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Varicose Veins:Apple Cider Vinegar

"You are only as old as your veins."

Date:   7/14/2005 8:17:19 PM   ( 16 y ) ... viewed 34533 times

Remedies
Folk
Aloe vera Aloe vera gel can be applied to relive itching.

Apple cider vinegar The old stand by - apple cider vinegar - has shown significant benefits for relieving varicose veins. There are several variations to choose from. Twice a day apply cheesecloth or other bandages saturated with vinegar to the legs for 30 minutes. Lie down and keep your feet somewhat elevated.

• Another variation of this remedy is to apply straight vinegar night and morning using a cupped hand. To accelerate the results, after each session slowly drink a glass of warm water with two teaspoons of the vinegar. Shrinking of the veins should be noticed at the end of a month to six weeks.

• For another remedy, mix three tablespoons of sugar, two tablespoons of vinegar, and one pint of warm water. Drink this mixture daily. Or, mix two tablespoons of vinegar with honey, and drink.

Aspirin An aspirin a day may relieve the pain of varicose veins by thinning the blood, thereby making it easier to circulate.

Cayenne pepper Take a teaspoon in a cup of hot water three times a day. This will stop the pain in your legs and reduce the varicose veins by making the blood flow better. This remedy may take a week or two, but is very effective. Then keep on a maintenance dose of one teaspoon twice a day.

Chlorophyll Chlorophyll provides stronger blood which helps revitalize the vascular system in the legs. Chlorophyll is also a rich source of vitamin K - the anti-hemorrhagic vitamin. Because of poor circulation the blood does not have enough oxygen and minerals to nourish the veins. See our Product.

Cod liver oil/honey Make a blend of half cod liver oil and half raw honey, bandage, and leave on overnight.

Epsom salts Alternating 2 minute icy-cold and very hot soaks (with 2 tablespoons of epsom salts per quart of water) for ten minutes daily will stimulate circulation.

Garlic Eat plenty of fresh garlic.

Sugar, powdered For ulcers that may form on varicose veins, apply dry powdered sugar.

Witch hazel Apply witch hazel, an astringent, twice a day to the veins.

Herbal
Horse chestnut Studies done in Europe found that horse chestnut helped to increase blood flow up and out of the legs, strengthen connective tissue, tighten up veins, decrease redness and swelling, and relieve painful leg conditions caused by poor circulation. One of its compounds, Aescin, has been found to close the small pores in the walls of the veins, making them less permeable. This strengthens the vein walls and reduces leakage of fluid into the surrounding tissues. Take horse chestnut capsules containing 50-300 mg of aescin 2-3 times a day. Improvement should be within six weeks. Avoid horse chestnut if you have liver or kidney disease or if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Unlike diuretics, horse chestnut is unlikely to cause potassium deficiency or other side effects. See our Product.

Pycnogenol, sometimes sold as OPC or PCO, made from pine bark extract, significantly improves symptoms of CVI. Pycnogenol contains flavonoids with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Several studies have shown their significant benefit for CVI conditions. Start by taking 100 mg three times a day for two months with food or on an empty stomach. Subsequently, adjust the dose to 1 mg for every two pounds of weight for a month, then 20-50 mg daily for maintenance.

Tea Drink a tea several times daily made by combining the following herbs: St John's wort, Yarrow, and Arnica root (we stress the root, as the flowers are not for internal use). For pregnancy, start using this tea several months before delivery as it has been shown to be especially effective for reducing vein problems during and after pregnancy (and other forms of surgery, too). It is also good for ulcerated legs. If you can get tinctures of the fresh herbs, they are stronger. Again, only get the tincture of the Arnica root.

White oak bark Drink 3 cups of white oak bark tea daily.

Homeopathic
Lachesis To relieve painful inflammation, take Lachesis 10x and 12x.

Calcarea fluorica at a potency of 12x. Take two tablets (0.125 gr each) three times daily. This, taken with Yarrow will help improve the elasticity of the walls of the veins.

Spider Veins
Spider veins normally appear on the face, neck, upper arms or thighs and are often characterized by a small round, red spot with tiny red veins radiating outward like a spider's legs. This condition is known as spider angioma or spider telangiectasia. They are chronically dilated capillaries usually caused by excessive alcohol, medication, or elevated estrogen levels that occur during pregnancy, postmenopausal estrogen therapy, or perhaps exposure to estrogen-mimicking substances, such as petrochemicals and xenoestrogens derived from pesticides (Ed: this last possibility is a supposition on the part of this website only, and might be a cause if you have estrogen dominance or fibrocystic breasts). Quite often it occurs with cirrhosis of the liver.

This condition is harmless to your health, however some people want to treat it for cosmetic reasons.

Spider veins can come and go. If you are undergoing estrogen therapy, consult with your physician about reducing the dose. Two traditional methods of treating spider veins are cryotherapy and cauterization. Caution: stay out of the sun until you are completely healed, which should be fairly brief.

We suggest trying some of the remedies for varicose veins mentioned above, especially ones with bioflavonoids such as pycnogenol (PCO or OPC), quercetin and bromelain. Vitamin C will also be beneficial in your protocol. These supplements will help strengthen the integrity of the capillaries, reduce inflammation and aid in healing.

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