Folk Remedies
Aloe vera Aloe vera gel can be applied to relive itching.

Apple cider vinegar The old stand by - apple cider vinegar - has shown significant benefits for relieving varicose veins. There are several variations to choose from. Twice a day apply cheesecloth or other bandages saturated with vinegar to the legs for 30 minutes. Lie down and keep your feet somewhat elevated.

Another variation of this remedy is to apply straight vinegar night and morning using a cupped hand. To accelerate the results, after each session slowly drink a glass of warm water with two teaspoons of the vinegar. Shrinking of the veins should be noticed at the end of a month to six weeks.
For another remedy, mix three tablespoons of sugar, two tablespoons of vinegar, and one pint of warm water. Drink this mixture daily. Or, mix two tablespoons of vinegar with honey, and drink.
Aspirin An aspirin a day may relieve the pain of varicose veins by thinning the blood, thereby making it easier to circulate.

Cayenne pepper Take a teaspoon in a cup of hot water three times a day. This will stop the pain in your legs and reduce the varicose veins by making the blood flow better. This remedy may take a week or two, but is very effective. Then keep on a maintenance dose of one teaspoon twice a day.

Chlorophyll Chlorophyll provides stronger blood which helps revitalize the vascular system in the legs. Chlorophyll is also a rich source of vitamin K - the anti-hemorrhagic vitamin. Because of poor circulation the blood does not have enough oxygen and minerals to nourish the veins.

Cod liver oil/honey Make a blend of half cod liver oil and half raw honey, bandage, and leave on overnight.

Epsom salts Alternating 2 minute icy-cold and very hot soaks (with 2 tablespoons of epsom salts per quart of water) for ten minutes daily will stimulate circulation.

Garlic Eat plenty of fresh garlic.

Sugar, powdered For ulcers that may form on varicose veins, apply dry powdered sugar.

Witch hazel Apply witch hazel, an astringent, twice a day to the veins, or take 10-60 drops of witch hazel tincture four times a day.

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