Spider veins is a term which describes swollen and twisted veins that resemble a branched tree and usually appear on the legs. The condition occurs due to a number of factors, and affects women more than men. In general, spider veins are a simple aesthetic problem, but sometimes, they may indicate a variety of cardiovascular diseases. Unless medical treatment is necessary, it’s best to treat the condition naturally.
Spider veins on the legs usually have a deep blue color, although they can be red and purple as well. Spider veins are not the same as varicose veins. Angioectasis (spider veins) is a different condition in which smaller veins become visible on the skin’s surface. Besides the legs, they can also appear on the face.
AS we mentioned, there’s a number of factors that cause the appearance of spider veins. The most usual factors are genetics, hormonal imbalance, being overweight, constant use of contraceptives, poor blood circulation or standing prolonged for a long period. Although there are a few treatments for the problem, there are also numerous natural remedies that can help. Here are the best:
Apple cider vinegar
According to a recent study, ACV can indeed reduce the appearance of spider veins. The study examined a small group of patients that applied ACV on the affected areas, while another group used a common medical treatment. After 3 months, the results showed that ACV successfully treated the problem without any side-effects.
To use ACV against the condition, you need to dip a towel in ACV and wrap it on the affected area and leave it to work 15-20 minutes. Repeat the process twice a day until you see the spider veins disappear. For best results, you should also drink ACV every day. Just add a teaspoon of it in a cup of warm water, and drink the beverage twice a day before meals. In just a month or two, you will experience significantly reduced inflammation in the veins.