Discover the effectiveness of these natural remedies for varicose veins and how they can help you reverse this problem that affects many women today. The solution may be simpler than you think.

What are some of the causes of varicose veins

The causes of varicose veins can be caused by a large number of factors , however some of the main ones may be the following changes in the woman’s body, although less frequently it can also occur in men.

  • Hormonal changes during pregnancy and menopause.
  • Excess weight increases the pressure on the veins.
  • Sitting or standing restricts circuluation and puts pressure on the veins.
  • Chronic constipation
  • Genetics
  • Aging

Natural remedies and preparations for varicose veins

Homemade preparations to counteract the appearance of varicose veins and spider veins on the legs.

There are many natural remedies for varicose veins that generally use medicinal and vegetable herbs, which, combined in the right way, can help us eliminate the venous dilations that most frequently occur in our legs.

Horsetail to treat spider veins on the legs

This is an excellent remedy to treat varicose veins and obtain benefits in a short period of time, to leave our legs beautiful as they naturally are.


  • 100 grams of horsetail herb
  • 1 liter of water.

Method and application

  1. Boil for 15 minutes, strain and let cool, then moisten a cloth, and apply it where the area is bulging.
  2. Let it rest for 20 minutes, remove it with a dry cloth and do not rinse, do it every other day.


Reflexology is a form of body work that focuses primarily on the feet. Also reflexology can help significantly reduce swelling in the legs .

Pregnant women should consult their doctor before undergoing reflexology. Some sources indicate that reflexology should not be done during the first trimester of pregnancy. However, with proper care this can be a natural solution to reverse the problem in our legs.

Homemade carrot and aloe vera mask against varicose veins

Ingredients :

  • A carrot
  • Aloe vera or aloe pulp
  • Necessary amount of apple cider vinegar

Preparation :

  1. Cut half a carrot into pieces and place it in the blender glass, where you will add a similar amount of aloe vera or aloe pulp . This is achieved by cutting the stems transversely and removing it from the inside.
  2. Process well by adding a generous stream of apple cider vinegar , in a sufficient quantity to form a homogeneous and spreadable paste.
  3. Finally, it will be time to apply this anti- varicose mask . Place it on the parts of the legs that are affected by this problem and try to keep your feet up for about 20 to 30 minutes. Finally remove with cold water.

Aloe vera massage

Massaging varicose veins with the gel contained in aloe vera leaves can help mitigate their appearance , there are those who say that this home remedy used constantly every day and for a few months reduces the size of the inflamed veins.

Horse chestnut ( Aesculus hippocastanum )

It is the most popular herbal treatment for varicose veins in Germany . The horse chestnut is a tree native to Asia, currently it is one of the most used medicinal plants for venous disorders, in medicine only the bark is used, since unlike the fruit, it has no side effects, so It is one of the best remedies to tone the veins and capillaries .

It has anti-inflammatory and vasoconstrictive properties thanks to the presence of flavonoids , helping to increase the resistance of capillaries and blood vessels, also helping to fight cellulite and even hemorrhoids thanks to its astringent properties.

Garlic and lemon mix

What is made with these two foods is a cream that will be used to spread on varicose veins . Small circular massages should be given in the direction of these veins.


  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • All the juice provided by a lemon.
  • 2 small tablespoons of very good quality oil
  • a jug that has a wide mouth.


  1. We must cut the garlic so as to leave it in the form of slices.
  2. We will add all the lemon juice to the container along with the two small tablespoons of oil.
  3. We cover all this well and let it marinate for about 12 hours.

After that time we strongly shake the jar. To apply this cream use your index fingers and thumb to massage the area where varicose veins are present.

Prevention of varicose veins:

  1.  Avoid wearing shoes with high heels or too flat, or very tight clothing.
  2. Perform hot showers on the legs followed by cold showers , alternating a few minutes of heat with others of cold.
  3. Eat a balanced diet, low in calories and rich in fiber.
  4. Avoid prolonged standing without moving or sitting for a long time with your legs crossed.
  5. Take short walks.
  6. Perform massages, with the legs raised, from the ankle to the knee.
  7. Avoid environments with high temperatures.
  8. Raise your legs at noon for about half an hour.
  9. Practice physical exercise.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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