Summer is around the corner. Nobody like the twisted and enlarged veins found on legs, leaving many people self-conscious of varicose veins. Varicose veins or spider veins are common in women. Up to 30% of people can be affected by varicose veins, with increasing incidence with age, most common above 50 years.
Venous disease may have multiple contributing factors. Varicose veins occur when usually in the calves and thighs and is the result of values in the veins are damaged or become weak that can’t carry blood back to your heart.
Heath care industry has discovered various treatment on how to get rid of varicose veins, include non-surgical treatment and surgical method. Some of the factors that affect this disease, like changing lifestyle, exercising, a balanced diet, etc. While there are several natural vein herbs available to individuals who want to reduce the appearance of varicose veins.
Horse Chestnut for Varicose Veins
Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) is one of the most popular herbs for treat vein related problems. While it’s often used for treating chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). The herb’s active component is thought to be aescin, which has an astringent quality that constricts or shrinks body tissues. Horse chestnut extract is effective on treating leg pain and swelling compared with the placebo.
Grape seed extract is a common treatment in France for varicose veins. Grape seed extract has oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes (OPCs) such as linoleic acid and vitamin E. In addition they raise elasticity and the tone of capillary walls. They can be used topically to relieve pain and inflammation as well.
Butcher’s broom is gaining recognition for its ability improve the blood circulation. This is especially helpful for those people who are struggling with the varicose veins or spider veins. Butcher’s broom has been approved by Germany’s regulatory commission for its potential for varicose veins treatment.
Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)
Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) is an extensively used astringent herb, its leaves contain flavonoids and tannins, which are useful for circulatory disorders. Witch hazel can be taken as tea, and the best way is to traditional Chinese decoction. Its leaves can produce a venotonic effect that strengthen capillary and vein contraction and improve blood flow.
Pine Bark a very effective herb for strengthening blood vessels and reduce the symptom of varicose veins. It’s rich in anti-inflammatory substances and tannins that can help reduce the swelling. It is actually a vasoconstrictor so its use is most effective on spider veins.