The legs are the most affected by varicose veins. The farthest part of the body from the heart needs a rest regime, support for tired and weakened blood vessels. And we "exploit" our legs until we see an expanded surface web, swelling, painful knotty bumps, and we don't lose sleep from pain.
Treatment of varicose veins with folk remedies does not serve as an alternative to drugs. Because the main drugs are based on plant raw materials. To treat a disease it is useful to use the accumulated experience of traditional medicine.
All methods used should eliminate or prevent the causes of varicose veins:
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All traditional methods of treating varicose veins are divided into general and local.
The general ones include specific diet, baths and ingestion of infusions and decoctions. Many herbal remedies are used both internally and topically.
Local application is based on the use of lotions, compresses, applied to the most painful point. It is necessary to learn how to prepare ointments.
The duration of the treatment courses is suggested by doctors from a month or more. Interruptions of no more than a week are possible, replacing one product with another.
Healers with extensive experience do not recommend starting therapy for varicose veins in the legs without a fasting diet. It should be observed for 5-7 days, regardless of the presence or absence of excess weight.
The essence of the diet: exclusion of white bread, pastries, sweets, pastries, hot spices, alcohol, coffee, meat and fish dishes. The liquid is not limited. It is necessary to eat only vegetarian food: fresh fruits and juices as much as possible. Cranberries, blueberries, sea buckthorn and figs are considered particularly valuable. Two days later, add rice porridge, buckwheat, fresh greens in salads with vegetable oil, young nettle soup.
This diet is recommended monthly for 2-3 days. People with varicose veins in the legs are advised to completely abandon starchy foods (bread and pastries made from high-quality flour, boiled potatoes). You can boil potatoes in their uniforms, add bran to food.
They have an effect on the whole body, normalize blood circulation.
Varicose veins can be treated with baths. They are contraindicated in cases of thrombophlebitis, trophic ulcers.
The contents of the bath are prepared in advance: boil half an hour equally for half a kilo of oak, willow and chestnut sprigs (it is better to do this in an enamel bucket). Then fill the solution with herbs in 4 pharmacy packages (chamomile, twine, St. John's wort) and steam overnight. Rye bread (3 loaves) is boiled separately in the morning, filtered and poured into the bath.
The procedure must be performed before going to bed for about 40 minutes, the water temperature must be respected at 38-40 degrees
For soda baths, dissolve a whole packet of water in a bathtub or 6-7 tablespoons per 5 liters for the feet only.
You can cook only the willow bark (two handfuls of broken twigs in a three-liter saucepan), boil for half an hour.
Two to three tablespoons of dry raw materials of crushed bark are sufficient for foot baths; crushed milk grass (2 packs of 50g) is also shown.
Recommended herbal combinations: hazelnut leaves, birch, chamomile flowers, clover, hops, pine buds.
After the bath, you should do a light massage from the bottom up, put on elastic stockings and lift your feet slightly.
Popular oral recipes are very creative. They offer a remedy or a combination, decoctions, water infusions, alcoholic tinctures. Broth is easier to prepare in a large thermos, while retaining all the properties of a water bath. Filter before use.
It is recommended to combine the reception of herbal remedies with baths, local treatment. The course of therapy is two months.
Local indicates the effect only on the inflamed pathological area of the leg veins.
Local procedures in the form of tablets, lotions will require preliminary preparation of the necessary solution, ointment.
Kalanchoe - used in the form of alcoholic tincture for rubbing. It is necessary to properly prepare the solution: after cutting, the leaves are kept in the cold for 5-7 days, then scroll through a meat grinder, pour vodka (you can browse by volume, Kalanchoe in dishes should be 2 times less), insistin the dark for another week. After exertion, the agent can be used in the treatment of dilation of varicose vessels. It is suitable for long-term storage.
An alcohol tincture (2/3 of vegetable raw materials) is prepared from acacia flowers and birch buds for a week to lubricate the skin on diseased veins.
From oriental medicine, the properties of the Adam's apple are known to have a positive effect on vascular tone.
Green walnuts - crumble into small pieces and cover with olive oil. You must be in the sun for at least forty days. Then you can lubricate the affected areas.
It is recommended to use the medicinal collection of chamomile, St. John's wort, yarrow, calendula, oak bark and horsetail to clean trophic ulcers, relieve inflammation.
Horse chestnut is used both externally and internally. The leaves and flowers of the plant are used. For the tablets, brew with water like tea. And for internal use an alcoholic tincture is prepared. Keep in a dark place for at least two weeks. Drink 30 drops before meals.
The Adam's apple is the fruit of a rare maklura tree that grows in the southern regions. It is not used internally, as the juice is poisonous. An alcoholic tincture is prepared from the crushed fruits for grinding. It is recommended to keep it in the dark for a month.
Ointment-based, herbal remedies stay above the lesion site longer and penetrate deeper. For ointments, vegetable oils, decoction of flax seeds, lard, chicken fat are used. Concentrated herbal decoction is added to the melted and heated base. Protomote over low heat, stirring for five minutes.
Herbal preparations are used with ointments, they do not need to be prepared daily: eucalyptus leaves, dandelion roots, celandine, lemon balm, lilac flowers, clover, chamomile, calendula, fir needles. Everything is prepared in equal quantities before mixing it with an ointment base.
These ointments must be stored in the refrigerator. Apply to the skin with a greasy layer, massaging gently. Covered with compressed paper and a warm bandage. Better to apply ointment compresses at night.
Bee stings contain hirudin, which thins the blood and prevents the formation of blood clots. Treatment by bees involves a mandatory bite in the external venous node. At first, the patient feels pain and burning, these phenomena soon pass on their own, and with them the protruding venous nodes are removed.
Folk remedies for varicose veins are far from harmless. These are concentrated plant extracts with strong side effects when taken orally. This is especially true for people with stomach and pancreatic diseases. Herbs affect the acidity of gastric juice. Therefore, their use can exacerbate chronic diseases of the digestive system.
It is necessary to monitor for allergic manifestations (itchy skin, rash, swelling). Discontinue further use if these symptoms occur.
Using folk methods requires faith in the remedy and patience. Few people heed the recommendation to walk at dawn in the morning in thin cotton socks on the dew of the grass and not to take them off until the feet are dry. This enchanting recipe highlights nature's safest gifts.