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5 Simple Solutions for Varicose Veins’ Treatment in Ayurveda

Weak valves are one of the causes for varicose veins’ formation

Varicose veins’ symptoms include blue and purple marks on the skin

Varicose veins’ treatment can include surgery, but it is not essential

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Bajaj Finserv Health
April 20th, 2022
8 mins read

Taking muscle pain seriously is important as overlooking it can impact your overall health and cause major health conditions. Muscle pain in the lower body, especially in your legs may be a sign of varicose veins. Varicose veins’ symptoms consist of purple or blue marks on the skin caused due to bloated veins spread out in your legs and feet. These skin changes occur due to a myriad of causes such as having a sedentary lifestyle, standing constantly for long durations or having health conditions like type 2 diabetes. One of the major causes for varicose veins’ formation could be damaged or weak valves of the heart. But varicose veins’ treatment in ayurveda is best option. 

This condition is more common in the later stages of life which is why adults are more likely to be affected by it. Varicose veins’ treatment can involve surgery, but it is not compulsory. You can instead opt for the varicose veins’ treatment in ayurveda as they are affordable and can be followed easily at home. Read on to find out the 5 simple solutions for varicose veins’ treatment in ayurveda.

Gotu kola 

Gotu kola is a beneficial herb used in a variety of treatment options and has many positive effects on the body [1]. This herb, also known as Asiatic pennywort, is filled with minerals and iron useful to your body for synthesis of red blood cells. It also helps your body in transportation and to get rid of plaque, while maintaining blood pressure and boosting circulation. This herb can be taken along with juice or another herbal drink to increase its effect on your body. Taking with a warm herbal drink will also help with sore throats, sneezing, and headaches. Drinking the herbal concoction of this herb can significantly improve your elastin and collagen production. This is due to the large amount of antioxidants present in gotu kola which helps resolve damage to your blood vessels and internal structure of your veins.

Additional Read: Health Benefits of Turmeric

Manjistha

This is an ayurvedic herb grown in India. Manjistha has high anti-inflammatory properties and helps reduce swelling in the lower legs to improve the varicose veins condition. It is effective in balancing the impurities present in your blood and does not have any side-effects unless you are allergic. Take a look at how to prepare manjistha paste and apply it to your affected region.

  • Create a powdered form of the stem of the plant 
  • Mix it with aloe vera to make a paste
  • Apply it on your varicose veins 
  • Ensure to apply a thick layer of paste
  • Leave it for some time to dry and absorb into your skin

Different Varicose Veins’ Treatment in Ayurveda

Varicose Veins’ Treatment in Ayurveda

Sariva

The roots of sariva are considered beneficial in the treatment of varicose veins. They are covered wholly with plant compounds which help boost complexion and relieve pain in your veins. The roots extracted are used as ointment or medicine for people affected by the varicose veins. Sariva comprises of blood purification traits that help eradicating toxins from your body, while regulating circulation. You can follow these steps to use the sariva roots: 

  • Take out the roots of sariva 
  • Crush the roots to create a powdered form
  • Add water to create a paste 
  • Directly apply it on the area affected by the varicose veins

Eranda (castor bean)

This ricin-based bioactive compound is used at various places in ayurvedic treatment. Eranda is a product derived from castor oil that reduces inflammation and relaxes any blood clots formed in your body. This herb is also used in case of injuries. This herbal solution not only treats the varicose veins but also banishes the dark spots that are created by this condition [2]. You can use Eranda in the following way:

  • Rub the oil gently over the affected area  
  • Use circular motions while rubbing it gently  
  • Keep doing this for a few minutes 
  • Let it absorb into the skin

Additional Read: Triphala: 3 Main Ingredients and Health Benefits

Chilrabilva

This herb is derived from a tree known as the Indian elm. The leaves and bark of this tree are used to cure varicose veins. Chilrabilva is also a great natural blood purifier which can be used to apply to the skin or can be eaten. This herb provides a certain equilibrium to the affected parts and veins while it also helps undo blood clots in the lower legs. You can apply it in the form of paste made from bark extracts of the tree. Follow these steps to minimize discoloration and cure the varicose veins with this herb:

  • Take the bark extracts and leaves 
  • Crush them together until they become a paste
  • Mix them properly in a bowl
  • Apply it on the affected skin and leave it on for some time  

Now that you know about the varicose veins’ treatment in ayurveda, you can try the methods at home. Make sure you are consistent to see timely results. There are also other methods like exercise for varicose veins that you can follow while using these herbs. For more advice on how to follow the varicose veins’ treatment methods, book online consultation on Bajaj Finserv Health. You can avail guidance of top experts for treatment according to the suitability of your body. Inform them of any allergies to get started with your treatment today!

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