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Varicose Veins Herbal Treatment, Prevention, Symptoms, Causes, Cured By

Repertory
General Name
Varicose Veins
Medical Name
Varicosities
Hindi Name
Suji Hui Nassein, Apasphit Shira
Varicose Veins Symptoms
Itching
Muscle Cramping
Swelling in Veins
Skin Discoloration
White patches on the skin
Pain and tenderness in the Veins
Feeling of tightness in the Veins
Bruising and ulceration in the affected region
Pain after being in same posture for a long time
Dark Blue veins bulging out of the body like snakes
 

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Description

Varicose Veins is a disease of the Veins.
An excessive collection of blood in the veins is Varicose Veins.
They become lumpy, swollen and twisted.
It commonly occurs in the legs and the feet.
Veins are thin blood vessels that carry impure blood from the body parts to the Heart.
It may occur at any part of the body. But it is more common in the Legs.
Human body has two types of blood vessels that are Arteries and Veins. They are considered as a part of the circulatory system.
An Artery collects oxygenated blood from the Heart and deliver it to the rest of the body parts including Legs. Heart pumps the blood. The route for the deoxygenated blood back to the heart is through the veins. It has to go back against gravity. When all is well, the calf muscles pump the blood back to the heart. The veins have valves to do that work. And, they make sure that it does not flow back. Something like a non returning valve. When these valves leak or are weak, blood pools and accumulates in the Veins. As a result the Veins become enlarged and are burned due to excess of blood. It causes swelling in the Veins and we call them Varicose Veins.

Cause of Varicose Veins
Age
Edema
Obesity
Smoking
Weakness
Pregnancy
Constipation
Lack Of exercise
Standing for long periods

If not treated properly, Varicose Veins may cause
Blood Clots
Sluggish Circulation
Increased pressure on Veins

Body Part(s)

Veins
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Materia Medica for Varicose Veins

Single Herb

Indian Pennywort for Varicose Veins

Take 2 tsp leaves extract of Indian Pennywort once a day.

Blackberry For Varicose Veins

Eat 100 g Blackberry daily.

Tansy for Varicose Veins

Infuse One tablespoon dried Tansy leaves in a cup of water. Filter and drink twice a day.

Mistletoe for Varicose Veins

Boil Mistletoe leaves and fresh twigs in some water. Put a cloth into this water and wrap around the affected area.
OR Put this warm water slowly over the affected area and give a light massage.

Box Myrtle ( Kaiphal ) for Varicose Veins

Prepare a decoction of the bark and use as a wash for Varicose Veins.
OR Make a thick salve by boiling Box Myrtle ( Kaiphal ) bark in some water. Rub the liquid mixture on Varicose Veins.

Red Oak for Varicose Veins

Boil the bark of Red Oak in water for 15-20 minutes. Use as a Fomentation two times a day.

Castor Oil for Varicose Veins

Castor Oil acts as a agent that combats the swelling and discolouration due to Varicose Veins.
Massage using Castor oil on the affected areas. Continuous application of Castor Oil reduces the appearance of Varicose Veins.

Bilberry for Variocose Veins

Prepare a decoction of the roots of Bilberry. Have one glass two times a day.
Or: Take two capsules daily.

Butcher's Broom for Varicose Veins

Take out the extract of Butcher's Broom. Have one tablespoon once a day.

Ginkgo Biloba for Varicose Veins

Have Ginkgo Biloba extract.
Or: Take capsules of Ginkgo Biloba

Grape fruit for Varicose Veins

Have Grapeseed extract . Take two - three tablespoon two times a day.

Hawthorn ( Nagaphani ) for Varicose Veins

Prepare a tea made form the leaves of Hawthorn. Have one cup once a day.

Wheatgrass for Varicose Veins

Take one teaspoon Wheatgrass powder with normal water once a day daily.

Chamomile ( Babunah ) for Varicose Veins

Grind a handful of Chamomile ( Babunah ) flowers with some water to make a paste. Apply on the affected part.

Fuller's Earth ( Multani Mitti ) for Varicose Veins

Make a paste by adding some water to Fuller's Earth ( Multani Mitti ). Apply on the affected area and leave overnight. Rinse off next morning.

Yarrow Essential Oil for Varicose Veins

Yarrow Essential Oil holds Astringent effects. Its astringent effects strengthen the muscles and skin. This helps to diminish the appearance of Varicose Veins
For this purpose, add half teaspoon Yarrow Essential Oil in one teaspoon of Olive oil. Use it lukewarm for massage.
Note : Do it daily until the problem persists.

Cypress Essential Oil for Varicose Veins

Anti inflammatory property of Cypress Essential Oil reduces inflammation and relieves swollen veins. It diminishes the appearance of veins.
Mix Cypress Essential Oil and water in the ratio of 2:1 (Example : 10 drops of Cypress Essential Oil and 5 drops of water). Rub it over the affected area daily.
Note : Do it until the problem persists.

Helichrysum Essential Oil for Varicose Veins

Helichrysum Essential Oil makes the veins stress free. It diminishes the appearance of Varicose Veins.
Put 10 drops of Helichrysum Essential Oil in a base oil ( like; Mustard Oil, Sesame Oil ). Warm it a bit. Massage the affected area with this two time a day.

Marigold ( Gendha ) for Varicose Veins

Marigold ( Gendha in India ) contains Flavonoids and Triterpenes. These nutrients repair the damaged tissues and reduce the pain. It controls Bleeding and Swelling due to Varicose Veins.
Take a handful of fresh Marigold flowers petals. Crush them to make a paste. Apply this paste on the affected area. Leave it overnight. Wash in the morning. Repeat this daily for 2 to 3 weeks to soothe the veins.
Apple Cider Vinegar ( Seb Ka Sirka ) improves Blood circulation in the Legs. It reduces the Bulging and Swelling occurred due to Varicose Veins.
Add 2 to 3 teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar in a glass of water. Drink it two times a day.
OR :
Take 2 to 3 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar. Dip a piece of Cotton or Gauze in it. Place the soaked cotton on the affected area. Leave it for 20 to 25 minutes. Wash off. Repeat it daily for 2 week.

Lemon Essential Oil for Varicose Vein

Mix 4-5 Lemon Essential Oil to your moisturizing oil. Rub the mixture over the affected area.

Horse Chestnut for Varicose Veins

Consume 350 mg of Horse Chestnut seed extract. Consume it two times a day.
Note
Horse Chestnut also contains a toxic agent called esculin, therefore, consuming it raw is not recommended. But, Horse Chestnut extract is free of any poison and gets removed while processing the herb.

Pinus pinaster for Varicose Veins

Take fresh Pinus Pinaster Bark. Wash it and keep it wet. Take a pan and add 9 cups of water. Allow it to boil. In the boiling water put Pinus Pinaster Bark. Cover the pan and reduce the flame. Let it boil until the water remains half of its original quantity. Use a cheesecloth to strain the liquid. Store the liquid in a bowl. Again add 5 cups of water to the used Pinus Pinaster Bark. Allow it to boil on sim heat till the quantity remains half. Strain with cheesecloth and collect the liquid in the bottle where the earlier liquid was stored. Now add the stored liquid with the used Pinus Pinaster bark. Simmer it till the quantity becomes ¼ of the original quantity. Let the ¼ cup of extract cool. Store in a bottle. Consume 2 to 3 drops in 10 ml water thrice a day.

Soapwort for Varicose Veins

Take dried Soapwort powder in a bowl. Add few drops of water to it. Prepare a taste of it. Apply this paste on the affected areas. Allow it to dry. Wash off completely once dried.
 
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Herbal Treatment For Varicose Veins 1

Take the following herbs in equal quantity:-
2 tablespoons chopped Butcher's Broom .
1 teaspoon dried Ginger ( Adrak in India )
2 to 3 Ginkgo ( Balkuwari in India ) leaves
Prepare a decoction by adding all these herbs in 3 cups of boiling water. Have one cup once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Varicose Veins 2

Take powder form of 5 tablespoon of Witchhazels nut and one tablespoon of Horsechestnut. Mix it well. Apply it over the affected area.

Herbal Treatment For Varicose Veins 3

Lavender Essential Oil stimulates the Blood flow in the Veins. Geranium Essential Oil reduces Itching and fades away white patches on the Skin.
Follow the below given procedure :
Take two Buckets ( large enough for soaking the feet )
Pour some warm water in one bucket and cold water in the other bucket.
Put 2 to 3 drops of Lavender Essential Oil in the cold water bucket and 2 to 3 drops of Geranium Essential Oil in the warm water bucket.
Soak your both feet in the cold water bucket for 5 to 7 minutes.
Now, place your feet in the warm water bucket for 5 to 7 minutes.
Repeat this process vice versa for 15 to 20 minutes.
Do this once daily. It will stimulate the blood circulation and reduce the Pain.

Herbal Treatment For Varicose Veins 4

Geranium Essential Oil provides relief from the Cramps due to Varicose Veins. Neroli Essential Oil reduces Itching and Swelling of the Skin. Cypress Essential Oil improves the Blood circulation in the body.
Take the following :
Geranium Essential Oil : 10 to 12 drops
Neroli essential Oil : 10 to 12 drops
Cypress Essential Oil : 5 to 6 drops
Carrier Oil ( Coconut / Jojoba / Argan ) : 4 to 5 teaspoons
Mix all the above Oils. Shake the blend. Take sufficient amount of this Oil combination and massage the affected area for 15 to 20 minutes. Repeat this two times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Varicose Veins 5

The Antiinflammatory property of Grapeseed Oil helps to reduce the Inflammation of the Legs. Grapeseed Oil strengthens and repairs the damaged capillaries. Jojoba Oil improves the Blood circulation of the Veins.
Take the following Oils :
Grapeseed Oil : 2 to 3 teaspoons
Jojoba Oil : 2 to 3 teaspoons
Any Essential Oil ( Lemon/Peppermint ) : 7 to 8 drops
Combine all the above Oils. Apply it on the affected area. Gently massage with upward strokes for 15 to 20 minutes. Do this two times a day for 3 to 4 weeks.

Herbal Treatment For Varicose Veins 6

Take 2 tablespoons of Soapwort powder. Add 10-15 Marigold crushed petals in 100 ml warm water. Prepare a paste of it. Mix this paste to the Soapwort powder. Blend them using 10 ml of tepid water until you get a medium consistency. Apply this paste to the affected area overnight. Wash off the next morning.

Herbal Treatment For Varicose Veins 7

Get Grapeseed oil 4 tablespoons, Jojoba Oil 4 tablespoons and Lemon Essential Oil 8 drops. Mix all the oils. Take 1 tablespoon of this mixture and rub on your palm to warm it. Gently massage this warm oil on the affected areas.

Herbal Treatment For Varicose Veins 8

Mix together in a bowl 4 drops of Chamomile Essential Oil, 3 drops of Carrot Seed Essential Oil, 2 drops of Lavender Essential Oil and 1 tablespoon of St John’s Wort tincture. Soak the cloth in this Oil mixture. Strain it to drain the excess solution. Place this cloth on the affected Varicose vein area.

Herbal Treatment For Varicose Veins 9

Mix Helichrysum oil 2 drops, Basil oil 4 drops, Cypress oil 2 drops and Wintergreen oil 1 drop in a bowl. Massage the affected area with this Oil mixture till the oil gets completely absorbed into the skin.

Herbal Treatment For Varicose Veins 10

Cypress and Lavender Essential Oil alleviate the pain.
Take one tablespoon of Coconut Oil ( or any other carrier oil ) and add four drops each of Cypress and Lavender Essential Oil in it. Massage with this oil blend to the affected areas. Repeat the process three times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Varicose Veins 11

Cypress and Geranium Essential Oil alleviate the swelling and improves circulation.
Take one tablespoon of Coconut Oil ( or any other carrier oil ) and add three drops of Cypress and eight drops of Geranium Essential Oil in it. Massage with this oil blend to the affected areas. Repeat the process three times a day.
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Queries on Varicose Veins
Varun ( India )
04 May 2016
My mother is suffering from the problem called varicose veins. I have no trust on allopathic medicines. Kindly suggest some herbal remedies..

Thank you ??
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Akash
09 May 2016
Dear Varun
Massage with Castor Oil daily ans consume half teaspoon of Wheat grass daily. It will help bot internally and externally.
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Herbpathy
09 May 2016
Dear Varun
We suggest you to buy Maha yograj Guggul of Dhootapapeshwar and take 1 tablet every day for 1 month.
 
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
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Sreedhar Etrouthu Varma ( India )
13 Jun 2016
Hello Doctor,

My job is continous desk work. I am 45 Male(Indian). I am suffering with Varicose Veins in my right leg. Doppler report showed that there is no DVT. And also varicose veins started developing in my left leg.

In their system of medicine allopathic doctors have suggested laser treatment after worsening of the problem. I cannot afford it. I believe ayurveda will have some definite solution ( at least to prevent worsening).Kindly suggest me ayurvedic best medicines.

I sincerely appreciate You are doing great service through your website.
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Vikas
16 Jun 2016
Dear Sreedhar
I suggest you to try Marigold Oil and Castor Oil. And You take should take out some time for exercise also. It will improve the Blood circulation in your body and do leg stretching. Just follow it for a month. You will really feel the change.
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Sreedhar Etrouthu Varma
17 Jun 2016
Dear Vikas sir,
should I massage with castor oil and marigold oils or take internally. Please clarify. There is one long varicose vein and spider veins on my ankle. Also, please suggest homeopathy ( if it helps taking internally).
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Amit Shukla ( India )
08 Sep 2016
My daughter has developed swelling in right thigh since last 4 years. The shape of swelling not well defined. She feels pain when we press it very hard. She is normal otherwise and does all her activities and goes to school,plays and runs around. This swollen portion of thigh touches the left thigh and she limps a bit while walking.
Pls find below few reports
1. MRI dated 09/03/2013:
MR Imaging suggestive of infiltrative mass lesion in middle third of right thigh involving adductpr muscles and gracilis strongly suscipicios for SLOW FLOW VASCULAR MALFORMATION. Lesion measures 13.2 cm ? 4.4 cm.
3. MRI dated 26/06/2015:
Same findings as above. Change in size of lesion was observed.
Lesion measures 14.1 cm ? 6.51 cm
4. Doppler evaluation of right thigh dated 01/08/15:
Few arterial flow are seen in periphery.
Impression: F/S/O Haemengioma
Treatments options:
A. Doctors at AIIMS suggested sclerotherapy.
B. Doctors at Medatanta hospital gurgaon also suggested sclerotherapy.
C. Doctor at Atlanta hospital suggested to do angiography and decided the treatment accordingly based on report
That is either to Embolization or Sclerotherapy.
We haven't tried any allopathic yet.
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Amit Shukla ( India )
08 Sep 2016
Continuation to above...
We haven't tried allopathic treatment yet as there is no guaranty and it may relapse.
We tried ayurvedic treatment with kottkal fpr 3-4 months. No improvement.
We feel disturbed with the fact that this swelling may grow more with the growth of girl child and may create serious problem with her physical movements.
Some people also scare us that these swelling sometimes convert malignant .
Right now we are not having treatment.
We are just giving her paste of tulsi leaves with dahi as advised in family.
Our girl child is 10 years. We tried medicines from a vaida but she did not take since they were very bitter.
Can we expect cure using herbsvin this case.
I have lot of hope on you
Please advice.
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Navkiran
09 Sep 2016
Dear Amit
The medicine for your daughter is Comiphora Mukul. It is available in tablet form with a name of " Maha Yograj Guggul ". Give her for 1 month.
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Amit Shukla ( India )
10 Sep 2016
Thank you Doctor.
How much tablets and how many times in day we should give this medicine to her?
Is there any precaution of any kind in food etc.. we need to take?
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Navkiran
20 Sep 2016
Dear Amit
Give her 1 tablet every day for 1 month. Write the results after 1 month.
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Patience ( NY,NY )
14 Jun 2017
Happy Day,

I was hit by a car over 25 years ago and have suffered edema in my right ankle ever since. Then at some point in 2003 both ankles seemed to swell and I had discomfort standing. I ended up having bunion surgery at the suggestion of my podiatrist because I also have flat feet. Now almost 2 years ago I've noticed varicose veins mostly on my right thigh (front, back, and sides). Also in the past year I've notices edema and overall swell g in both legs. All bloodwork is normal. I've always had hormone imbalance as well.whenever it is hot outside my legs and feet swell. I would appreciate any suggestion. I haven't been as active in the past 9 months due to depression after my mother's passing. Should I take the man's yograj guggulu?

I appreciate you,

Be Well,

Patience
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Herbpathy
16 Jun 2017
Dear Patience
Buy Arnica tincture and Arnica 6C from a Homeopathy shop.
Have 10 drops of tincture in a glass of water. Take it once in a day. Next day Take 1 dose of Arnica 6C.
Take these herbs for alternative days. Take it for 1 month and let us know the results.
 
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
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Herbpathy
16 Jun 2017
Dear Patience
Yes, you can also have guggul. It will help you.
 
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
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Patience ( NY,NY )
17 Jun 2017
Thank you so much. The pressure on my feet and lack of arch (flat feet) causes bunion deformity even though had surgery years ago. I inherited it from my dad. Not because of tight shoes or high heals.ive read that bay leaf tea is good to break down the uric acid between the bones in the feet. Also read that it's hormone related. Will either of your recommendations help with this as well.?

I appreciate you!
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Patience ( N.Y., NY )
17 Jun 2017
I just called the herb store they have the arnics tincture and the homeopathic Arnics 6A and Arnics 6X. Can I use either of those in place of 6C?

Thank you so much!
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Herbpathy
19 Jun 2017
Dear Patience
Please take 6C only.
And Guggul may help you from Bunnion.
Also take 5 drops of Tinospora Cordifolia tincture. It will reduce the inflammation. Have it for 1 week only.
 
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
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Patience
19 Jun 2017
Thank you so much for all your assistance. I was only able to find the Guduchi tincture at one online supplier and they are out of stock. Can I use the powder form? How much would I use. Bayan Botanicals has a good selection of Ayurvedic herbs for me to purchase. They have Kanchanar Guggulu, Punarnavadi Guggulu, and Yogaraj Guggulu tablets. Which will work best for my situation? Thank you so much Patience
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Herbpathy
22 Jun 2017
Dear Patience
Yes, you can take it in powder form also.
Please buy Maha Yograj Guggul from Dhootappaershwar. Have 1 tablet every day.
 
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
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Patience ( NY/NY )
22 Jun 2017
Thank you! I will report back once I get all supplements.

Be Well,

Patience
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Patience ( N.Y., NY )
23 Sep 2017
Good Day,

I was not able to get guggul or the guduchi. However, I took the Arnica pellets and tincture on alternate days as instructed. I ran out of the pellets and now the edema is back. Varicose veins seem worse which seems to be making both legs swell. I am more dominant in pitta it seems. Can I take the myrhh (guggul) tincture? That's what I have access to the guggul tincture, Arnica pellets and tincture. My feet are swelled and heavy and soar now. What shall I do? Can I also take the homeopathic witch hazel pellets? I can't order anything at the moment. I need to be able to purchase locally.

Thank you so much
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