varicose veins
varicose veins

There is no doubt that varicose veins make people look less attractive, but that’s not the only problem associated with this health condition. Namely, varicose veins can also lead to strong pain.

This medical condition affects both men and women, but the fact is that in most cases we are talking about female patients. People who have varicose veins have problems with blood circulation in this area, which makes the veins start bulging. As we have already said, this is more than an aesthetic issue and this is the reason why many sufferers opt for surgery.

However, before you choose this option, keep in mind that there are some home remedies that you should try to fix this issue.


Garlic has the ability to ease the inflammation caused by improper blood circulation in the veins. There are many healthcare professionals who recommend taking raw garlic or at least including this vegetable into the diet. In case you are not a great fan of garlic, you can try applying it as a cream. Take a few garlic cloves, mince them and add some alcohol. Use this solution 3-4 times per week on the legs.

Chili pepper

Now here’s another efficient home remedy for varicose veins. Chili peppers provide effects that can help in decongesting blocked veins. In addition, blood circulation is significantly improved. There are many experts who recommend eating chili peppers for this problem.

Apple cider vinegar

Let’s be clear – there is no need to take apple cider vinegar to lower the inflammation. It would be enough to soak a clean cloth or a towel in apple cider vinegar, squeeze it and put it on top of the problematic area.

Wait for about 5 minutes before removing the cloth/towel. In addition, you can also rub the affected area, but begin with the lower part and slowly go upward. If you are using massage as an option, remember to be gentle – don’t apply significant pressure.

Aloe Vera

As you probably know, aloe vera provides a cooling effect, which allows people to ease the pain. You can use the hot version to address issues related to the varicose veins. So, apply the aloe vera gel directly to the varicose veins and let it work overnight.

Recipes for natural treatments

Of course, people should feel free to prepare their own recipe or use one of these two efficient recipes for treating varicose veins:

1. Creamy varicose veins treatment recipe – Take apple cider vinegar, carrots, and aloe vera gel and put them in a blender or a food processor. Mix them until you notice that you have a thick and even paste. Use this natural paste on the varicose veins and leave it for half an hour. Use cold water to rinse it off.

2. Leafy varicose veins treatment recipe – In order to prepare this recipe you will need mint, laurel, chamomile leaves and two liters of fresh water. Put all these ingredients in a large pot and boil them. Let them steep for about 5 minutes.

After that, apply this natural solution to the varicose veins. In addition, feel free to use this solution in a tub or a basin where you can soak your feet. According to some people, this solution is even more efficient when you use sodium bicarbonate in it. Keep in mind that there are cases when this natural recipe can trigger urticaria in some people.

3. Some other efficient solutions

We are presenting a few other home remedies that people can use to fight varicose veins:

1. Immersion bath

Fill the tub with sea salt, lukewarm water and a cup of apple cider vinegar. Put your legs in the solution and wait for 20 minutes. It would be great to massage during this process.

2. Green clay ointment

Make an ointment (or a paste) based on green clay and add some water to it. Once you are prepared, apply the natural ointment directly to the feet or legs and let it stay overnight. Use warm water and some unscented soap when you wake up in the morning.

3. Essential oils

You can also use essential oils to massage your painful legs suffering from varicose veins. Remember, to begin with, your feet’s bottom and move up. Make sure that you are gentle and make circular movements during the process. The best option is to do this before bedtime.

4. Chestnut bark tea

Take 50 grams of chestnut bark and boil it for ten minutes. In this way, you will prepare chestnut bark tea (use one liter of water). Consume the tea while it’s hot to fight the swelling.

In the end, follow a balanced, healthy diet. Individuals who are suffering from obesity or individuals who are overweight are more prone to varicose veins.