Even though they’re usually associated with old age, varicose veins are affecting the younger population as well, even more so in recent decades. They’re abnormally enlarged veins that appear close to the surface of the skin, becoming more visible to the naked eye. The most common parts affected by this condition are the calves and the thighs, as a result of poorly functioning valves in the veins due to long-term pressure or obstruction in these blood vessels.
It affects both men and women, though it has higher prevalence among the female population. There are a number of factors that lead to weakened blood vessels and these include long periods of standing, wearing uncomfortable shoes, pregnancy, genetics, and last, but, not least, unhealthy diet based mostly on sugar and fattening foods. A deficiency of Vitamin C and bioflavonoids can weaken the collagen structure in the vein walls, which can also lead to varicose veins.
According to statistical information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 25% of all women and 10% of men suffer from varicose veins. This condition can be fixed with certain medical and surgical treatments but these can be quite costly and not everyone can afford them. However, there are certain natural remedies which can do wonders for this problem, reduce the discomfort and pain, without costing you a fortune.
These are the top 3 natural remedies for varicose veins.
Garlic is famous for its anti-inflammatory properties which make it an excellent remedy for varicose veins. It breaks up the toxins accumulations in the blood vessels and speeds up circulation.
How To Use It
It’s best to buy some natural garlic oil for this treatment. Put a few drops of garlic oil on your fingers and gently massage the area affected by varicose veins without applying too much pressure. Wrap the spot in some plastic foil an cover it with a warm piece of cloth of bandage.
Jojoba oil also has powerful anti-inflammatory properties which speed up the healing process and stimulate the production of collagen. It can alleviate inflamed and painful veins.
How To Use It
This is very simple, all you have to do is apply a few drops of jojoba oil on the affected area and gently massage it with your fingers. Leave it on for a couple of minutes and rinse with warm water.
This may be the most effective treatment for varicose veins, some even consider it to be miraculous. It’s a very rich source of vitamin C and bioflavonoids, it stimulates blood circulation and alleviates the pain of congested, swollen veins.
How To Use It
Cayenne pepper should be taken orally instead of topically which means it fixes the problem from the inside, rather than treating the symptoms alone. Mix a teaspoon of cayenne pepper powder in a glass of hot water and stir it well. Drink this mixture 3 times a day for one or two months.