Answer to reducing your varicose veins is hiding in your pantry

There are many home remedies that can help minimise the appearance of leg veins.

Answer to your varicose veins is hiding in your pantry

If you are embarrassed by leg veins, there are many natural remedies you can use to reduce their appearance – and the good news is you probably already have them in your pantry.

Leg veins are often a consequence of poor circulation coupled with long periods of standing or sitting. One way to minimise leg veins is to stay active and not spend hours in the same position.

For those stubborn veins you already have, throw open your cupboards, and experiment with the remedies below. For visible results, the following routines need to be carried out daily over a few months. Remember, though, not to push down too much on bulging veins.

Apple cider vinegar
Apply undiluted apple cider vinegar on the skin over the varicose veins and gently massage the area. Do this before going to bed and again in the morning.

Cayenne pepper
Add a teaspoon of cayenne pepper powder to a cup of hot water and stir it well. Drink this mixture three times a day.

Olive oil
Mix equal amounts of olive oil and vitamin E oil and warm it slightly. Massage the veins with the warm oil for several minutes, twice a day.

Slice six garlic cloves and put them in a glass jar. Add the juice of three oranges to the jar along with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 12 hours.

Shake the jar and then put a few drops of the solution on your veins and massage in a circular motion for 15 minutes. Wrap a cotton cloth over the area and leave overnight.

Witch hazel
Two or three times a day, place a washcloth soaked in witch hazel on the affected area for a few minutes. Then wash the area and pat it dry.

Grab a bunch of fresh parsley and boil it in a cup of water for a few minutes. Allow the solution to cool until it is lukewarm then strain it.

Add a drop of marigold and rose essential oils and refrigerate for several minutes.

Each day, dab some of the solution onto the affected area.

Coconut oil
Warm a little coconut oil until it has the consistency of olive oil. Using gentle upward strokes, massage your legs at least once a day.

Do you have any tips for reducing the appearance of varicose veins? What remedies do you use to bring relief to throbbing veins?


    This article contains general information about health issues and is not advice. For health advice, consult your medical practitioner.


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    10th Jun 2018
    These are old wive's tale style remedies Olga. You can't be serious that they even half work.
    Maybe just the massage would help but nothing is going to reverse varicose veins.
    10th Jun 2018
    MICK, the suggestions may help but I simply raised my Glutathione levels. All my varicose veins (we used to call them Mallee Roots in Victoria) have near disappeared along with age spots fading away and eyesight improving together with a host of other benefits with organ improvement along the way. While Olga’s suggestion may help somewhat we believe anything you can do to improve circulation and health is always a benefit. I have just taken a more positive, effective and proven way for myself.
    17th Jun 2018
    How did you raise your Glutathione levels Rob?
    11th Jun 2018
    I have suffered with varicose veins most of my life. an operation is the only way to fix them, or have them injected with a sclerosing agent. However if they ache ( this seems worse in hot weather) then of you can elevate your legs, either by laying against a wall and placing your legs above you up the wall, or lay on your back on a bed and elevate your legs until your toes go numb. This will drain the veinous blood back toward the heart and allow the oxygenated to flow downwards through the arteries as soon as you stand. you can repeat as necessary when legs feel heavy or ache. this complaint can be hereditery
    17th Jun 2018
    Carrying too much weight is also a problem.

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