If you’re having varicose vein treatment in Boca Raton, you’re probably interested in just about anything that will help you avoid more spider veins and varicose veins in the future, make sure to try herbs for varicose veins. After all, vein disease can be an uncomfortable and unsightly problem, one that nobody wants to see recur. Fortunately, there are many things that will aid you in staying varicose vein-free for life, including a number of herbal remedies.
Though many people are skeptical of how much herbal treatments will help, these remedies can be useful–especially when it comes to reducing the inflammation of varicose veins. You should always check with your doctor before using a new herbal remedy, but most people can reduce their discomfort with careful use of the herbs below.
- Butcher’s broom can be made into an extract that is used both internally and externally and contains compounds known as ruscogenins, which are known to ease inflammation, help blood flow up the legs, and aid in the tightening and strengthening of veins. Butcher’s broom can be found in both supplement and topical forms.
- St. John’s wort can also be used both internally and externally. Though there is strong evidence that this herb is helpful in alleviating depression and related mental symptoms, it can also reduce inflammation in the body. St. John’s wort is found in oils, salves, and tinctures, which can be rubbed into the area of varicose veins. You can also find infusions of the herb, which will fight vein disease from the inside out by providing valuable nutrients and compounds. Just be sure to look for this herb freeze-dried—when air-dried, some of its medicinal properties diminish.
- Rosemary is a little evergreen shrub that contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. This makes it capable of protecting blood vessels and aiding in circulation, which will help you fight back against varicose veins and spider veins. Rosemary is both fragrant and delicious—it can be made into a topical treatment or used in cooking to add flavor.
When used as a complement to vein treatment, herbs like these can be valuable in addressing your problems with varicose veins and spider veins. Do you know of any other herbal remedies that reduce the pain and inflammation of vein problems? Share them with us in the comments below!
Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus, DPM, RPhs, FACFAS, is a board-certified foot and ankle specialist in Boca Raton, FL. She is an American College of Physicians and American Podiatric Medical Association member. Get personalized care today at (561)-750-3033.