Varicose Vein Remedies?

Varicose Veins
Although generally not painful, varicose veins are unsightly. There are some therapies you can use at home if you do experience mild discomfort. A doctor's advice is the answer for more serious concerns. This is a page about varicose vein remedies.

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August 7, 2008

Three years ago I really whacked the inside of my left leg on a table. A vein in that leg swelled from the ankle to the abdomen. It went away pretty quickly but a few months later a cluster of varicose veins developed on the inside of my thigh just above the knee (this is where I hit it).

It doesn't hurt but it's so ugly. Does anyone know what would make them go away? I'd prefer an herbal/natural cure. Thanks for any help.

Curious Cat from Hampton Roads, VA


By mbwright120 (Guest Post)
August 11, 20080 found this helpful

Blackstrap Mollases (I used the one with sulfur in it and my hair also went to salt & PEPPER not WHITE. Also, no more bad veins of any sort. Mary

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August 11, 20080 found this helpful

Do you drink the Molasses or put it on the veins? Where does one purchase it?

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August 14, 20080 found this helpful

Bromelain: reduces risk of blood clot formations.
Butcher's Broom: effective for burning and itching.
Cayenne" relieves pain and inflammation; dilates blood vessels (reduces stress on capillaries).


Hawthorn: strengthens fragile veins; increases tone of muscles supporting veins.

Horse Chestnut: relieves swelling and inflammation and makes capillaries more elastic.
Grapeseed or Pine Bark extract: improves vein strength & flexibility.
White Oak Bark: helps stimulate blood flow.
Witch hazel: increases tone of veins and 'shrinks' varicose veins.
Niacin (Vit. B3) dilates blood vessels.
When sitting, DO NOT cross your legs!
Elevate your feet as often as possible. 1/2 -1 tspn in 1/2 cup of water; 3xday

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By shantz (Guest Post)
December 27, 20080 found this helpful

How do you use the molasses?

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March 11, 20100 found this helpful

I've tried a line of essential oils applied topically and it has been helpful in reducing many of my spider veins. It takes some time, but you will see a difference. The areas with a large cluster of spider veins did not respond too well, but then again the sclerotherapy solution did not affect them much either. The line is called Healing Natural Oils at


Good luck.

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September 16, 20150 found this helpful

Bonjour est-ce votre site on peut avoir en francais, merci de me répondre

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September 16, 20150 found this helpful

Bonjour. Désolé , il n'y a pas français.

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April 28, 2014

Have you used Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT) for varicose veins? What was the outcome? Was it extremely painful? Thanks

By weinerdog41 from North Richland Hills, TX


April 30, 20140 found this helpful

I see you live in Texas an you might want to check out a place that I went to in Tyler, TX. It's a vain center with about 11 doctors that is all they specialize in is vains. It is on Troup Hwy very easy to find. The doctors and all the staff are so nice. I myself had both legs done an am very pleased. You might want to check them out.


They do everything right there in the vain center.

As far as hurting are awake an all you feel is a pinch. It takes maybe an hour and then you can go home. After they are done you need to walk for 30 minutes...each time we went shopping. I was tired but otherwise felt fine. Sure hope this helps you.

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October 18, 2011

Do any of you know of a varicose vein support group on the web where there are people actively communicating? I've found many groups, but all of them have only a few old, unanswered posts and a few members, who are inactive. I'm mainly interested in groups that you personally know are active, but I'll check out any possibilities you mention, too. Thanks!

By Liz


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January 14, 20180 found this helpful

Try this one from daily strength.

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