If one day you notice web-like formations on your legs or ankles, don’t panic. Spider veins might be unsightly, but they are usually harmless and often disappear on their own. They can however cause some uncomfortable sensations, like itching or burning, so many strive to get rid of them. Luckily, there are numerous things you can try at home to diminish and prevent the spidery formations.
Thankfully, you don’t have to go to the pharmacy to buy lotions or creams to get rid of these unsightly spider veins. You also don’t have to go through surgery. You can remove the spider veins at home with these natural remedies:
Apple Cider Vinegar
This is perhaps the most easy remedy for spider veins and quite effective one too. ACV helps diminish the appearance of spider veins by increasing blood circulation to the affected area. Here’s what you need to do:
– Get Apple Cider Vinegar and put it on a clean cloth.
– Then wrap it around the affected area, and leave it there for 15 to 20 minutes and then remove.
– Repeat this once a day for a month – twice if your spider veins are more aggravated than usual.
Here’s another natural remedy that you may recognize as treatment for depression and other mental problems. Ginkgo biloba is also useful for people with spider veins. This herb has the ability to strengthen your tissues, so that they receive more oxygen and blood. You can buy this herb supplementand take 40 milligrams of it three times every day. You will need to keep taking the extract until you see that your spider veins are gone.
This herb acts as an astringent and anti-inflammatory and shrinks the veins. The tannins and volatile oils, which are the principal active ingredients in witch hazel, work to constrict tiny spider veins under the skin’s surface.
Get some distilled witch hazel extract and pour it onto a cotton ball. Apply it directly to the affected area and repeat a few times a day. You can also make your own solution by boiling a few witch hazel leaves in water for a few minutes. Wait until it cools down and use the liquid to make a compress.
Chances are you have ginger in your kitchen right now. It can lower your blood pressure and is also considered a blood thinner, just like ginkgo. Just add more ginger to your meals if you have spider veins and this simple trick can do wonders for your legs or ankles. Also, you can drink ginger tea or consume powdered ginger extract.
Looking at the list of causes of spider veins (obesity, prolonged standing), there are things that need to be changed in your daily routine if you want to avoid the spidery formations in the long-run. Avoid sitting or standing for a long time and eat a healthy diet. You should also maintain a healthy weight and as much as possible, exercise. These simple things that you can add to your daily routine can do wonders, not only for your spider veins, but for your overall health.