Varicose veins are a condition that mostly affects women older than 50, and is characterized by swollen and abnormally enlarged veins that appear near the surface of the skin, most frequently in the calves and thighs.
Varicose veins usually cause swellings, pain, itchiness, heaviness, tingling, and cramping in the legs. They are usually caused by poor blood circulation, hormonal changes, obesity, or aging, as well as prolonged periods of standing or walking.
Fortunately, there are various effective natural ways to get rid of varicose veins, and we present several of them.
Apparently, cypress essential oil accelerates the blood flow and boosts circulation. All you have to do is to apply several drops of it directly on the veins, twice daily, for a month.
Combine this treatment with the application of a mixture of 3 drops lavender oil, a tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel, a teaspoon of coconut oil, a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, and a tablespoon of witch hazel.
Apart from this incredibly beneficial varicose veins cure, you can also try the following:
- Drink a mixture of a glass of hot water and a teaspoon of cayenne pepper three times daily.
- Massage the affected areas with a warm mixture of olive oil and vitamin E oil twice daily.
- Boil a handful of chopped fresh parsley in one cup of water for five minutes, remove from heat, and strain it. Then, add a drop of rose and marigold essential oil, and apply the remedy to the affected areas using a cotton ball.
- Apply horse chestnut seed gel externally on the affected area twice daily.