Monday, 22 December 2014

13 Home Remedies For Spider Vein


Spider veins is also known as varicose veins. Spider veins are tiny swollen blood vessels which are easily discernable through the skin. They appear like a web of thin and twisted purple or red, jagged lines and are most often seen on the inside of the legs, ankles, face and thighs. Many people use makeup to cover them, but if you prefer to take matters into your own hands, consider some of the following home remedies.

13 Home Remedies For Spider Vein


1 . Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar, a common home remedy for varicose veins, may also help to diminish the appearance of spider veins by increasing circulation to the affected area. In her book "Smart Medicine for Healthier Living," Janet Zand suggests saturating a cloth with apple cider vinegar and applying it as a compress directly to your spider veins. Allow the cloth to remain in place for 15 to 20 minutes, and then remove. Repeat the process once or twice a day for at least one month, or until you can no longer see the veins.

2 . Good Healthy Living Habits

One of the best ways to ensure that you are doing everything possible to reduce the possibility of new varicose veins appearing is by adopting good healthy living habits, taking regular exercise, not smoking, reducing your intake of salt and saturated fat and eating a varied diet that is packed with fresh fruit and vegetables. Reducing salt and saturated fat as well as stopping smoking is particularly important because of the well documented negative effects these bad habits have on cardiovascular health, while exercise is a great way of maintaining and improving the circulation.

3 . Ginkgo Biloba

The herb ginkgo biloba helps to strengthen the tissues that form vein walls, enhances tissue oxygenation and improves circulation, making it a useful remedy for treating spider veins. In the book "Natural Remedies: Nondrug Healing Strategies That Work Best," the Prevention Health Books Staff recommend taking 40 mg of ginkgo extract three times a day until spider veins disappear. Look for a 50:1 standardized ginkgo extract for the best results, as this type provides the most medicinal benefit.

4 . Oranges

The vitamin C present in oranges is very crucial in the treatment of spider veins.  Vitamin C is required to strengthen the blood vessels and improve the circulation of blood. It is also an excellent antioxidant which protects the tissues from damage. Eat oranges everyday on a regular basis.

5 . Basil

Basil is an herb that contains a significant amount of vitamin K, a vitamin that plays a major role in blood vessel health by keeping calcium flowing. This may help to prevent blood from backing up so that spider veins do not occur. The vitamin K present in this herb also helps in thrombin production. This clotting protein helps to keep blood flowing into healthy veins so that damaged veins do not get blocked up with blood. A study done at Maastricht University found that adding basil to daily meals may help to fade and shrink spider veins in about one and a half months.

6 . Gotu Kola


Consume two hundred milligrams of this herb for three times in a day. Extract of this herb is effective in the treatment of water retention, swelling in the foot and varicose veins. It helps in improving the circulation of limbs and strengthening the blood vessels. It is also available in the form of tea and tincture. Consume the herb as thirty to one hundred twenty milligrams per day.

7 . Castor Oil

Castor oil has anti-inflammatory and stimulating properties. It stimulates the blood circulation and increases the flow of blood to the blood starved tissues. It prevents the blood from clotting in the veins and reduces their swelling. Massage the affected areas with warm castor oil twice a day.

8 . Cabbage


Finely chop the cabbage leaves after washing them thoroughly. Put it in blender with required quantity of water so that you get a thick paste. Apply this to your varicose veins affected skin area. Take a linen cloth and wrap it around the leg or other body part where you have applied cabbage paste. It will not only hold the paste in place but will also let your skin breathe. You may leave this for a couple of hours and then wash off. Repeat 2-3 times a day.

9 . Horse Chestnut


Consuming the herb in the form of capsule of fifty milligrams as two capsules per day is recommended. It is helpful for increasing circulation and strengthening the vein walls. It is helpful for reducing swelling of blood vessels caused by spider veins. The herb reduces itching, swelling and fatigue.Combine one part of horse chestnut with ten parts of distilled witch hazel and apply this mixture over the infected areas. Five hundred milligrams of horse chestnut can be consumed for three times in a day. It may take three months to recover from this disease. Excessive amount of this herb can be toxic; consume only the recommended dosage.

10 . Lavender

The herb is beneficial in treating spider veins. Using it in the form of essential oil would be beneficial and reduces the symptoms associated with it.

11 . Guava

Eating guavas everyday can improve spider veins considerably. Guava is rich in vitamin C which is essential for the strength of the blood vessels and it has large quantities of vitamin K which improves blood flow to the tissues and prevents discoloration. It also contains lycopene which is an antioxidant that protects the cells and tissues from toxic damage. Eat guavas as much as you can to strengthen the capillaries and veins and to improve the blood flow. If the circulation of the blood increases, it will not stagnate in the blood vessels and cause further harm.

12 . Calendula

This herb in the form of oil is very useful for healing the symptoms related to spider veins.

13 . German Chamomile

German chamomile is best known for its sleep aid benefits, but it is also a powerful anti-inflammatory herb. This type of chamomile also appears to have significant antiplatelet properties which means that it can fight against unnecessary blood clotting. Due to this activity, those with clotting disorders and those taking medications to prevent clotting should exercise caution and talk to a doctor before consuming German chamomile. Consuming this herb is easy and you just need to get the dried flower and add two teaspoons to a cup and add hot water. As this is steeping you want to keep the cup covered so that the volatile oils that provide the anti-inflammatory effects do not evaporate.