Varicose veins are often considered an unavoidable part of getting older. Maybe they even run in your family. Most likely, they’re due to the lack of sufficient dietary fiber intake over the years.
Lack of fiber allows pressure to build up in the abdomen. This abdominal pressure, in turn, creates “back pressure” on the veins from the legs, dilating them. Foods containing bioflavonoids (like blueberries, blackberries, plums, and purple cabbage) can help alleviate this condition. Also try taking 200-600 milligrams of magnesium and 400-800 IU of vitamin E each day.
But the best varicose vein treatments are herbs. Check your local natural food store for butcher’s broom supplements, which can increase the tone of blood vessel walls and help them function better, If you can find capsules containing 20 to 40 milligrams of a butcher’s broom extract called ruscogenin, take them 2 times a day.
Horse chestnut is probably the best-known and most effective treatment for varicose veins. Take 600 milligrams of horse chestnut (containing 100 milligrams of an extract called escin) each day.
Sometimes combining butcher’s broom and horse chestnut works even better––it’s definitely worth a try.
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