Natural Remedies

Varicose Veins

These are abnormally enlarged veins that may often cause a dull nagging ache and pains in the legs. Unlike arteries veins have tiny valves on their inner walls that prevent blood from flowing backward toward the arteries. If these valves do not function properly, circulation is restricted and blood accumulates in the veins, stretching them. It may also be caused by people who spend much time sitting or standing in the same position for long periods, generally combined with a lack of exercise.
Constipation, heart failure, liver disease, and abdominal tumors can also play a role in the formation of varicose veins. Deficiencies of Vitamin C and bioflavonoids can also lead to a weakening of the collagen structure of the vein walls, resulting in a bulging of the veins.  Varicose veins can also result in some other serious problems such as phlebitis (vein inflammation), hemorrhaging, and blood clots.

• Exercise. Never sit or stand for long periods without stretching and moving around. A regular exercise program, especially walking, should be a part of your daily schedule.

Essential Plant Minerals . Plant Mineral supplements or black strap molasses are a very good source of minerals. Take two to three teaspoons of black strap molasses orally daily. This also treats all kinds of circulatory ailments.

• Putting your feet up and applying a compress made with sage tea (Salvia officianialis) can minimize the swelling of your varicose veins. Rich in anti-inflammatory compounds, sage reduces swelling by shrinking vein walls. Steep 6 teaspoons dried sage in three cups boiling hot water for 30 minutes (double the recipe if you're treating both legs) and strain. Dunk a medium-size hand towel in the tea and gently wring it out. Sit in a spot where you can put your feet up above your heart and wrap the towel snugly around your problem leg.

Coenzyme Q10. CoQ10 improves tissue oxygenation, increases circulation and enhances immunity again infections.

• Apple cider vinegar. Apply just as it comes from the bottle to the varicose veins night and morning. Shrinking of the veins should be noticed by the end of the month.

Grape Seed Extract . GSE stimulates blood circulation and strengthens connective tissue, including that of the cardiovascular system.

• Berries. Eat large quantities of dark red berries, such as cherries, blackberries, black currants, and grapes – they contain plant compounds that restore the veins and capillaries.

• Essential Fatty Acids. These Omega 3-6-9 acids from Flax Oil and Primrose Oil help to keep blood vessels soft and pliable.

• Garlic, onions, cayenne pepper, and Bromelain (an enzyme found in fresh pineapple and also available in supplement form) which help to break down fibrin and keep the blood thinned and moving.

• Vitamin C (Ester C ). 1,000 to 3,000 mg of vitamin C reduces the tendency of blood to clot inappropriately. It is best when taken with Bromelain or bioflavonoids, both of which promote healing and retard bruising. Bromelain is an especially good digestive enzyme that enhances the absorption of other vitamins, minerals and nutrients. (Do not take Bromelain at the same time with prescription drugs in that they may intensify the effects.)

• Vitamin E. This is a very good vitamin for circulation improvement.

• Massage Ointment. Make an essential oil blend of five drops of cypress, two drops of lemon, three drops of yarrow, three drops of frankincense, and two drops of rosemary. Place fifteen drops of the essential oil blend into one ounce of calendula or St. Johns wort oil. Massage this combination gently onto varicose veins two to three times a day. Aloe Vera gel is also believed to be beneficial as a topical massage ointment for varicose veins.

• For those with advanced stages of varicose veins, wearing compression stockings for is often a good approach to try in conjunction with other remedies. Compression stockings are worn all day long. They steadily squeeze your legs, helping veins and leg muscles move blood more efficiently. Compression stockings should be strong but not too tight, because you don’t want to restrict circulation.

Our Cardio EZ product has a balanced combination of many of the supplements above as well as EDTA (which has been used for decades to reduce circulatory blockages with its chelation properties) and may be a good choice for many suffers of varicose veins.

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