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7. Horse Chestnut Seeds

horse chestnut seeds

The seeds of horse chestnut have been used for ages to treat varicose veins. Horse chestnut seeds have anti-inflammatory and anti-swelling properties that can successfully increase ‘venous tone’ and in turn reduce the appearance of varicose veins.

Horse chestnut seed extract has a compound called aescin that improves the elastic strength of veins and prevents the release of enzymes that damage capillary walls.


A review of clinical studies by the Cochrane Collaboration found that horse chestnut extract is an effective short-term treatment for symptoms of varicose veins.

  • You can purchase horse chestnut seed gel available in the market. Use the gel externally on the affected area twice daily. When used regularly, it can significantly reduce leg pain and swelling.
  • You can also take horse chestnut supplements. The most common dosage is 300 mg twice daily. Do not take raw horse chestnut as it contains large amounts of a toxic compound known as esculin.

Note: Pregnant or nursing women should not use this remedy.


8. Parsley


Parsley is rich in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that encourages the production of collagen and aids in cell repair and reproduction. It also contains rutin, which plays a key role in strengthening the capillaries and hence is very useful in reducing symptoms of varicose veins.

  1. Boil a handful of chopped fresh parsley in one cup of water for five minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat, cover and allow the solution to cool to lukewarm. Then strain the solution.
  3. Add one drop each of rose and marigold essential oils.
  4. Put the solution in the refrigerator for several minutes.
  5. Using a cotton ball, apply the solution to the affected area.
  6. Do this daily for several months to see positive results.

Also, try to eat raw parsley as often as you can.

Medic for Varicose Veins was last modified: August 17th, 2018 by Top10HomeRemedies
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82 thoughts on “Medic for Varicose Veins”

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. I really don’t know about these home remedies for varicose. Lucky that i found your article on the internet. Thanks!

  7. 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

  8. 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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