Why do I get varicose veins?
Suffering from varicose veins is something usual. Our heart must push the blood with sufficient force to a complex network of arteries, veins and capillaries. It is a journey of nutrients and oxygen, where sometimes, its momentum does not come with enough force. You can stop in the farthest corners, in the feet and hands, and in veins imprisoned by bad posture, or by an incorrect health of the same ones where the blood ends up accumulating either in the form of spider veins or more prominent veins.
Veins are distinguished from arteries in which they are much thinner. In addition, they have valves where the blood does not go back to the heart so easily, but if by various factors our veins are not especially healthy, the blood accumulates in them and cannot flow, then the walls of the veins widen, bringing as a consequence the valve and valves lose the ability to retain blood, which causes varicose veins. The factors that determine them are usually the following:
- Hereditary factors
- A sedentary life
- Bad nutrition
- Hormonal problems
- The habit of tobacco
Medicinal plants that can help us with varicose veins:
We must first have an aspect clear: these medicinal herbs are not going to make our varicose veins disappear. They will reduce them and improve our circulation. But sometimes, only surgery can make those thicker veins disappear – and also more dangerous.
If you combine a proper diet with fruits and vegetables, with plenty of fluids, vitamin C, some exercise, and the following medicinal herbs, then there is a possibility that we will do much more for our varicose veins.
- Horse chestnut
It is undoubtedly the most important plant to treat varicose veins. You can find it in natural stores in the form of capsules or infusions, rising as a remedy rather than ideal. Both the seed and the bark of the tree have anti-inflammatory properties and help the correct circulation of the veins and arteries. We will only use these elements. It is a wonderful natural element to correct varicose veins, hemorrhoids, tired legs … All thanks to its ability to stimulate blood circulation, and oxygenation.
Ideal if you prepare an infusion every day in the afternoon with a spoonful of your seeds. If you have high blood pressure or heart problems, this infusion will not be indicated.
- The witch hazel
Surely you know the virtues of Hamamelis. Its leaves contain flavonoids and tannins, something very interesting to treat circulatory disorders. It has a venotonic action, which helps the contraction of blood vessels, capillaries and veins, thus improving the flow of blood. It is ideal. In addition, it’s called vitamin P manages to make smaller veins and capillaries, reducing inflammation and edema.
Tell you that the witch hazel infusion is good for varicose veins, but not for your stomach. Hence, it is not indicated when you have gastritis or when your stomach is more sensitive. It is usually recommended to combine it with marshmallow, as this relieves its action against the stomach. Try to take this infusion about three times a week.
This plant may not sound like that much anymore. You can find it in natural stores like “La Achillea Millefolium”, or Achilles grass. And why is it good for varicose veins? Basically because it is a wonderful hypotensive, relieves varicose veins and hemorrhoids. A marvel, it is also healing, antispasmodic, bactericidal and sedative. You can consume one cup a day in the afternoon. The taste is very nice, and as we say, you will find it in the natural stores. Do not hesitate!
Horsetail is an excellent hypotensive that will immediately improve blood circulation in your legs. To take advantage of it you will have to make a decoction with its dry plant, letting it grass for at least 20 minutes. You can drink up to two cups a day, and, as we say, it’s a more than perfect remedy.
- Dry cranberries
If you have the opportunity to find dried cranberries in your market, do not hesitate, get them. The taste is incredible and you will get a perfect natural treatment to improve not only your circulation of your legs, but reduce the incidence of your varicose veins.
Remember, it is dried cranberries. Use just a spoonful of them for every cup of boiling water. And you can make up to twice a day, especially after your meals. Point out that you can also find blueberry tea in supermarkets, and it is equally acceptable. You will love its flavor, especially if you add a few drops of lemon juice to it. Remember that vitamin C is also great to improve varicose veins, since you get oxygenation and improve circulation. So enjoy this tasty infusion of blueberries!