Natural Remedies for Varicose Veins
Do you experience pain in legs? Do you like to shift weight from one leg to another after every few minutes of standing? Do you feel a weight in your legs, specifically below your knees?
If your answer to any one of the three questions is yes, then it is most probable that you have Vein pain in legs. Vein pain is a common symptom. There is no age at which vein pain can occur. Both children and adults getvein pain in legs. Prolonged presence of vein pain in legs can lead to a symptom called Varicose Veins. Children get vein pain when they eat too much chocolates after eating food.
What are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are enlarged, swollen, and twisting veins, often appearing green, blue or dark purple. Varicose veins are not the primary reason for pain in legs. However, Vein pain in legs can be considered as one of the primary indicators for the onset of varicose veins.
What causes varicose veins?
Varicose veins are caused primarily due to poor oxygenation of blood, bad digestion and improper bowel evacuation. Poor oxygenation is caused due to low absorption of oxygen in the blood. Low blood oxygen can cause deficient organ function and in most cases, causes varicose veins. Varicose veins occur more in people who are anxious and depressed. Bad digestion occurs due to excessive indulgence in food, snacking and consuming inappropriate food combinations. Eating when not hungry and eating in the late night hours are also chief contributors to manifestation of varicose veins. Stress eating can also contribute to manifestation of varicose veins. Stress can cause constipation and improper bowel evacuation which again can lead to manifestation of varicose veins. Veins usually don’t need our care. When our lifestyle and habits are unnatural, our veins get affected and then our veins need our care.
Diagnosing Varicose Veins
Ayurvedic Pulse Diagnosis is the best method to evaluate your lifestyle and habits that may cause varicose veins. It is always better to avoid varicose veins than manage it. People who have varicose veins usually complain of excruciating pains. These pains are also seasonal. They aggravate in rainy season and in winters. You can get your Ayurvedic Pulse Diagnosis done to rule out varicose veins and other digestive disturbances which are more prevalent during the rainy season. Rainy season in India occurs during July – August.
How to get rid of varicose veins?
There is treatment for varicose veins in legs. The treatment varies with the degree of manifestation of varicose veins. Food and lifestyle restoration are the most basic and immediate natural remedies for varicose veins. There are also certain home remedies for varicose veins. Treatment cost for varicose veins can vary upon the kind of treatment one adopts. In acute manifestation of varicose veins, varicose veins stockings may help in arresting further aggravation of the symptom. However, most of the symptoms can be reversed with appropriate treatments.
Natural Food Remedies for Varicose Veins
Appropriate Foods: People who have varicose veins must avoid certain foods. Below is a list of foods you must avoid.
|Dairy||Fruits and nuts||Vegetables||Cereals and pulses|
|milk, curds, butter, cheese and cottage cheese, all kinds of bakery foods and meats, poultry and eggs||Banana, Avocado, Jackfruit, Peanuts, Cashew, Dates, etc||Mushrooms, Beetroots, Potato, Brinjal, Kidney beans||Soya beans, Sprouts, all packaged cereals, jackfruit seeds|
Oils such a sunflower, rice bran, til and groundnut oil must be avoided. Cooking with coconut oil will help you to get rid of varicose veins.
You must eat only when you are hungry. Do not give into food cravings. Certain food combinations must be avoided such as;
Consuming milk or tea with chapatis. Drinking coffee or tea after meals. Bathing after eating. Eating sweets after food.
Avoid foods that are cold and reheated.
Slow down your pace of eating. Chew your food well instead of gulping it down. Drink 50-100 ml of water along with food so you can eat a little less. Drink water only after an hour after eating your meal.
Performing Yoga-asana and Pranayama are excellent natural remedies to remove varicose veins.
Home Remedies for Varicose Veins
Here are few home remedies to cure varicose veins as suggested by friends;
- Grated potato – Use a cheese grater and grate some potatoes and place them on the area where you have the varicose veins and wrap them up with a cloth. This will help cure varicose veins in a few weeks.
- Add a few drops of water to Fuller’s earth clay (multani mitti) and add 3-4 crushed garlic cloves, 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, half spoon turmeric powder and apply on affected area and leave to dry. Wash after 2 hrs. In 2-3 weeks you can cure varicose veins.
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