Varicose veins are a common problem that not only adults but also young people suffer from. There are many factors for the appearance of varicose veins or broken capillaries. They range from immobility to excessive standing, insufficient movement and sports, prolonged sitting in a chair, obesity.
Most often, varicose veins affect the calves and thighs. They can also be seen on the lower legs. Among the symptoms of varicose veins are pain, edema, swelling in the legs, throbbing sensations, numbness, heaviness. They are due to the difficult work of the valve apparatus of the veins, which fails to push the blood back to the heart.
How to help your veins with natural products? Here are some useful tricks with natural ingredients against varicose veins.
Tomatoes contain powerful antioxidants, such as lycopene and vitamin C. They suppress inflammation in tissues and help veins to perform their normal functions. Take some tomatoes and cut them into circles. Apply as a compress to the affected areas. Keep the tomatoes on the skin until you start to feel a burning or slight tingling sensation. Then rinse with cold water. Do this morning and night.
Vine leaves contain strong antioxidants and phytochemicals with high activity against veins. The flavonoids in them have an anti-inflammatory effect that relieves varicose veins and reduces their visibility, while supporting the work of the valve apparatus of the vessels.
Boil 2 cups of vine leaves in 2 liters of water. Boil for about 15 minutes until the water is saturated with the substances from them.Then strain. Wait for the water to cool to the touch. Immerse your feet in a basin of the potion and wait for it to cool completely. Meanwhile, take the drained vine leaves and apply them to your legs where varicose veins are visible. Wait for them to stay on the feet for about 30-40 minutes. Then rinse your entire feet with ice water to stimulate circulation.
Garlic, lemon and olive oil
Garlic has enviable anti-inflammatory properties. Its active ingredients have a beneficial effect on varicose veins by stimulating blood circulation and improving the functions of the veins.
Take a head of garlic. Press all its cloves. Squeeze the juice of 3 lemons. Mix them and add 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil to this mixture. Stir well and let the mixture sit overnight or for 24 hours to infuse well. Then you can massage your feet with the mixture. Massage in light circular motions for 15 minutes.Then let the mixture work by making a compress on top. It can stay overnight.