In addition to pharmaceutical preparations and topical agents, it remains an effective do-it-yourself ointment for varicose veins. Traditional recipes for creams include only natural ingredients that have anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and analgesic effects. As a result, the patient eliminates symptoms such as pain, leg fatigue, swelling and inflammation.
The most popular remedies for varicose veins are ointments based on horse chestnut, animal fat, vegetable oils and herbs. They have practically no contraindications, so they are often used in the treatment of varicose veins.
Varicose veins: general information about the disease
Pathology is very common: everyone saw sinuous, swollen, bluish veins on the legs. Varicose veins are swelling of the peripheral veins under the skin, most often on the surface of the muscles of the lower extremities. The formation of nodes leads to the destruction of the valve apparatus, which in turn causes stagnation of blood. This increases the pressure in the veins.
With increasing pressure, the vessels excrete blood, but at the same time they are stretched. First of all the so-called. "Cobwebs" - vascular webs on the legs. If the veins are clearly visible through the skin, they are weakened and stretched.
According to statistics, every fourth inhabitant of the planet suffers from varicose veins. Of these, 50% are unaware of their disease. The main factor in the development of the disease is insufficient development of connective tissue. Often varicose veins are diagnosed in women, because the development of the disease is also affected by the hormonal background and all its changes.
If the initial signs are noticed in a timely manner and treatment is started, complications and surgery can be avoided.
The main symptoms are:
- Painful sensations in the legs, accompanied by burning sensations in the veins.
- The appearance of swelling of the lower limbs in the evening and cramps at night.
- Feeling of heaviness and heat in the legs.
- The lower leg becomes dark in color, dilated veins and seals are palpable on it.
- In more advanced cases, trophic ulcers occur.
In addition to traditional therapy, alternative methods are also effective in the fight against varicose veins. Below are the most popular recipes for varicose vein ointments that can be prepared at home.
Horse chestnut remedy
Horse chestnut is the real enemy of varicose veins. Thanks to its rich composition, chestnut fruits slow down blood clotting, reduce the permeability of small vessels and stimulate the production of substances that prevent the formation of blood clots.
To prepare a medicinal ointment, you will need the following ingredients: chestnut flowers and fruits, Kalanchoe leaves, comfrey roots, internal pork fat.
Pre-chop the chestnut fruits and flowers. Then finely chop the comfrey root and mix everything together. Then you need to grind the fleshy leaves of the homemade Kalanchoe. In this case, the ingredients must be taken in a 1: 1: 1 ratio.
Then the lard is placed in a saucepan and heated for 10 minutes over low heat until the characteristic smell of hot fat is felt. Only after that, the rest of the components can be added to the mass and left on the stove for 2-2, 5 hours.
When the potion is ready, strain it through cheesecloth. The finished medicine should be placed in a dark glass container and stored in the refrigerator or cellar.
Such a gel for varicose veins is very effective in treatment.
With regular use, it restores the skin's structure, maintains its tone, strengthens the vascular walls and has lymphatic drainage properties.
Healing ointment with lard
The following recipe is based on melted lard, liquid honey, ointment, aloe juice, ichthyol ointment and liquid household soap.
Before presenting a scheme of preparation of the cream, it is necessary to talk about the beneficial properties of its ingredients. Hence, phytoncides are present in aloe juice, which have a disinfectant and anti-inflammatory effect. With the help of the sap of the plant, you can get rid of discomfort when walking and pain in the legs.
Ointment for varicose veins, reviews of which are found on almost all thematic sites, has a local irritating and antiseptic effect, and also accelerates the process of tissue regeneration. Ichthyol ointment is also an antiseptic, but at the same time it has an analgesic effect.
Hence, this homemade ointment for varicose veins is very simple to prepare. All components are sent to a small metal pan in 1 tbsp. L. Then the container is put on low heat and brought to a boil. Stir the mixture periodically. As soon as the mixture boils, it is immediately removed from the heat.
Then it is cooled, poured into a glass vessel and stored in a cool place.
Vegetable oils perfectly nourish the skin, eliminate varicose veins and accelerate cell regeneration, so homemade balms based on them have a beneficial effect on varicose veins.
Recipe number 1 - onion oil balm. For cooking, you will need the following ingredients: 5 handfuls of onion skins, 100 ml of olive oil and 1 tbsp. L. apple cider vinegar.
To prepare it, you need to take the onion skins and pour olive oil over it. Then apple cider vinegar is added. A bottle of onion oil should be steeped for 2 weeks in a cool, dark place.
Recipe number 2 - balm based on olive oil. It is necessary to prepare the following components:
- 100 g of beeswax;
- 150 ml of olive oil;
- 100 g of pine resin;
Combine olive oil, beeswax, and resin in a metal container. Put the mixture in a water bath and bring to a boil. Then leave it on low heat for 1 hour. Then add 3 tbsp. L. honey and boil for another 10 minutes. Finally add the propolis, letting it rest on the stove for 10 minutes. The ointment must be cooled, placed in a glass container and kept cool.
Recipe number 3 - garlic varicose vein gel. To prepare the product, you need to take:
- 3-4 heads of garlic.
- 200 gr of butter.
Garlic must be grated or ground in a blender. Then the ingredients are mixed in a 1: 2 ratio. The cream is applied to the protruding veins, wrapped in paper and wrapped in gauze. It is best to do these compresses before going to bed. In the morning, they wash their feet well and put on compression underwear.
Recipe no. 4 - herbal cream. For such a tool, you need to prepare:
- the roots of the serpentine mountaineer;
- eucalyptus leaves;
- wormwood grass;
- flax seed;
- 75 g of pork fat;
- 75 g of vegetable oil.
We take all herbs in equal quantities and mix thoroughly. Then we take 3 tbsp. L. dry mixture and fill it with 100 g of boiling water. We put on low heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Next, you need to mix the herbal mixture with melted lard and vegetable oil. Store in a cool place out of the reach of children.
An old recipe for varicose veins
Since ancient times, an ancient folk recipe for a miracle ointment for varicose veins has been passed on. It includes only two ingredients: marigold inflorescences (55g) and melted pork fat (230g).
With regular rubbing of such a homemade gel, ulcers heal and cells regenerate. The effect of the agent is manifested in the normalization of blood flow, strengthening the venous walls, reducing edema in the legs, thinning blood, relieving inflammation, preventing the formation of blood clots and in the prevention of vascular occlusion.
To make witch ointment, place the fat in a heavy-bottomed metal pan and heat it until smooth. Then add the marigold flowers to the melted bacon and bring to the boil again. After that, the mixture is left to infuse, filtered and cleaned, poured into a glass container. It should cool and resemble a thick ointment in consistency.
It should be noted that the best effect of such a remedy is noticeable in the initial stages of varicose veins. This is confirmed by numerous reviews.
In the later stages, you can not do without drugs.
Contraindications and recommendations for use
As mentioned above, all outdoor products should be stored in a glass container in a cool place such as a refrigerator or cellar. Therefore, they do not deteriorate and retain all medicinal properties.
Apply ointments for varicose veins according to a certain scheme.
It is applied to the painful areas and rubbed thoroughly, but without strong pressure. The leg is then tied with an unclean cloth or bandage. Walk with such a bandage during the day and do not take off at night. The next day, the procedure is repeated again with a new portion of ointment.
Since popular ointments contain only natural ingredients, they have no particular contraindications. The only drawback is that some products can cause allergic reactions, so you should only use the right ones for you.
It should be noted that horse chestnut with varicose veins has some contraindications for external use: chronic low blood pressure and reduced blood clotting.
It is also not recommended to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Otherwise, it can cause bouts of nausea and heartburn.
With varicose veins, ointments from alternative medicine help eliminate symptoms and prevent the further development of complications. However, such a serious disease also requires medical attention. We must not forget that only a doctor can develop an effective therapeutic regimen.