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Medic for Varicose Veins

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Varicose veins are a common problem in which abnormally enlarged veins appear close to the skin’s surface. They usually occur in the calves and thighs when the veins develop weakened walls or poorly functioning valves, which regulate blood flow.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, varicose veins affect an estimated 25 percent of women and 10 percent of men.


The condition can cause pain, fatigue, restlessness, and feelings of burning, throbbing, tingling, or heaviness in the legs. The appearance of bulging veins is also a concern for many people.

Common factors contributing to varicose veins are heredity, occupations that require a lot of standing, obesity, use of birth control pills, constipation and hormonal changes in the body during pregnancy, puberty, and menopause.

Medical and surgical treatments for varicose veins can be very expensive. You can try some home remedies to decrease the severity of varicose veins as well as reduce some of the discomfort they can cause.

home remedies for varicose veins

Here are the top 10 home remedies for varicose veins.

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a wonderful treatment for varicose veins. It is a natural body cleansing product and it also improves blood flow and circulation. When the blood starts flowing naturally, the heaviness and swelling of varicose veins will decrease to a great extent.

  • Apply undiluted apple cider vinegar on the skin over the varicose veins and gently massage the area. Do it every day before going to bed and again in the morning. Follow this remedy for a few months to reduce the size of varicose veins.
  • Add two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water and stir well. Drink the mixture twice a day for at least one month to see positive results.

2. Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper is considered a miracle treatment for varicose veins. Being a very rich source of vitamin C and bioflavonoids, it increases blood circulation and eases the pain of congested, swollen veins.

  1. Add one teaspoon of cayenne pepper powder to a cup of hot water and stir it well.
  2. Drink this mixture three times a day for one or two months.

3. Olive Oil

Increasing blood circulation is essential to treating varicose veins. Massaging with olive oil can help increase circulation, thereby reducing pain and inflammation.

  • Mix equal amounts of olive oil and vitamin E oil and warm it slightly. Massage the veins with the warm oil for several minutes. Do this twice daily for one to two months.
  • You can also mix four drops of cypress essential oil in two teaspoons of warm olive oil and massage with this mixture.

4. Garlic

Garlic is an excellent herb for reducing inflammation and the symptoms of varicose veins. It also helps break up harmful toxins in the blood vessels and improve circulation.

  1. Slice up six garlic cloves and put them in a clean glass jar.
  2. Extract the juice from three oranges and add it to the jar. Also add two tablespoons of olive oil.
  3. Let the mixture sit for about 12 hours.
  4. Shake the jar and then put a few drops of the solution on your fingers. Massage the inflamed veins with the solution in a circular motion for 15 minutes.
  5. Wrap the area with a cotton cloth and leave it on overnight.
  6. Repeat daily for several months.

Also, include fresh garlic in your diet.

5. Butcher’s Broom

Butcher’s broom is very helpful for relieving the aches and discomfort of varicose veins. This herb contains compounds known as ruscogenins that help reduce inflammation while constricting the veins due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-elastase activity.

Take 100 mg of butcher’s broom supplements three times a day. Created from the roots and seeds of the plant, butcher’s broom supplements have vitamins B and C along with calcium, chromium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, selenium, silicon and zinc.

These nutrients will help tighten, strengthen and decrease inflammation in the veins as well as improve blood flow up the legs.

Note: People with high blood pressure or benign prostate hyperplasia should not take this herb without consulting a doctor.

6. Witch Hazel

Witch hazel is a very effective herb for strengthening blood vessels and hence can reduce symptoms of varicose veins. Apart from being an astringent, it also contains gallic acid and several essential oils that can help reduce the swelling as well as the pain.

  • Soak a washcloth in witch hazel and place it on the affected area. Do this two or three times a day for one or two months.
  • Alternatively, fill a tub with lukewarm water and add 10 to 20 drops of distilled witch hazel. Soak your legs in the solution for at least 15 minutes. Then wash your legs with clean water and pat them dry. Follow this remedy once daily for one or two months.

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82 thoughts on “Medic for Varicose Veins”

    1. I am pregnant and because of hormones I have started developing vericose veins. But I have been using a cheese grater and grading potatoes up and put it on my veins as my midwife suggested. WOW what a difference! I wasn’t sure how I was going to make it through the last ten weeks of my pregnancy. Eight weeks to go now and they are only getting smaller. I’m not sure how you can get the potatoes and the juices to stay on your leg, but I’m sure it would help on your legs. Try it for one week. You’ll be amazed!

  1. Thank you very much for the information. I will use this tips practically and come back to you if it really works.Thanks in anticipation.

  2. Thank you very much…appreciate this nice job.. I found very useful and effective remedies on this site….Will be back soon once I get my problems recovered..

  3. at 54 years old, i noticed few varicous vein at the back of my legs. been drinking apple cider vinegar 1 table spoon in a cup of water. hope it will work and observing it’s efectivenss. thanks

  4. Apple cider vinegar is really good for varicose veins.i can see the diffeerence.thank you for this useful information.

  5. My husband has been drinking a vinegar, water and lemon mixture for three weeks (in the morning on an empty stomach) to help get rid of pain due to gallstones. Not only has the pain subsided but this evening while relaxing I noticed

  6. But I noticed his varicose veins were no longer bulging out (a problem he’s had for many years) . My husband will now include ACV in his daily diet!

  7. Have seen that Apple cider vinegar is vry vry useful for many ailments. Will appreciate if u cud pls post all the ailments that can helped with the use of apple cide vinegar. Thank u.

  8. I like this website, very informative and very useful. Complete with instructions on how to use the herbs. Thank you and more power.

  9. This is great information for me, because I’ve been struggling with this problem for quite a while now. With this information, I will get the results I have been praying for for a long time. I can also pass it on to others who have the same problem.

  10. Nice information and right way to escape from trouble who are suffering vericose ven. …………….Other than alopathic drugs. ……..

  11. I will try hazel and apple cider vinegar! I’m in my 14 week of pregnancy and my veins are severely swelled!!! thanks

  12. This is Great, My Grandma is suffering from Varicose Veins & the pain is unbearable. I would be following some of your tips to make her feel relief. I am positive & sure these tips going to work. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Can I substitute distilled white vinegar for the ACV and see the same results? I know the ph is the same with each. And to be clear, we are doing topical and oral? I am hopeful this will help make satisfactory improvements in my skin.

  14. Dip Fuller’s earth clay (multani mitti) in water and add few crushed garlic cloves,2tb spoon apple cider vinegar, half spoon turmeric powder and apply on affected area and leave it until it’s gets dry and wash after 2 hrs.personal experience and really very helpful for pain and inflammation of varicose vain.enjoy

  15. I’m surprised DMSO isn’t mentioned as a home remedy. On my upper leg I had an ugly blue/gray varicose vein for years and it was slowly getting worse. I applied DMSO gel first, then rubbed on some ground cayenne pepper and then put on 2 apple cider vinegar soaked cotton balls. Held in place and put an elastic wrap around it and slept with it that way for 3 or 4 nights and the varicose vein is almost gone. There is some redness on the skin. Will let that clear up and do the application again if needed. DMSO is very good for bringing anything with it deep into the skin and body. Make sure your hands and affected area are very clean before applying DMSO.

  16. It is the first time in my life i hear about apple cider vinegar ..I’m going to start immediately to use it because I try all things to treat my vein. Thank you very much

  17. Good information…will try some of the remedies. I’m going to start immediately to use it because I try all things to treat my vein. Thank you very much Thank you awesome tips for varicose veins problem.
    if i need more information than whom should i contect please give me the number .

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