This condition is a dilation of the vein walls, which is due to poor circulation of the venous return. They appear most often on their feet, because it is where there is more gravitational force and, therefore, the venous return is more severe.
Inside the veins, there are opening and closing valves which, over time, lose their elasticity and therefore their function of preventing the blood that opposes gravity from returning to the ankles and stagnating. People start taking steps to get rid of varicose veins only if they start to cause them discomfort.
This condition occurs due to the blood circulation which is very weak in the legs. In most cases, it worsens due to other risk factors, such as genetic causes (family history), poor diet (low fiber diet, low vitamin C, excess trans fat and salt), old age, overweight, pregnancy, excessive sun exposure, smoking, sedentary lifestyle or hormonal control (use of hormonal contraceptives can cause varicose veins).
Their main signs and symptoms are large veins, which appear under the surface of the skin, slight swelling of the ankles and feet, and pain or heaviness in the legs.
Their symptoms are stitches or cramps in the feet, discoloration of the area where the varicose vein is located, itching in the feet, especially in the lower part and ankles (sometimes this symptom is incorrectly diagnosed as dry skin).
Herbs are very good at removing varicose veins. The plants that interest us are those that have vagotonic action, that improve the venous return circulation, and those that protect the capillaries. These plants are:
Melilot has the role of helping to fluidize the venous circulation
Yarrow is known as a blood thinner, blood flow enhancer, hypotensive.
Lime: Vasodilator, slightly hypotensive, sedative, thinner blood.
Orange: Capillary protector, rich in flavonoids.
In addition to these herbs, there are other therapies to eliminate varicose veins in the legs. These are sclerotherapy (inject a product that will remove diseased veins), mesotherapy (affected areas are treated with microinjections of conventional drugs (homeopaths, vitamins, amino acids or minerals) and argon laser (using a beam of light emitted through a gas tube).