Home Remedies for Spider Veins

Spider veins, while unsightly, do not have any inherent health risks. They occur when tiny veins congregate below the surface of the skin, usually on the ankles and legs. The result is a discoloration that is blue, purple or red. Many people use makeup to cover them, but if you prefer to take matters into your own hands, consider some of the following home remedies.

Ginkgo biloba is an herb that is known to strengthen the tissues that make up the walls of veins. It also improves tissue oxygenation and helps circulation. These attributes make it a good home remedy for spider veins. Experts recommend a dosage of 40 milligrams of ginkgo extract, taken three times a day, until the veins are no longer noticeable. The ideal gingko biloba extract is one that is standardized in a 50:1 ratio.

Witch hazel is an astringent herbal extract that is a soothing treatment for spider veins. Used externally, witch hazel is a common treatment for varicose veins in Europe, and people across the world have found it to be effective for many vein-related problems. For best results, saturate a cotton ball with witch hazel and apply it directly to the affected area 2-3 times per day until the problem no longer exists. Witch hazel can be purchased at drug and health food stores in and around Cartersville, GA.

Horse chestnut is used to strengthen veins that are no longer elastic, and it can help reduce the unsightly appearance of spider leg veins. Experts recommend a dosage of 250 milligrams of the standardized form of horse chestnut extract per day until the problem diminishes. You can also buy topical creams that contain horse chestnut. They can be applied topically to the leg veins daily. Using both the horse chestnut extract and cream will provide optimal results.

Apple cider vinegar can help to reduce the incidence of spider veins because it helps increase circulation when applied directly to the affected area. To use, saturate a clean cloth with vinegar and use it as a compress applied directly to the skin. The cloth should be left in place for 15-20 minutes, and this should be done one or two times each day for a month or until the veins are no longer noticeable.

Before beginning any home-based treatment for your spider veins, it is very important that you speak with your doctor about what form of treatment is best for you.

 

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