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Homemade Garlic Oil To Alleviate Varicose Veins

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Varicose veins are veins that have become abnormally thick, full of twists and turns, or enlarged. This homemade garlic oil can help reduce the inflammation and cure the veins.

Varicose veins are veins that have become abnormally thick, are full of twists and turns, or are enlarged. These can form anywhere in the body, but they are most often located in the legs.

How Does Garlic Help?

  • It can break down the protein content in the body and distribute it evenly, which will increase the protein supply to the lower limb region.
  • It can break up toxins in the body and stimulate their release, in addition to reducing inflammation and increasing healthy circulation throughout the body.1
  • Adding garlic to your diet or regularly applying garlic oil to the varicose veins can quickly reduce their appearance and discomfort.2

Recipe For Homemade Garlic Oil

Ingredients

  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 3 oranges
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

Method Of Preparation

Finely slice the six garlic cloves, put them in a clean jar with a lid, add the juice of three oranges, and then add two tbsp of olive oil. Let this mixture sit for 12 hours before you use it. Shake it well before usage.

Directions Of Use

Pour several drops of the garlic mixture on your fingers, and rub it on the areas of concern in a circular motion.  Put a plastic bag on the area and wrap the legs with a bandage or a warm cloth. Repeat this process every night.

Other Effective Home Remedies

  • Olive oil, cayenne pepper, apple cider vinegar, witch hazel, parsley, horse chestnut, grapeseed oil, pine bark, and marigold can help to alleviate varicose veins.3 4
  • You can eliminate or change some lifestyle habits that can exacerbate varicose veins, including standing for long periods of time, taking up impact exercises or sports, being overweight, wearing high heels, keeping a sedentary lifestyle, excessive alcohol intake, and smoking.

References   [ + ]

1. Tsai, Tzung‐Hsun, Po‐Jung Tsai, and Su‐Chen Ho. “Antioxidant and Anti‐inflammatory Activities of Several Commonly Used Spices.” Journal of Food Science 70, no. 1 (2005): C93-C97.
2. Greens, Dark Leafy. “Varicose Veins.” (1984).
3. Abu-Rabia, Aref. “Herbs as a food and medicine source in Palestine.” Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention 6, no. 3 (2005): 404.
4. Steinkraus, K. H., K. B. Shapiro, J. H. Hotchkiss, and R. P. Mortlock. “Investigations into the antibiotic activity of tea fungus/kombucha beverage.” Acta Biotechnologica 16, no. 2‐3 (1996): 199-205.