Spider veins aren’t just a cosmetic issue. They’re a smaller type of varicose veins. Having them could indicate poor circulation…1 And that means nutrients could take longer to get where you need them most. It can also bring on even more embarrassing problems… Like erectile dysfunction. But there are simple solutions that can help.
Here are five natural ways to get rid of spider veins.
1. Use This Extract for Elastic Veins
It does more than fight high blood pressure… Grape seed extract (GSE) also contains oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes. These compounds reduce vein leakage. This is what causes these damaged veins to show through your skin.2
Studies also show GSE reduces chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). It’s a condition that can cause varicose veins. GSE protects the endothelial cell membranes—and improves elasticity within blood vessels.3 In other words…it prevents and repairs damage to your veins so they can work properly.4
You’ll want to take it in capsule form—or as a concentrated liquid—to get the most benefit.
2. Find the Strange Seed That’s Safer Than Surgery
Another seed extract you can take comes from horse chestnuts… You may know them as buckeyes. Horse chestnut seed extract (HCSE) could be the most effective natural treatment for varicose veins…and other symptoms of CVI.5
HCSE contains bioflavonoids that restore elasticity to weakened veins… Just like grape seed extract. But there’s even more research behind this one. A systematic review of studies from the Cochrane Database found it is “effective and safe as a symptomatic short-term treatment for CVI.”6 This is less risky—and costly—than surgery. Remember…spider veins are a symptom of CVI.
You can use this extract orally or topically. Just don’t try to prepare your own raw formulations. Buckeyes contain esculin… It’s a harmful toxin. You need to remove it before the extract is safe to use.7
3. Eat These Inflammation-Slaying Fats
Eating more omega-3 fatty acids may be the easiest way to help ward off spider veins. You already know they decrease inflammation. This alone may help shrink bulging veins. And there’s another factor to consider…
One of the symptoms of an omega-3 deficiency is poor circulation. This is because omega-3s thin your blood. This helps improve blood flow. It also helps get important nutrients where they need to go. These fats can even build stronger vein walls.8
You know wild caught salmon, pastured eggs, and raw walnuts are some of the best natural sources of these fatty acids. If you’re going to supplement, aim for at least a gram of quality fish oil—from liquid or soft gels—each day.
4. Take This Ayurvedic Double-Threat
Ayurvedic medicine uses gotu kola for treating everything from memory to asthma to skin conditions. Its chemical makeup allows it to help erase spider veins too.
Gotu kola contains triterpenic fraction of Centella asiatica (TTFCA). It’s a compound that helps your body produce collagen and elastin. These are two types of connective tissue your veins need to stay strong. Having stronger veins lowers your risk of developing spider veins. It also improves blood flow. This helps remove the spider veins you already have—and can prevent new ones from popping up.9
Gotu kola can be taken in capsule or powder form. You can even enjoy it as a tea.
5. Apply Shakespeare’s Favorite Poison
Arnica is a homeopathic remedy for bruises. You may know it by the name Wolf’s Bane… It was one of Shakespeare’s favorite poisons. But it may also help eliminate your spider veins. Arnica decreases inflammation and boosts circulation. Chinese healers have used it to treat heart palpitations and high blood pressure.10
Your best bet is to use it as a topical gel or cream. You can also find it in pill form… But too much arnica can be dangerous. Less is more in this case. Most homeopathic preparations are low enough to be safe.11
Forget injecting dangerous chemicals into your veins… Or zapping them with hot lasers.12 Try these natural remedies instead. Using them could mean fewer spider veins—and preventing new ones…even improving your circulation. You can find them in most health food stores or online.
In Good Health,
Publisher, INH Health Watch