Varicose veins are dilated veins, particularly in legs. They are caused due to loss of elasticity in veins and the relaxation and non performance of valves of leg veins. This results into stagnation of blood in the lower leg and the back flow to the heart becomes inefficient, this causes the veins to dilate.
Essential Oils For Varicose Veins
Varicose veins cause cramps and pains in the lower limb, especially in calf muscles. If the condition is more severe there can be skin ulcer in lower legs.
Essential oil for varicose veins: Cypress and lemon
Caution: Massage for varicose veins has to be very gentle.Never massage below the varicose veins, as this will cause more swelling and harm to the leg.
Gentle upward strokes from the affected area are helpful. Do not massage too deeply as the veins are already fragile and may result into bleeding on the skin surface.
Benefits Of Cypress And Lemon Essential Oil
To prepare the lotion:
- 40 ml of base oil like almond oil or olive oil, add ten drops of lemon and cypress essential oil each. Essential Oil of cypress help to sooth the pain and swelling and essential oil of lemon helps circulation.
- Now stroke lightly above the affected area twice in a day.
Herbal Remedies For Varicose Veins
- 4 drops of chamomile oil
- 4 drops of lavender oil
- 4 drops of carrot seed oil
- 1 cup of cold water
Mix all the ingredients and stir a soft cloth in the solution and place it on the vein frequently whenever you get time.
Try to keep your limbs elevated whenever possible above waist level.