Varicose veins develop as a result of abnormal dilation of one or more veins. They mainly affect women in the legs and are caused by venous insufficiency, hereditary factors, or a way of life that favors them: your diet, too often standing or sitting, etc. Visible under the skin, they can become bothersome and unsightly. In addition to consulting a doctor before the occurrence of complications (rupture, thrombosis, dermatitis …),
Improve your blood circulation to prevent varicose veins
By a healthier diet
The origin of the appearance of varicose veins is often linked to the liver because it is the organ that regulates our circulation and purifies our blood of toxins. Healthy eating is one of the first steps to eliminate varicose veins. Give preference to these foods and drinks, preferably organic ones:
- Fruits and vegetables : lemon, grapefruit, artichoke or broccoli.
- Dried vegetables : caraway, kombu seaweed, fennel, etc.
- Wholegrain cereals : rice, millet, quinoa, buckwheat, etc.
- White meat (chicken, turkey …)
- Dried, dried, raw or grilled fruits
- Seeds : raw or sprouted
- Cold pressed oils : sesame, olive, sunflower, flax, etc.
- Vegetable drinks : oats, rice, coconut, almond
- Garlic and turmeric
To avoid :
- Red meat and sausages
- Milk and dairy products
- Fried foods and ready meals
- Alcoholic beverages
With the inverted posture and exercise
Every night before going to bed, lie on the floor or in bed. If possible, place your buttocks against the wall and keep your legs straight in the air or against the wall. They must form a right angle with our body.
Hold this position for 15 to 30 minutes to promote blood circulation in all your legs.
Any sports exercise (walking, yoga, cycling, swimming, chores, etc.) will improve your blood circulation and therefore help reduce or eliminate your varicose veins. You may continue reading What Accessories To Do Sweat Sports?
With cold water
Cold water is one of the most effective remedies for improving blood circulation in a natural way.
Spend your legs in cold water for a few minutes 2 to 7 times a week: in the shower, in the bathtub, in a pool, at sea, in the river, with a hose, etc.
Dry your legs to warm them up and get a temperature contrast, which is really the most beneficial.
Regulate the intestine with infusions
Located in the central part of our body, the intestine also plays a direct role in the circulation of blood. If it works poorly, it can interfere with this circulation.
If you tend to be constipated, suffer from diarrhea or hemorrhoids, these are signs that your gut is not healthy. You can follow the tips above to adopt a healthier diet.
In addition, here are some herbal teas that will help you improve circulation and reduce and prevent varicose veins.
- Boldo, dandelion or seaweed (avoid if you have serious liver problems)
- Rosemary or Centella asiatica (avoid rosemary if you have high blood pressure)
- Gingko biloba
- Flax seeds .
To sweeten your infusion, add the juice of half a lemon and some stevia or honey.
2 natural remedies for varicose veins
Massage with moisturizing cream
Add in sweet almond oil one to two drops of one of these essential oils : rosemary, witch hazel, centella asiatica, vine, horse chestnut.
Nothing like a good massage with an organic and natural oil, once a day, to overcome your varicose veins. Massage regularly until the first results appear, then continue to massage 3 to 4 times a week.
Massage your legs in circular motions , always up towards the heart. Massage with the clenched fist at the end of the massage.
Anti varicose veins with aloe vera
- 1 chopped carrot
- ½ cup of aloe vera gel
- 1 tablespoon of cider vinegar
Preparation and Application
In a blender, mix the carrot hash and aloe vera, then add a little cider vinegar. You have to get a homogeneous mixture, as thick as a cream.
Apply this natural cream every day on your varicose veins then raise your feet for 30 minutes, then rinse with cold water.
You should see results after a few weeks.