Varicose veins are swollen and enlarged veins and this problem today affects many people. Some statistics show that one in five people has varicose veins.
This discomfort is usually hereditary, but other causes are poor diet, lack of movement, long standing or sitting and obesity. The risk also increases liver disease or weakness of the system for the circulation of blood. Varicose veins also occur during pregnancy because enlarged uterus is pressing abdominal veins and thus creates more pressure in the veins in the legs.
Treatment of varicose veins is not easy and usually takes a long time to achieve good results. This disease develops because of the burden of blood vessels and poor circulation. If untreated, they can lead to serious complications such as thrombosis, open wounds etc. In this article we present you 2 natural remedies for varicose veins.
Ointment from horse chestnut – Preparation and Usage
This balm for varicose veins is very simply for preparation. You will need 10-12 horse chestnut. Grind them and put in a small jar. Pour 2 dl of alcohol. Jar with this content leave in front of sun for 6 weeks. After this period, strain mixture and pour into smaller bottles and use it daily for gently massaging on the affected area.
Ointment from calendula (pot marigold)
For this balm you will need handful of marigold (flowers, leaves and stems). Chopped them finely. Then, 500 g quality pork fat, put in a bowl of medium size and warm it on high heat. When the fat is hot put chopped marigold and leave on heat for just few seconds, then stir and remove from heat. Cover bowl and leave it overnight at room temperature. Next day slightly warm the mixture only so that it can drain.
The resulting fat for varicose veins pour into a suitable container and daily gently massage the affected area, several times a day.
Note: The best effect of treatment of varicose veins is achieved when is combined ointment of calendula and horse chestnut. First use calendula ointment and after a few minutes (when fat is absorbed), apply the balm of horse chestnut.