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How to treat varicose veins with apple cider vinegar

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How to treat varicose veins with apple cider vinegar

Varicose veins are veins that have become enlarged and inflamed, which not only makes our legs look bad, but also causes severe discomfort and a feeling of heaviness that often prevents us from going about our daily lives as normal. Even though this is a condition that can only be completely cured through surgery, it is still possible to use other treatments to help relieve its symptoms. And among the most effective natural products for this condition, apple cider vinegar is one of the best. If you want to know how to treat varicose veins with apple cider vinegar in the best way possible, keep reading this OneHowTo article.

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Apple cider vinegar for varicose veins

Varicose veins usually develop in the legs and are directly caused by poor blood circulation. When the valves in our veins that make sure our blood circulates properly to the heart don't work properly, blood accumulates in the affected vein which causes it to swell up.

Remember that using apple cider vinegar is good for varicose veins because it helps to improve the body's blood flow and relieve symptoms caused by these troublesome varicose veins such as pain, heaviness, cramps, tingling, itching and swelling. Therefore, this natural product can become a great solution for instant and effective relief when applied onto the affected area.

How to apply apple cider vinegar onto varicose veins

Using apple cider vinegar to relieve the discomfort of varicose veins is very simple, and you can apply it in many ways. Below, we detail the most effective application methods:

  • Pour a few drops of apple cider vinegar directly onto the palm of your hand and massage into the area affected by varicose veins in circular motions to let the skin completely absorb it.
  • Another option is to use sterile gauze, moisten it with apple cider vinegar and hold it onto the varicose veins for a few minutes.
  • Make a homemade cream made of apple cider vinegar, aloe vera and carrot. Blend precisely half a glass of apple cider vinegar, half a carrot and 3 tablespoons of aloe vera gel, and spread the mixture over the varicose veins by massaging upwards to stimulate blood circulation. Leave it on for at least 30 minutes and afterwards rinse it off with cool or lukewarm water.

While apple cider vinegar is a good natural treatment for varicose veins, in our article how to treat varicose veins with home remedies you can find out many other treatments.

More tips for treating varicose veins

Note that if you want to reduce the discomfort caused by varicose veins and avoid more of these spider-like veins from appearing as much as possible you must carry out the following measures daily:

  • Have a healthy, balanced diet to avoid becoming overweight or suffering from constipation, since both conditions increase your chances of developing varicose veins.
  • Exercise regularly especially by doing activities that boost the blood circulation in the legs such as walking, running, swimming, biking, pilates, etc.
  • Avoid standing for long periods or sitting while in the same body position.
  • Wear shoes that fit you well and that are comfortable. Find out what are the best shoes to prevent varicose veins.
  • Use blood-thinning creams on your legs.

For more information, see our article how to treat varicose veins with home remedies.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO doe not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis.We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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Hi there!
So do I need to wash the ACV off after applying it onto my skin?
Thank you. I sure hope this helps me because I am 25 and have spider veins on my thighs ( Am not overweight and live very healthily) and it really frustrates me.
OneHowTo Editor
The appearance of spider veins may be due to genetic factors too. If you apply it directly you should massage it until the skin absorbs the product.
If you want to get rid of the smell, we advise you to wait for 20 minutes and have a shower.
Hope this helps
i am now working here in bowin, thailand.i just wanna ask if where can i buy this apple cider vinegar near in my workplace?thanks
while apple cider vinegar how long staying and shower
OneHowTo Editor
Massage the apple cider on the area and let it stand for at least 10 minutes or until your skin has completely absorbed it.
Shower after that if you like. Hope this helps
I have plenty of varicose in my legs... Where I buy that Apple CIDER VINEGAR?
OneHowTo Editor
You can find it in many supermarkets or in specialized health food shops.
christine dansie
i will let you know if it helps i hope it takes the swelling down as i hate my calf it swells to over 1 inch compared to the right leg i never show my legs so here's hoping i will give it a go
OneHowTo Editor
Thank Christine,
Let us know how apple cider vinegar worked for your varicose veins.
Hope the article helped :)
christine dansie
i have phlebitis in my left leg ,the doc gives me hirudoid cream but i cant go swimming as it may leave a residue in the water and it does not cover the veins so i will give apple cider vinegar a go i will also tell my sisters about it , thank you for sharing these tips with us
Thank you very much I wil try to Apple Cider Vinegar in my leg
OneHowTo Editor
We're glad it was useful for you
Natalia Vega
After having my baby, my legs just looked absolutely awful, venorid serum really helped just in time for summer shorts and dresses too. It took a couple of weeks before I noticed a difference, but it was definitely worth the wait. I feel way happier about my legs now.
mY WIFE IS HAVING VERIOSE VEINS, IT IS ONLY VERY INITIATIVE STAGE, CAN I APPLY Apple Cider Vinegar. If so, please inform its availability, source and price details, if possible
OneHowTo Editor
Dear Rema, Your wife can apply apple cider vinegar if she wishes to. There are several ways of applying it, you'll find them in step 2. Your best option is to buy totally organic apple cider vinegar, which you'll be able to find in most health food shops. If you'd like to know the full list of benefits of apple cider vinegar here's a useful article: Hope this works!

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