Veins are the blood vessels which carry the deoxygenated blood fromperipheriesto the heart and lungs. When these deoxygenated blood carrying vessels or vein become abnormally thickened, enlarged, twisted and dilated they are known as varicose vein.
Varicosity can occur at any part of the body but the most common site of varicosity are legs and thighs. You are more likely to develop varicose vein if you sit or stand for long periods.
The symptom of varicose vein vary. They can make your legs feel, achy and hot, yet some women don’t feel them at all. Superficial vein rarely produce symptoms but deep varicose vein are the one which causes serious trouble.
Ayurveda prescribes numbers of herbal medicines which helps to get over this pain fullvaricosity conditions.
- Horse chestnut (Aesculushippocastanum)
Several studies have proved that extract of horse chestnut can improve the condition as effectively as the combination of diuretic medication and compression stockings.
How does this herb work?
A compound in horse chestnut effectively seals off tiny opening in blood vessel wall.
30-150 milligram per day of commercial extract; you can also find tropical horse chestnut creams in many health food stores.
- Butchers Broom(ruscusaculeatus)
Compound in this well-known medicinal herb inhibit inflammation and constrict the blood vessel. The herb is also high in vitamin C and other compound that tone veins walls.
Typical dosages: 20 to 40 drops of tincture two or three times per day; or 2 to 3 cups of tea per day.
- Hawthorn (crataegusspp)
The leaves, flower and fruit of this plant are wonderful for strengthening and protecting the whole cardiovascular system. Studies shows thatits combination of antioxidant compounds helps lower pressure and prevent clotting. Hawthorn can be taken as a tea, tincture or standardized extract; the berries, or the leaves and flowers or all three parts are used.
Typical dosages: up to 500 to 600 milligram capsules per day or up to 3 cups of tea per day.
- Gotu kola (centellaasiatica)
Traditionally used for memory improvement and stress reduction, Gotu kola strengthens connective tissue and the integrity of the protective relieves weak veins, foot and the ankle swelling.
Typical dosages: up to 400 to 500 milligram capsules per day: or up to 3 cups of tea per day.
- Ginko( Ginkobiloba)
Compounds in Ginko help increase blood flow to the brain, peripheral arteries and heart. Ginkgo antioxidant properties make it a fine heart tonic as well. Numerous clinical trials have been performed with standardized Ginko extract since 1985; they show that Ginko not only improves circulation but also protects blood vessels, preventing abnormal leaking from tiny veins.
Typical dosages: 3 capsules each containing at least 40 milligram of standardized extract, per day.
- Bromelain and buckwheat
Bromelion, an enzyme derived from pineapple, is recommended for many heart and circulatory condition. You can simply treat yourself to fresh pineapple several times a week, or take Bromelainas a supplement.
Typical dosages: 500 milligram twice per day between meals.
Prepared : by Dr. ShivaniAmola