The red and blue color veins that appear like a spider web on the facial skin, legs, thighs etc. cause a lot of inconvenience for women as they can be very unsightly and render it impossible to wear clothes that reveal these areas.
Spider veins appear when the blood vessels dilate as a result of obesity, pregnancy, hormone problems and also if you are static for a long time.
Natural methods of treating spider veins are many and they have a good success rate depending on how adequately the treatment has been undertaken. Natural methods are far better than other painful clinical methods of treating spider veins.
Home Remedies To Treat Spider Veins
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
When the blood pools in the weak areas of the veins, causing the veins to dilate, sometimes the pain could get out of control. The anti inflammatory qualities of apple cider vinegar come to your help in such cases. Soak a cloth or gauze in apple cider vinegar and wind it around the spider veins.
Leave it for half an hour for the inflammation to subside and the pain to vanish. This application must be continued twice a day for a month and the veins will diminish and finally clear off.
Ginger too is a wonderful anti inflammatory agent. The inflammation caused in the veins are due to fibrin, a protein that is formed around the veins causing it to dilate and create the bumpy criss cross appearance on the skin.
Fibrin can be broken down by the consumption of ginger regularly.Ginger will also reduce the pain associated with spider veins. Consume ginger twice a day.
5-6 garlic a day is all that you require to ease the fibrin formation and encourage blood flow into the nerves. Taking garlic will help in preventing spider veins and also varicose veins. Garlic helps in heating the body which in turn will help blood circulation.
Take fresh slices of onions along with salads to keep away from spider veins. Onions too are anti inflammatory in nature and prevent the pooling of blood on the areas of the veins that are weak. Chewing at least a few slices of onion every day has great benefits for the body apart from keeping spider veins away.
5. Myrrh And Goldenseal
A herbal infusion can be prepared by taking half tablespoon each of myrrh and goldenseal. Boil in 1 ½ cups of water and allow it to cool for 10 minutes. Strain and drink this infusion 3-4 times a day.
With regular usage, the inflammation will come down and the skin will slowly lose its bumpy appearance and the unsightly color will soon fade away, leaving you with smooth skin.
Anthocyanins play a great role in protecting and strengthening the nerves in our body. Blueberries have high quantities of anthocyanins and hence eating a cup of blueberry a day or drinking a glass of blueberry juice is good for preventing and treating spider as well as varicose veins.
Along with these treatment methods, exercise plays a great role as well in increasing blood circulation and releasing the pressure exerted on the veins that create spider veins.