Herbs for Spider Veins
There are a number of traditional medicinal herbs for Spider veins available that can help with the condition. These are readily available from herbalists and health food shops and are also useful in the fight against varicose veins.
There are many people who now prefer to take a more holistic and proactive approach to maintaining their circulatory health and there are a surprisingly large number of herbal products available that can be used to help treat this unsightly and occasionally uncomfortable condition that are either taken as a dietary supplement or are applied as a tincture or ointment to the affected area.
These herbs are often not a definitive cure; however they can offer significant relief and a distinct reduction of symptoms. It is also advisable to get your herb based remedies from a respected source as the manufacturing process removes irritant or even toxic compounds that are also present in the form present in nature.
Most people will have seen or heard of Gingko Biloba, but may not realise its many uses and benefits. As one of the world's most studied herbs, there is a significant amount of evidence to support its use to improve poor circulation, which also helps treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's and peripheral arterial disease.
Gingko Biloba is rich in bioflavoniods that are known to be effective in protecting capillaries from damage, improving the blood circulation and also works to thin the blood, all of which are pivotal to effective treatment of this condition and taking this dietary supplement regularly has been known to be successful at reducing the visibility and appearance of spider veins.
Liquid Witch Hazel is an astringent that is commonly applied externally to the area affected by spider veins or varicose veins. This needs to be applied to the affected area at least three times a day for at least a month before proper results will be observed. As witch hazel has some irritant qualities, it is not to be taken internally and can also cause skin problems for those with sensitivity to it.
Cypress oil is derived from the ancient Cypress tree and has been used through the ages to treat wounds, aid the circulation and is commonly used in Aromatherapy to treat stress, asthma, spider veins, varicose veins and poor circulation. The essential oil needs to be diluted and massaged into the effected area several times a day. One of the advantages with Cypress Oil is that skin irritation is a very rare occurrence.
Horse Chestnut has been tested extensively and when applied in the form of a cream or lotion, or taken as a supplement, has been clinically proven to significantly reduce the pain and inflammation of varicose veins and spider veins. This is due to its anti-inflammatory and blood thinning qualities. It is not recommended that people who are taking blood thinning medication should take this extract without discussing it with your doctor.
The common factor with all of these extracts is their anti-inflammatory and vein strengthening qualities, however as with all medications, it is best to check whether there are any unpleasant interactions with anything that you are already taking.
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