Varicose Veins

Definition of Varicose Veins:

Unnatural and permanent distention of the veins; twisted, widened, blue veins with incompetent valves that normally appear on the legs.

Also: Varicosis

Topics Related to Varicose Veins

Bayberry a treatment
“...For varicose veins or hemorrhoids: rub on a liquid mixture as needed...”

Budd-Chiari Syndrome

...the condition
“...Symptoms include ... Bleeding in the esophagus (portal hypertension can lead to varicose veins in the esophagus)...”
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Butcher's Broom a treatment
“...Dosages range from 100mg of extract per day, all the way to 100mg of the extract (standardized to 9-11% ruscogenin) taken 3 times per day for varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and related conditions (Conditions "Approved" by the German Commission E).”

Calming / Stretching Exercises a treatment
“...The many claimed physical benefits of yoga include ... increased circulation, and can be particularly beneficial for varicose veins...”


...relationship to Varicose Veins
“Constipation is a leading cause of varicose veins.”

Edema (Water Retention)

...the condition
“...This leads to varicose veins and build up of fluid...”

Gotu Kola a treatment
“...The triterpenic fraction of Gotu Kola extracts is able to inhibit some of the lysosomal enzymes thought to participate in the etiology of varicose veins and venous insufficiencies...”


...the condition
“Hemorrhoids are swollen hemorrhoidal plexuses in and around the anus and lower rectum that stretch under pressure, similar to varicose veins in the legs...”

High/Increased Fiber Diet a treatment
“...Fiber is important in the prevention of constipation, diverticulosis, colon polyps, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, appendicitis, hiatal hernia, peptic ulcer disease and probably colon cancer...”

Horse Chestnut a treatment
“...Related conditions include varicose veins, leg pain and itching, edema of the ankles, and leg cramps at night...”

Hydrotherapy a treatment
“...Constitutional Hydrotherapy is recommended for ... Varicose veins...”

Natural Progesterone a treatment
“...Natural Progesterone has been used for the treatment of arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis and varicose veins.  Some of the progesterone will be absorbed systemically, but the highest concentration is sustained in the local area, helping to correct the problem...”

Phlebitis / Thrombophlebitis

...the condition
“...Risk factors for any type of phlebitis include recent surgery or childbirth, varicose veins, inactivity, sitting for long periods (such as on a long airplane ride), and smoking...”
...recommendation Horse Chestnut
“Horse chestnut is often used for chronic venous insufficiency and varicose veins – conditions related to phlebitis...”
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Poor Circulation

...the condition
“...Varicose veins are the most visible vein problem, but not as serious as venous thrombosis – the formation of a blood clot in a vein deep within the tissues...”

Rosemary a treatment
“...One flavonoid in rosemary, diosmin, is reported to help strengthen capillaries, which can ease problems such as varicose veins and hemorrhoids...”

Scotch Broom a treatment
“...Scotch broom is used for circulatory disorders, gout, leg cramps, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, phlebitis, thrombosis, and jaundice...”

Varicose Veins

...the condition
“...Varicose veins affect humans because we stand upright rather than run around on all fours...”
...relationship to Phlebitis / Thrombophlebitis
“Thrombophlebitis is common in people who have varicose veins but may be prevented as long as the patient wears support stockings, walks regularly and elevates the legs while sitting.”
...recommendation Massage
“Regular massage from a trained massage therapist can significantly alleviate the discomfort associated with varicose veins.”
...recommendation Garlic
“To disperse the build-up of a protein called fibrin that makes skin near varicose veins hard and lumpy, try eating more cayenne pepper, garlic, onion, ginger (zingiber officinale), and pineapple, which contains bromelain, an enzyme that promotes the breakup of fibrin.”
...recommendation Calming / Stretching Exercises
“Yoga' s stretching and relaxation techniques can be particularly beneficial against varicose veins.”
...recommendation Plant-Based Nutrition
“Constipation is one of the leading causes of varicose veins, although it may initially be hard to see the connection...”
...recommendation Bioflavonoids
“...Rutin, in particular, is often recommended for varicose veins.”

Vinegar a treatment
“...Splash vinegar on your varicose veins.  The vinegar is supposed to reduce the veins and relieve the pain and swelling...”
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