Varicose Veins Treatment: The Natural Way

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Gathering up the confidence to wear shorts can be extremely hard when you have varicose veins. These are veins that have weak walls or malfunctioning valves that cause blood to pool in certain areas. That causes the vein to enlarge.

Varicose veins affect both men and women, and usually occur due to the following reasons:

  • heredity
  • long periods of standing
  • being overweight
  • birth control pills
  • hormonal changes during a pregnancy
  • chronic constipation

They can:

  • cause pain
  • tiredness
  • restlessness
  • burning
  • tingling
  • throbbing
  • heaviness feelings in the legs

It’s one of the main reasons that cause people to experience self-consciousness.

There are alternative treatments available, like Ultrasonic Cavitation treatment, that can treat varicose veins. Here’s a list of home remedies that you can use to reduce their appearance and discomfort:

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has a lot of health benefits and is a natural cleansing solution that can improve blood flow and circulation.

How to use:

Gently massage directly on the varicose veins area. Do this before you go to bed in the evening, and again when you wake up in the morning. That will help to decrease the swelling.

Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper is a rich source of vitamin C and bioflavonoids. It can increase blood circulation and help lessen the pain of swollen veins. That’s why cayenne pepper is considered an excellent treatment for varicose veins.

How to use:

Mix one teaspoon of cayenne pepper powder and one cup of hot water or fruit juice. I prefer the fruit juice option, since cayenne pepper has a strong, burning taste. Don’t forget to stir! Drink it three times a day for one to two months. Hot Tip: Drink it like you would drink a shot – quickly, and in one go! Better yet, get natural cayenne pepper capsules; they won’t burn as much on the way down.

Olive Oil

By applying olive oil directly on areas with varicose veins can help increase blood circulation and reduce inflammation and pain.

How to use:

Simply mix an equal amount of extra virgin olive and vitamin E oil or castor oil, warm it up a bit, and massage the veins with the mixture for a few minutes. You can do this for two months, applying the mixture twice a day.

Tip: when you massage the oil into your skin, use a circular motion. This increases the blood flow.


Garlic helps your body to break up and get rid of toxins. It is also helps to reduce inflammation caused by varicose veins.

How to use

Combine six garlic cloves (sliced), add to orange juice (freshly squeezed, preferably) and two tablespoons of olive oil. Allow the mixture to sit for twelve hours. Stir well and apply to affected area.

Social Tip: avoid public areas.

Witch Hazel

One of the benefits of Witch hazel is that it can help to strengthen the blood vessels, directly fighting the cause of varicose veins. It can also help to tighten, strengthen and decrease inflammation in the veins, as well as improve blood flow.

How to use:

Soak a cloth in witch hazel and leave it on the affected area for a few minutes. Reapply as necessary.

These home remedies are great, but they may not treat varicose veins completely. Ultrasonic Cavitation treatment can be used on small veins, which connect to the larger veins and produces a dramatic result.

At Organies Genoeg, we offer Ultrasonic Cavitation as one of our therapies. Contact us today to book your session, and finally say goodbye to unsightly varicose veins!

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