Unsightly Varicose Veins
Varicose veins are not only unsightly, they can be painful and an indication of damage to veins.“ Varicose veins are the result of an improper selection of grandparents” according to William Ostler a Canadian physician! And whilst varicose veins do run in families, lifestyle can also increase the risk of varicose veins developing. Obviously if the veins are really bad then you must consult a doctor.
In addition to improvements to diet and regular brisk exercise, there are a number of herbs that can help . Horse Chestnuts are an old European folk remedy and their efficacy has been confirmed in a number of studies. Horse Chestnuts are not a remedy to make at home but can be bought at health food shops as a gel, which helps to tone and strengthen veins. A massage oil can be made using 30ml of almond oil, mixed with 10 drops of Cypress and Lavender and 5 drops of Rosemary . Stroke the oil gently into your legs with upward strokes and no pressure – up to 2-3 times a day.