(Last Updated on : 03/06/2016)
Varicose Veins are a common problem in which abnormally enlarged veins appear close to the skins surface. They usually occur in the calves and thighs when the veins develop weakened walls or poorly functioning valves, which regulate blood flow. The condition can cause pain, fatigue, restlessness and feelings of burning, throbbing, tingling or heaviness in the legs.
Medical and surgical treatments for varicose veins
can be very expensive. There are several natural remedies in naturopathy
to decrease the severity of varicose veins as well as reduce some of the discomfort they can cause.
for Varicose Veins
In the natural remedy for varicose veins, the patients should, in the commencement of the treatment.
They should be put on a juice fast for 4-5 days or on all-fruit diet for 7-10 days.
A lukewarm water enema should be administered on a daily basis during this phase to cleanse the bowels and measures should be taken to keep away from constipation.
After the juice fast or all the fruit diet, the patient should take on a restricted diet plan. In this course of therapy, oranges or orange and lemon juice may be taken for breakfast.
The midday meal may consist of a raw salad or any of the vegetables in the season with olive oil and lemon juice dressing.
Steamed vegetables such as spinach, cabbage, turnips, cauliflower, carrots, and raisins, figs or dates may be taken in the evening.
Subsequent to the restricted diet, the patient may little by little embark upon a well balanced diet with emphasis on grains, seeds, nuts, vegetables and fruits.
A short fast or the all fruit diet for 2 or 3 days may be undertaken every month, depending on the improvement.
Home Remedies for Varicose Veins
Raw vegetables juices, chiefly carrot juice in combination with spinach juice, have proved extremely advantageous in the treatment of varicose veins. Certain nutrients, in particular vitamin E and C have also been found effective in the treatment of this disease.
Cautions for Treatment of Varicose Veins
or potatoes or other starchy food should be included in this diet, or otherwise the whole effect of the diet will be lost. All condiments, alcoholic drinks, coffee
, strong tea
, white flour products, white sugar and white sugar products should be firmly avoided.
Water Treatments for Varicose Veins
1. The alternate hot and cold hip bath
is very valuable and should be taken on a daily basis.
2. The affected parts should be sprayed with cold water or cold packs should be applied to them.
3. A mud
pack may be applied at night and allowed to remain until morning.
4. A hot Epsom salt bath
is also very valuable and should be taken twice a week.
Yoga Asanas for Varicose Veins
Certain inverted yoga
postures such as Viparita Karani
are beneficial in the treatment of varicose veins as they drain the blood from the legs and lessen pressure on the veins. They help to relax the muscles and allow the blood freely in and out of the lower extremities. Padmasana
are also advantageous for the cure.
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