Varicose veins are more and more frequent in the population. There are several reasons for this: from immobility to vascular weakness and heredity. Modern medicine offers many remedies for this disease. But many people prefer folk remedies for varicose veins. Their effectiveness will be discussed in the article.
Bandages, compresses and wraps
In fact, there are many folk recipes for varicose veins. For a long time, people understood that real cures for many diseases are growing under our feet. And we have learned to use them correctly.
But if the disease has already taken a serious turn, it should nevertheless be treated with traditional methods, and with them as auxiliary methods use the methods of traditional medicine.
Among the alternative 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 the alternative use of these methods and the simultaneous use.
Grated raw potatoes
It's easy to make a compress from raw potato, but it should be cool. Potatoes should be peeled, washed, grated, then spread on gauze or a cloth (which should first be soaked in potato juice) and wrapped around the sore legs. This compress should be kept for about four hours.
Many people know the recipe for treating varicose veins with green tomatoes. There are many positive reviews on the internet, this tool really helps get rid of varicose veins at home.
You need to take green tomatoes, cut each one lengthwise. Apply half a tomato to the affected areas, hold until it burns.
It is better to be treated in this way 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 remedy, the swelling, pain, veins become less noticeable.
At home, you can treat varicose veins with bee products (propolis, honey). Popular 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.
Keep the compress on the first day for two hours, the second - three, then - four. And then the compress should be left overnight. After 2 weeks of using this remedy, the symptoms of the disease disappear.
Rubbing and alcohol tinctures
In the treatment of varicose veins, rubbing and oral alcohol are also very effective.
This recipe for rubbing with honey and onions helps with varicose veins:
- Take half a glass of honey, it should be herbs.
- Grate two onions.
- Combine honey, onion and grated soap.
- Rub the affected areas of the legs with this mixture, wrap them with foil.
- Bandage on top.
On the first pass, remove the film after two hours, the second - after three hours, the next day - after four hours. Then you can leave it on overnight. The procedure should be performed within ten days to achieve the best possible effect.
There are also 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 materials with vodka to the top, cork tightly, put in a dark place.
After two weeks, filter and rub the painful veins of the legs with tincture. It must be done strictly every day, otherwise there will be no results. After a month, the stars will disappear.
The 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 should be pre-rinsed, crushed and placed in a bottle.
Pour in the vodka or alcohol, refrigerate, protect from light for 2 weeks. Then filter, rub the sore legs 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.
Unripe green nuts are required for processing nuts. They are removed from the tree in late June - early July. Nuts should be peeled, ground in a coffee grinder or by hand.
Pour 100 grams into a bottle of vodka. It takes ten days to insist in a tightly closed container. Shake the container daily.
They strengthen the walls of blood vessels and capillaries, making them strong and flexible, preventing abnormal expansion or damage.The
stain can be used both internally and for scrubbing. You should drink twenty drops three times a day half an hour before meals. Drink ten days, then take a break for the same number of days, then repeat the course.
This remedy strengthens blood vessels well, helps reduce swelling and pain, relieves heaviness in the legs. He is able to remove spider veins and prevent the appearance of new ones. Rub this tincture of the legs once a day, preferably before going to bed for a month.
Infusions and decoctions
Treatment with folk remedies involves the use of various decoctions, herbal infusions. There are a large number of these recipes. There are many herbal remedies that can cure varicose veins.
But before ingesting any of the recipes, it is necessary to consult the attending physician, since these medicinal herbs have certain contraindications. By using them uncontrollably, you can easily harm your body.
What herbs help with this disease? First of all - the horse chestnut tree. In any reference book, there is the same information on the usefulness of this plant 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, thorny fruits. From them tinctures, decoctions, ointments are prepared.
Contraindications for this beneficial plant:
- pregnancy and lactation;
- chronic kidney and liver disease;
- age of the children;
- hormonal imbalance.
In addition to horse chestnut, other medicinal plants for this disease are known:
- birch (bark and leaves);
- St. John's Wort;
- white acacia;
- plantain, etc.
You can suggest other recipes to treat the disease.
Infusion of Antonov apples
Antonov apples are distinguished by their delicate and unique aroma and tangy taste. But not many people 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, chop the apples. With the skin, chopped apples should be poured with a liter of water and put on low heat.
Once the water has boiled, continue on the heat for another 20 minutes. Then cool, take half a cup of infusion three times before eating. A contraindication to taking this recipe is increased acidity of the stomach and a tendency to hypertension.
Decoction of hops
This recipe will require 50 grams of hop cones. They should be poured with half a liter of boiling water, put on the fire. After boiling, keep for a few more minutes.
The completed infusion should be rubbed on the skin of the legs from the foot to the knee for 3 months twice a day.
Then remove from heat, drain, cool. Drink a quarter of a glass twice a day after meals. You can not use this recipe for those who suffer from low blood pressure, gastritis, pancreatitis.
For the treatment of this disease, collections of several useful herbs are often used. But be sure to check the contraindications before using them.
Several fees to suggest:
- Take the herb of yarrow, raspberry root, plantain, chamomile, horse chestnut in equal proportions. Pour half a liter of boiling water, put on fire. After boiling, remove, let 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 parts, mix, pour a liter of boiling water, insist, strain, cool. Drink a quarter of a glass 4 times a day.
- Take nettle, yarrow, St. John's wort, marshmallow root in equal amounts, pour a liter of boiling water, insist. Filter, drink half a glass 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 should pay attention to the manifestation of side effects when using these funds. A rash or diarrhea may appear. In this case, the consumption of herbs should be stopped.
Baths for varicose veins
Besides using various infusions and rubs, you can do foot baths. At the same time, decoctions of herbs, 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 recommended:
- horse chestnut;
- white willow;
Take herbs in equal quantities, pour a liter of boiling water, insist, filter. Pour into a bath (about 5 liters), immerse your feet in it. The water should not be very hot. Keep your feet up until the water cools completely. Then apply a medicated ointment.
You can also bathe with baking soda (200 g of baking soda for 20 liters of water), stir and put your feet in the bath. The procedure should take 20 minutes. You need to do this two days in a row, then take a one-day break and start over.
It should be remembered that this disease can be cured only with folk remedies. Be sure to use the medications prescribed by the doctor. Traditional medicine should only help with basic treatment. Its advantage lies in the minimum number of contraindications.