Varicose veins are a common health problem characterised by large veins visible near the surface of the skin. Though they can appear anywhere, they are most commonly noticed in the thighs and calves.
They happen when the veins’ walls or valves begin to function poorly and impede proper blood flow.
According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, though both men and women are prone to this issue, only around 10 percent of men suffer from it whereas the number in women is 25 percent.
The potential accompanying symptoms include tiredness, pain, restlessness, tingling sensation, burning, and heaviness in the legs.
What Are the Causes for Varicose Veins?
- A lot of standing
- Birth control pills
- Changes in hormones
What Are the Treatment Options?
In addition to ointments, medications, and surgical procedures, there are also potent, affordable, and easy-to-make homemade remedies to help treat varicose veins. One such remedy is the combination of garlic and lemon.
Continue reading the article to learn more about it…
DIY Lemon & Garlic Ointment for Varicose Veins
This all-natural and effective remedy should be used regularly to provide optimal results. You will finally have beautiful legs and feel free to wear shorts and skirts. Check out the recipe below.
You will need:
10 garlic cloves
Juice from one lemon
A glass of olive oil
½ glass of aloe vera gel
20 drops of rosemary essential oils
Preparation: Peel the garlic first and then chop it. Now, combine it with the lemon juice and olive oil in a glass jar. Close it and shake it to blend everything together. Leave the jar in a cool and dark area to marinate for 21 days.
Then, strain the liquid and remove the garlic. Add the aloe vera gel in the strained mixture and stir everything together. Add the essential oil and keep it in another jar in a cool area.
Use: Before bed, use the ointment to massage the affected areas. Cover them with a cloth or a bandage if needed. Repeat the same in the morning or the next evening.
The Health Benefits of the Ingredients
- Garlic is a superfood that helps improve the blood flow and spreads the blood vessels
- Lemon will boost the blood flow with its citric acid and as it is a powerful antioxidant, it will help remove skin blemishes too
- Olive oil provides the ointment’s texture while its monounsaturated fats will nourish the skin from deep inside and boost the blood vessels’ flexibility