Varicose Veins:

 

• Varicose veins is a condition in which blue or purple coloured veins can be seen jutting from the legs

• This usually affects the legs, usually near the feet

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Pain in the legs

• Heaviness in legs

• Itching around the affected area

• Pain while standing

• Cramps

 

Causes:

 

• Veins carry deoxygenated blood from the body parts to the heart. If there is excess pressure on

   the veins, the blood flow gets obstructed causing the veins to turn and twist. Pressure could be due to:

   o Obesity

   o Chronic constipation

   o Sitting or standing in one position for long

   o Enlarged prostate

   o Constant coughing

   o Sudden weight rise during pregnancy

 

Natural home remedy using fuller's earth:

 

1. Take some fuller's earth

2. Add water to make paste

3. Apply on the infected area

4. Leave it overnight

5. Wash off with water the next morning

 

Natural home remedy using chamomile powder:

 

1. Make a paste of chamomile powder and water

2. Apply this paste on the affected veins

 

Natural home remedy using marigold petals:

 

1. Take a handful of marigold petals

2. Wash them thoroughly and crush them to paste

3. Apply it on the veins

4. Leave it overnight

 

Tips:

 

• Do not wear tight or high heeled shoes

• Avoid sitting cross legged

• If you're overweight, lose some kilos. Extra weight adds pressure on the legs