Do you have varicose veins that take a toll on your self-confidence when you wear clothing that reveals them? Thankfully, there is a new natural and affordable way to treat them that everyone is talking about. Read on to learn more about why varicose veins occur, how to prevent more, and how to create a homemade garlic oil to reduce inflammation in varicose veins to lessen their appearance.
What Causes Varicose Veins?
You may have friends who have super-smooth legs that don’t have any varicose veins and wonder how they got so lucky. There are several factors that contribute to why some people get varicose veins and others don’t. Unfortunately, one factor is out of your control and that is simple genetics.
However, that does not mean that just because you have a few varicose veins now, you are doomed to keep getting more and more for the rest of your life. Even if you have a genetic predisposition to developing varicose veins, you can stake steps to eliminate the other risk factors that lead to varicose vein development: standing for long periods of time, crossing your legs, and sitting in positions that cut off proper blood flow through your legs.
Now that you know how to prevent more varicose veins, learn how to treat the ones you have with a homemade garlic oil.
How To Prepare a Garlic Oil Rub for Varicose Veins
You will Need: 5 cloves of garlic, 1/2 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice (about 3 medium oranges), and 2 T of olive oil.
Once you gather all of your supplies, slice the garlic cloves. Then, place all ingredients into a clean jar and cover with a lid. Let the mixture soak for about 12 hours to allow the beneficial elements of the garlic infuse into the orange juice/olive oil mixture.
When the mixture is ready to use, shake the jar again and use a clean cotton swab to apply the mixture to the skin just on top of and surrounding your varicose veins. Massage the mixture in slightly, then cover the skin you applied the garlic oil to with plastic wrap or a warm, moist washcloth to help that mixture really penetrate your skin.
Leave the plastic or washcloth on your skin for 20-30 minutes, then remove it and massage your varicose veins for 2-3 more minutes.