27 Jun 2015

Are there any herbs or supplements I can take for varicose veins?

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Answer: There is no substitute for a healthy lifestyle. No pill, supplement, oil or ointment will cure venous insufficiency or varicose veins. You should see a vein expert with The Vein Guys® of Wisconsin to learn more about vein disease and the proven ways it can be treated. And while it’s always best to check with your physician before making any changes to your diet or medications, there are several herbs thought to have a positive effect on cardiovascular health. Since veins deliver blood back toward the heart, why not add a few healthy (and tasty!) ways to improve circulation?

Garlic: The benefits of garlic have been known for ages. Try adding extra garlic powder to pasta sauce or jazz up French bread with some organic, butter from grass fed cows.

Oregano: Bursting with anti-oxidants, this delicious herb adds flavor to all kinds of dishes. Try sprinkling some on your morning eggs and enjoy the vitamin C to boot!

Green Tea: According to WebMD.com, the researchers published an article in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation that found that people who drink green tea have better blood vessel function just 30 minutes after consuming green tea!

Hawthorn: The berries, leaves and flowers from this plant contain beneficial flavonoids that may help dilate blood vessels, improve blood flow, and protect the blood vessels from damage.* You’ll find Hawthorn in capsulate form or in tea, but check with your doctor about the recommended dosage. *Source: Hawthorn | University of Maryland Medical Center http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/hawthorn…

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