Varicose veins are considered one of the most common diseases, it manifests itself in the form of bulging veins and varicose veins on the lower limbs. The pathology can cause thrombophlebitis, when blood clots form in the vessels. They block blood vessels and cause circulatory disorders, strokes. It is necessary to treat varicose veins at the initial stage of its development.
Treatment of varicose veins in the legs with folk remedies is carried out in order to improve blood circulation in the vessels and thin the blood. For this, you can use baths, compresses, ointments and tinctures. They are made on the basis of plant ingredients.
But when using the recipes of traditional medicine, it should be remembered that they are effective only at the initial stage of the development of pathology. In the event that asterisks and vascular networks have formed, it is necessary to consult a specialist. Also, the products can cause allergies. That is why, before using compresses, ointments and baths, it is necessary to make sure that there are no negative reactions.
Varicose veins mainly affect the lower limbs and develop as a result of stagnant processes. Methods of traditional medicine will help to cope with the disease and stop all associated symptoms.
Before starting treatment for varicose veins, you should balance your diet. A special diet must be followed for a week, regardless of the presence or absence of excess weight. The goal of dietary nutrition is to eliminate fatty foods and increase immunity by increasing the amount of vitamins and minerals.
First of all, you should refuse baking, butter, alcoholic beverages, meat and fish dishes, hot spices.
Fruits such as apple, banana and citrus should be present in the diet. Fresh vegetables are also healthy.
For the first two days, the menu should only consist of vegetarian dishes. After two days, you can eat buckwheat rice or porridge, salads with vegetable oil, nettle soups.
Vegetable juices, such as carrot and pumpkin, are particularly useful for varicose veins.
The diet is followed every month for a week. This will help cleanse the body of cholesterol and strengthen the immune system.
Traditional medicine contains many recommendations on how to properly treat varicose veins at home. At the initial stage of the development of pathology, it is recommended to use general methods of therapy. They help normalize blood circulation, avoid consequences and have a positive effect on the whole body as a whole.
Healing baths are effective for varicose veins. But this method cannot be used for trophic ulcers and thrombophlebitis.
The bath solution is prepared in advance. The best remedies are oak, willow and chestnut twigs. Pour all the components in the amount of 0, 5 kg with a bucket of water, add chamomile, St. John's wort and a set of four packs, bought at the pharmacy. Boil everything for 20 minutes and let it rest overnight. In the morning prepare a decoction of three loaves of rye bread. Filter everything and add it to the bath.
You can also use baking soda. To prepare a solution for the bathroom, you should take a package. If you just need to steam your feet, add 7 tablespoons of baking soda to every 5 liters of water.
Willow or cedar bark has a positive effect on blood circulation. To bathe, you need two handfuls of twigs. They are poured with three liters of water and boiled for 30 minutes.
For footbaths, we also use creeper grass in the amount of 100 grams. Willow bark can be added to improve efficiency.
After the procedure, experts recommend doing a light massage of the legs and placing them on a small hill, wearing pre-compression socks.
Traditional medicine also knows many recipes for oral administration. All decoctions are best cooked in a tightly closed container or in a thermos. Even when exposed to high temperatures, herbal preparations retain their properties. They must be filtered before use. The most popular and effective for varicose veins of the lower limbs are:
All recipes of traditional medicine are effective only at the initial stage of the development of the disease and have some contraindications. Before use, a doctor's consultation is required. In the event that painful sensations have occurred and the pathology has turned into thrombophlebitis, a doctor's consultation and the use of drugs are mandatory.
There are many different tinctures, the main ingredient of which is alcohol. The composition also contains natural ingredients that help restore blood circulation. The most effective settings are:
In the case of varicose veins, a tincture based on Adam's apple also helps relieve symptoms and restore blood circulation. The fruit is poisonous, and it is strictly forbidden to use it indoors. The tool is used to rub the affected area and is prepared within a month.
Amanita tinctures are used in the villages. But this method of treatment is rare today, as mushrooms appear only at the end of summer and are used fresh. Moreover, not everyone trusts such a medicine.
Creams and ointments based on plant ingredients with varicose veins stay longer on the skin surface. Due to this, the active ingredients act on the affected vessels for a long time. Flax broth, oils, fats are used for their preparation.
Also contains decoctions of various herbs:
Ginger and onion peels are also used in the preparation of broth for ointments. All components must be prepared in equal proportions and mixed with the base. Ointments can be stored for a long time, which means they do not require daily preparation. Put them in the refrigerator after use.
Badger fat is especially popular for varicose veins. It helps not only to restore blood circulation, but also to strengthen the vascular walls, improve immunity. In many northern peoples, bear fat was used to treat the disease. It also has many beneficial properties.
Mumiyo-based ointments are also popular, which can be bought at the pharmacy.
Various components are used for wraps, for example cypress, potatoes, sandalwood oil. The most popular are burdock and cabbage leaves. They contain a lot of useful vitamins and minerals that have a positive effect on the veins and the body as a whole. Traditional medicine knows many recipes, including:
Aloe compresses are useful for varicose veins. Only freshly cut leaves are used. Tomato toppings are also effective. They are applied for several hours. Tomatoes have the unique property of improving blood circulation in a short time, and with varicose veins they are used not only for oral administration. Onions are not popular due to their distinctive smell, but they are also very effective.
Many experts recommend saline dressings for varicose veins. They help relieve pain, inflammation and improve blood circulation. Although reducing the amount of salt is recommended for many diets, salt dressings have a positive effect when varicose veins develop.
Bees are also used to treat varicose veins. Their sting contains a substance called hirudin. Helps prevent blood clots from forming. The bee sting must be performed directly in the knot.
Propolis is particularly popular. It is used both for fresh ingestion and for the preparation of ointments, compresses.
With varicose veins, you can also create an iodine network. It is applied with a cotton swab overnight.
The use of traditional medicines can have some negative consequences. When using essential oils, honey, propolis, an allergic reaction is observed.
People with known diseases and disorders of the gastrointestinal tract should be careful when using oral products.
To protect yourself from the development of varicose veins of the lower limbs, you should follow a number of preventive measures:
Compliance with preventive measures will significantly reduce the likelihood of developing varicose veins. When the symptoms of pathology appear, you can use the recipes of traditional medicine. But it should be remembered that their use can be harmful to health. This is why you should see your doctor.