint glass and pour vodka or alcohol on top. The resulting mixture must be infused and filtered in a dark place for a week. In the tincture, a clean towel is moistened, which is wrapped around the sore leg and a woolen cloth is wrapped over it. You need to do such a compress at night for at least a month.
Another useful plant for varicose veins is wormwood. It is necessary to mix it with warm milk or yogurt in a ratio of 1: 2, lay it out in an even layer on a natural fabric and tie it to the sore leg area. From above you need to wrap a plastic wrap and warm cloth. Such a compress should be used for 3-5 hours a day for a week, then take a 3-day break and repeat the course.
Bathtubs and trays
Alternative treatment also includes the use of various decoctions and medicinal mixtures as an additive to water when bathing or foot bath. The usual baking powder, which is diluted in a pack in a full bath or mixed 5-7 tablespoons in 5 liters of water for baths, has a pronounced effect. In this case, the temperature of the water should be hot, but not scald, as this will negatively affect the condition of the varicose veins. A soda bath should be taken for 15-30 minutes, and foot baths should be done for 10-15 minutes.
Another effective plant is marsh creeper. It is necessary to mix 100 g of dried leaves of this plant with 5 liters of boiling water, and then steep the mixture for 10 hours. Then it is necessary to heat the broth to a comfortable temperature and take a foot bath with it for 20-30 minutes.
A vine leaf bath will help relieve symptoms and reduce the severity of the dilated veins. It is necessary to mix 50 g of dried vine leaves with 3 liters of boiling water, leave for several hours and heat to an acceptable temperature. A bath with such a decoction should be taken for 15-20 minutes.
Horse chestnut baths have a pronounced effect. It is necessary to mix the bark of this tree with chamomile flowers and dioecious nettle in equal proportions, then pour 30 g of the mixture with three liters of boiling water and leave for an hour. Strain the resulting solution, heat if necessary and pour it into a container for baths. The procedure should last half an hour, be carried out daily and, after completion, wrap the legs with an elastic bandage or put on compression stockings.
Products for internal use
Since varicose veins can be treated not only with local preparations, means for external use also deserve attention. They are much easier to use, they can be done not only at home, but also at work or school, which is why they have become so popular as a complex therapy for the disease.
Most often you can find indications of the medicinal properties of horse chestnut, which has a pronounced effect in the treatment of varicose veins. To prepare the tincture, you can use inflorescences or fruits peeled from green peels. The selected raw materials must be chopped with a knife, on a grater or in some other way, measure 10 g, put in a glass container and pour 100 ml of alcohol or vodka. After that, the mixture must be placed in a warm place for a week. The finished tincture should be taken 30 drops three times a day before meals.
The herb collection from plantain, yarrow, raspberry root and chamomile inflorescences helps to relieve the symptoms of the disease. All ingredients must be mixed in equal proportions, then pour 2 tablespoons of the collection of 0, 6 liters of boiling water. The resulting mixture must be brought to a boil, removed from the stove and left for 12 hours. The finished broth should be taken 150 ml twice a day.
Another recipe for the decoction involves the use of leaves of dioecious nettle, yarrow, marshmallow and St. John's wort inflorescences. It is necessary to mix all the ingredients in equal proportions, pour a liter of boiling water and let it steep until completely cooled. The strained broth should be taken 100 ml 3-4 times a day for 2-3 weeks. After that, a week's break is taken and the cycle is repeated, the entire course of treatment lasts six months.
Traditional medicine provides for the use of vegetable juices or their mixtures to normalize the natural processes in the body that help alleviate the symptoms of varicose veins. You can use the juice of carrots and spinach leaves in a ratio of 10: 6, a mixture of juice of carrots, spinach and beets in a ratio of 10: 3: 3, a drink made of juice of spinach, beet and watercress in a ratio of 4: 2: 2.
Nutmeg offers great results in treating varicose veins. To make a tincture, 200 g of nutmeg powder is poured into 1 liter of vodka or alcohol, and then infused in a dark place for 10 days. The resulting tincture is taken 30 drops 3 times a day until it ends.
In the treatment of varicose veins, hazel (hazel) in the form of a decoction is often used, and both the leaves and bark of this plant can be used. In the first case, you need to pour 2 tablespoons of chopped dry hazel leaves with 500 ml of boiling water and let the product steep for several hours. In the second case, it is necessary to rinse, grind and dry the hazelnut bark, pour 1 tablespoon of raw materials with 0. 5 liters of boiling water and cook for 10 minutes. Any broth should be filtered and taken four times a day before meals, as long as the symptoms of the disease do not stop.