Apply a cloth saturated with apple cider vinegar on the varicose veins for 30 minutes twice a day. Follow this with a drink of 2 teaspoons of the vinegar in a glass of water.
Prepare a salve by stirring 2 cups of chopped calendula flowers, leaves, and stems into an equal amount of melted lard. Let the mixture stand for 24 hours. Reheat and strain. Coat this over your varicose veins and let it stand overnight.
Steep crushed, fresh violet leaves and flowers or marigold flowers in boiling water. Apply compresses of the liquid. Eat a few fresh marigold petals every day.
This treatment is believed to shrink varicosities and nourish the veins.
Prepare a poultice of bruised cabbage leaves, rotten apples, chopped brown onions, or a half-and-half blend of cod liver oil and raw honey. Apply this overnight.
This is believed to heal varicose sores.
To one pint of warm water, add three tablespoons of sugar and two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Take two ounces of this mixture everyday.
Rub your legs with full- strength vinegar. Mix two tablespoons of vinegar with honey and drink it.