Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

Three Natural Treatments For Spider Veins

by Hugh Larson

Varicose veins, otherwise known as spider veins, are a common ailment for many people. The spider veins are enlarged veins in the body. They can appear anywhere but are most usually seen in the feet and legs due to the pressure placed on the lower body by standing and walking. Varicose veins don't typically cause any problems other than being a cosmetic concern for some people who don't like how they look. Sometimes if the spider veins are enlarged enough, they can cause pain or discomfort. In some instances, these veins can lead to a serious problem if left untreated. There are several treatment options available, including medical treatment. This list goes over some home remedies you can try first:

Essential Oils

Have you ever tried essential oils? They are amazing for treating lots of ailments and spider veins are one of them. Try using five drops of cypress oil on the veins twice daily. Rub the oil into the area over and over for about five minutes at a time. Cypress oil is said to increase circulation in your veins, which is why it works on spider veins.

Natural Herbs

There are several different herbs that you can use to treat the spider veins. Here are a few that you can try in teas, extracts, or even eaten:

  • Bilberry: This is a herb that has been used for thousands of years to treat varicose veins, circulatory problems, water retention, and much more. You can take the fruit of the bilberry and eat it or cook it down for tea. There are also extracts of bilberry that you can purchase. Take 160 milligrams of the extract two times a day.

  • Horse chestnut: Horse chestnut trees, otherwise known as buckeye trees, produce natural remedies in their leaves, bark, seeds, and flowers. The extract of the horse chestnut tree can be found in many forms, such as teas or capsule forms. If you aren't fond of tea, try taking 100 milligrams of the extract once a day.


Along with trying oils and herbs, you can change your diet. A more anti-inflammatory diet can be highly beneficial to reversing inflamed veins and improving blood flow. This can heal the veins quicker and also prevent new ones. Here are a few foods to try:

  • High fiber: Foods like vegetables, fresh fruit, flaxseeds, and ancient grains

  • Natural diuretics: Fresh herbs like parsley, cilantro, and basil, cucumbers, asparagus, celery

  • High antioxidants: Green vegetables, citrus fruits

  • Magnesium-rich foods: Avocado, bananas, sweet potatoes, leafy greens

  • Seafood: wild salmon, mackerel, sardines, anchovies, tuna


Now that you have a good plan of natural remedies, you can start fighting back against the spider veins. If the discomfort gets to be too much and the remedies don't seem to be helping quickly enough, you may need to seek medical attention. Remember, it's never wise to start new herbs or supplements without discussing it first with a physician.

Contact an office that offers treatments for spider veins for more information and assistance. 


About Me

Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

I have worked in a supportive role in the medical industry for over 20 years, and I have been amazed at the advances in medicine that have been made. While it is always great to hear about a new medication that helps cure a disease or a new surgical procedure that can help someone live a normal life again after an injury, I have been especially amazed at the research that has shown just how much our physical and mental health are connected. Since I keep on top of all of the amazing medical studies being performed and I know others are too busy to hunt them down themselves, I decided to start a blog to share my favorite health tips for keeping both your mind and body healthy.