Varicose veins are weakened and enlarged veins which have a blue or dark purple color. They can appear as spider webs on the surface of the skin. Among the causing factors we remind of age, genetics, pregnancy or prolonged standing.
Generally, they can be treated with compresses. However, if not treated in time they can determine other health issues: inflammations, swelling or heavy legs.
Apart from the compresses, there is a more natural method to treat your varicose veins: garlic remedy.
Combine 1 tbsp of olive oil with several garlic cloves which have been previously grated and ½ glass of orange juice. Let the resulting mixture rest for 12 hours and then apply it on the affected areas. Massage gently by using circular motions until it is totally absorbed by the skin. Cover the skin with a gauze and let it action for about 1 hour.
Properties of garlic:
- It has anti-inflammatory properties;
- It improves the blood circulation;
- Stimulates the process of toxin removal from your body.
For better results, you should also consume garlic with regularity, by introducing it in your dishes.