Best essential oil for varicose veins
Discover the best oils for varicose veins
Varicose veins are usually a twisted, enlarged veins, most commonly appearing in the legs. Varicose veins are generally of benign nature. The cause of this condition is not known. For many people there are no symptoms and varicose veins are simply a cosmetic concern. In some cases, they cause aching pain and discomfort or signal an underlying circulatory problem.
The abnormal swelling of veins in the legs is a symptom of a poor circulation, with a loss of elasticity in the walls of the veins and particularly in their valves. When valves are functioning normally, they prevent blood from flowing back away from the heart, but when they are not, then blood may stagnate in the vein, which becomes swollen and twisted, causing aching and fatigue of the legs.
The main causes may be prolonged standing, poor nutrition, lack of exercises and anything that reduces the circulation in the legs or sometimes the condition is inherited.
Essential oils are beneficial for tonifying the veins
Essential oils as aromatherapy treatment need to support the general tone of the veins. The following properties of the essential oils are beneficial for the treatment of the varicose veins:
Best oil for varicose veins
One of the most important oils for strengthening the veins is cypress as a true venous blood decongestant as well as astringent.
It can be used as a bath oil, and applied, very gently, over the area of the affected veins. Massage can be used above the affected area of the vein (closer to the heart) in upward strokes but must never be used below the varicosity, as this will only increase the pressure in the vein.
Cypress essential oil should be blended in a carrier by a certified aromatherapist.
Gentle exercise or yoga are helpful as well as resting with the legs in the higher position than the head to decrease the discomfort.
It may take months to produce an improvement in the varicose veins and sometimes it is useful to vary essential oils from time to time. The alternatives to cypress are lavender, lemon, juniper, and rosemary essential oils. Daily application is needed.
Here are the best oils for varicose veins
Calendula infused oil
Wheatgerm carrier oil
We have a synergistic blend “Varicose Vein essential oil blend” and this of course is great to help you with varicose veins which is used and recommended by our customers. The varicose vein blend is composed of cypress, geranium, lavender, lemon, and peppermint essential oils.