Varicose veins is the condition where your veins get enlarged and gets sort of a gnarled look.
Any vein in the body can become varicose, but those commonly affected are those in the legs
and feet. This is so because the posture while standing and walking increases the pressure on
the veins of the lower body.
While for some people, this can simply cause a cosmetic concern, for others, varicose veins
can cause pain and discomfort. Sometimes varicose veins lead to serious complications.
The causes of varicose vein may be connected to obesity, professions that require standing
for a long time, a sedentary lifestyle, constipation arising constantly, hypertension, old age,
pregnancy and irregular food habits
Ayurveda suggests to avoid foods that cause an impairment of Vata and Pitta in the body are
to be avoided—Example of such foods are junk foods, salty foods, excess spicy foods, dry
food etc. Quit smoking.
Avoid standing for long periods of time as it is a direct cause of the problem.
Ayurveda mentions many herbal drugs— like bark of the Arjun tree, Ashwagandha etc.—they
help to enforce the valves of the vein and promote a healthy circulation in the veins of the
Therapies can also help in normalizing the circulation. Basti or colon therapy, leech therapy
also known as jaoulavachara, rakstha mookshana (blood-letting treatment).
As home remedies, a mixture of ajwain and ginger maybe taken daily on an empty stomach.
2. Include Jeera water as part of one’s water intake.