The most effective herbs and natural remedies to relieve typical ailments related to poor venous circulation, such as heavy, tired, swollen and painful legs.
While it is normal to feel pain and heaviness in the legs after physical exertion , it is not when the problem occurs on a daily basis .
Many often it is a disorder linked to the circulatory system and in particular to venous insufficiency , a blood circulation disorder that can be of a more or less severe degree and that generally worsens with the arrival of the hot season.
This disorder can have several causes. The most common are:
- incorrect eating habits,
- use of certain medications,
- sedentary lifestyle,
- you always work standing up, in the same position.
- old age
Venous insufficiency, in addition to heaviness and pain, can also lead to the development of varicose veins , or varicose veins. Varicose veins are enlarged, swollen and twisted veins that often appear a blue, or dark purple color.
Other problems that can occur are swelling in the extremities and cramps , especially during the night.
How to relieve swelling, heaviness and pain in the legs?
Before undertaking any treatment, whether natural or pharmaceutical, it is always advisable and necessary to consult with your doctor.
Having said that, now we are going to see what we can do to take care of our legs and improve this pathological state in a natural way .
1 – Proper nutrition
Many of our problems start here, from a bad diet. In fact , overweight and obesity represent the major risk factors for the development of vascular diseases, such as venous insufficiency. They are therefore a direct cause of fatigue and heaviness in the legs.
In this sense, one of the key points, in addition to avoiding ” junk foods ” as much as possible , should be to reduce the glycemic load, that is to eat foods that contain less sugar , since they are the main culprits of both weight gain, that of cardiovascular problems.
This not only means eating less sweets, but also paying attention to traditional foods, such as bread, pasta, potatoes and other products with a high glycemic impact.
On the other hand, vegetables are excellent, rich in minerals and vitamins, as well as flavonoids with antioxidant activity. Vegetables are also valuable in promoting the elimination of excess fluids. We should always choose seasonal vegetables and consume them at every meal.
But I’m not here to tell you what you should or shouldn’t eat. My advice, especially if you are overweight, is to consult a good nutritionist, who will guide you and help you achieve your goals.
2 – Physical activity
To reactivate your circulation, it is essential to do some daily physical activity.This does not mean that you have to become an athlete, even a good half hour walk every day can make a huge difference.
There are also specific exercises to tone and strengthen the leg muscles.
3 – Cold water
Another no-cost remedy is to take advantage of the beneficial properties of cold water. Cold water applied to the legs helps to reactivate circulation and promotes the elimination of water stagnation in these areas of the body.
You can apply cold water while you are taking a shower, or during the bath, just direct the jet of cold water on the legs starting from the ankles and going up towards the groin. The cold causes a vasoconstriction and, therefore, a subsequent vasodilation that reactivates the circulation, oxygenates the tissues and also has a draining action .
Even walks in the water, for example in the sea, or even better on the bank of a river, where the water is very cold, help a lot to reactivate the circulation. In this case, physical activity (walk) is combined with the beneficial action of water, obtaining an even better result.
4 – Herbs and ointments
We now come to natural remedies, such as herbs and ointments, which can help improve and reduce symptoms due to poor venous circulation, such as heavy and sore legs.
As I always say, nature is generous and also in this area, it has given us numerous extremely effective remedies.
Aloe for drinking and for external use
Aloe Vera and even more Aloe arborescens is a very useful remedy for detoxifying the body and promoting the elimination of excess fluids and toxins. Regular intake of Aloe juice can therefore help deflate the legs and provide relief. It also contains vitamins, mineral salts, bioflavonoids, chlorophyll and other substances with antioxidant and beneficial activity for blood circulation.
Aloe gel for topical use is also excellent for relieving pain in legs tired from long days on the move.
Aloe Arborescens juice, Father Zago’s original recipe 325ml/750 ml
- Packaging of 325ml and 750ml
- Ingredients: Aloe Arborescens, honey and distillate
- Italian product
- Company: Erbe di Mauro
Herbal teas to drink
- Sweet clover : sweet clover is a plant widespread throughout Europe whose flowering tops are used for the preparation of herbal teas, extracts and creams useful for blood circulation. It is in fact a natural source of coumarin, a substance with blood thinning activity and is useful for supporting the physiological functionality of the microcirculation. It also promotes the drainage of excess fluids.
- Ginkgo biloba : a plant of Asian origin, whose healing properties have been known for millennia. In particular for the beneficial action of this plant on the peripheral circulation and for its strong antioxidant activity. It can be used both as an herbal tea and as an extract in creams and ointments to improve circulation in the extremities and to combat ailments such as varicose veins and water retention.
- Red vine : another plant famous for its beneficial activity on the circulation is the red vine. Also in this case the leaves are used. The active ingredients of the red vine help to reduce the sense of fatigue and heaviness in legs and feet, because they promote venous circulation. Helps with fluid retention and thus reduce swelling.
- Birch : Birch has remarkable detoxifying properties thanks to its draining action which not only favors the purification of the body from toxins, but also helps the elimination of excess liquids, thus reducing the classic problems of swelling and heaviness in the legs.
Unity is strength! Try our herbal tea
Unity is strength is an Italian proverb used to emphasize that when a set of elements or a group of people combine together to achieve a certain goal, it will be easier to achieve it.
This is equally true in nature. Often the combined use of several herbs gives better results than the single remedy. The Chinese are well aware of this, and for millennia they have been using herbal mixtures to exploit the synergy between the various elements and obtain a much more effective product.
From the combination of herbs I just told you about, plus two other plants (Horsetail arvense and Hawthorn), we have obtained a blend of herbs that has a greater effect than the single plant.
We have named the herbal tea in question ” Circulation and Cellulite ” precisely because it is at the same time effective in combating disorders related to circulation and adipose tissues and accumulations of liquids typical of cellulite.
Creams for external use
The application of some specific herbal creams can promote peripheral blood flow, thus helping to cool down the legs, thus giving an instant feeling of well-being.
Our farm has formulated a specific cream for this purpose .
The cream in question contains several herbal extracts, including some already mentioned above, such as ginkgo biloba and birch, but also others that always act as a stimulus for blood flow and which also have a protective action on vessels and capillaries. , such as myrtle leaves and horse chestnut, and a tonic and refreshing action, such as mint. Not only that, for an even more effective action we have added the gel of our Aloe Vera plants, which also gives it also adds a moisturizing, soothing and antioxidant effect.
The cream was originally created for the treatment of varicose veins, so we called it ” Vari cream “, but then we realized that it was also extremely effective in combating swelling and heaviness in the legs. The important thing is to apply it regularly every day.
The product is a natural formulation, it does not contain parabens, paraffin, silicones or other petroleum derivatives. Try it now, order from our site by clicking here.
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