Spider Veins & Remedies
Treating Spider Veins
Using Home Remedies
There are several remedies that people use to help treat spider veins at home.
- Horse Chestnut Seed – This is believed to be the best herb for spider or varicose veins that have become swollen, hurt, itch, tired or tense. Research has been done in several clinics which show that horse chestnut seed helps improve the circulation in your legs while it reduces swelling and assists in strengthening veins and capillaries. To alleviate pain and discomfort, you can mix 10 parts of distilled witch hazel with 1 part tincture of horse chestnut and rub it onto the area that is affected. Make sure to purchase extract of horse chestnut which will provide you a dosage of fifty milligrams. of aescin (the main ingredient for helping to strengthen capillary cells and decrease the leakage of fluids. Another method of using horse chestnut is to take five hundred milligrams at least 3 times per day. Normally it can take up to three months to see any improvements. Note of caution – Do not take more than the recommended dosage orally of this product as it can be toxic.
- Billberry Extract – This will help stimulate the creation of new capillaries, works to make the walls of the capillaries stronger and when paired with Vitamin C will decrease the weaknesses in the blood vessels. You should take twenty to forty milligrams 3 times per day.
- Butcher’s Broom Extract – This helps to improve the strength of the veins. It will constrict the veins thereby helping them to regain strength. Three hundred milligrams should be taken at least 3 times per day.
- Gingko Biloba – This helps to enhance the oxygenation of tissue and with overall circulation.
- Grapeseed Extract – This too will help improve your circulation allowing the blood to flow more freely. This should be taken at fifty milligrams 3 times per day.
- Gotu Kola Extract – This can assist in helping with a deficiency in the veins, retaining water in your ankles, swollen feet, and varicose veins. These should be taken at two hundred milligrams 3 times per day.
- Hawthorn Extract – This extract is a mixture of Vitamin C, sulfur, zinc and bioflavonoid. All of these ingredients are used in some way to aid in the treatment and management of varicose and spider veins.
- Distilled Witch Hazel – This helps to soothe the affected areas when you rub it on using a clean cloth that has been soaked in the witch hazel. Research has been done on animals showing that this extract works to help in strengthening the blood vessels.
All or some of these home remedies may or may not work for you. If you try them and none of them seem to work, you should consult with your doctor on other options that might be available to you. Varicose and spider veins can not only be unsightly, but at times can be painful and can cause great discomfort.posted and updated by Steven Bates