Varicose veins are a scourge that often lashes the feet of a modern person. As a result, the affected veins widen, curving and tangling in knots. The speed of the blood flow slows down, there are conditions for its stagnation, and thrombi (plugs from thickened blood) are formed.
Further more. Clots can clog the vein. And the inflammation of the vessel walls begins - thrombophlebitis, at best resulting in surgical intervention. The lack of blood circulation in the veins leads to trophic ulcers.
Varicose is a companion of hemorrhoids and prostatitis. Venous plexuses widen in the anus under the mucous membrane. They stagnate blood, hemorrhoids appear, terribly painful, bleeding. Venous stasis is formed in the prostate gland stricken with prostatitis.
Folk remedies for varicose veins
Medicine does not stop in the fight against insidious varicose veins, taking in its arsenal of new pharmacological drugs, a pervasive laser. But the old means of alternative medicine are not forgotten, because they have been tested for many generations. And they help to "calm down" the ailment, but you can not tarry. It has long been proven that the prevention of disease is the best method of treatment.
Let us recall some of the most frequently used remedies: potato juice inside and lotions, triturating veins with apple cider vinegar and taking it inside, walking on the morning dew in cotton socks, bandages from the mash grass of wormwood silvery on sour cream, lubrication of diseased veins with tincture of birch buds. Many claim that they were helped by a tincture made of chestnut fruits.
Let's clarify the "pedigree"
For the treatment you need horse chestnut. Landings have spread throughout Europe, some species reach Moscow. Horse chestnut is inedible, even without animals, even without eating. He is also called an acorn, an esculus (from the Latin Aésculus). Trees of horse chestnut are decorative, used in park gardening. He even "according to the documents" - not a relative of the noble chestnut, which is edible in fruits. Of course, these trees are similar. But they are from different families of the plant kingdom.
It was useful to man and famous chestnut horse as a fighter with diseases of veins. It lowers the viscosity of the blood, strengthens the filling of the venous system, thereby preventing thrombus formation. Ointments, tincture of chestnuts from varicose veins are successfully used as a tonic for strengthening the walls of veins, eliminate the inflammatory process in the vessels. Chestnut promotes the healing of varicose (trophic) ulcers. Helps to curb hemorrhoids. We will stop on such фитосредством, as tincture from chestnuts from varices. This is an effective drug that has long been popular. Why is it healing, what substances are concentrated in it?
The Secret of Power
For treatment, roots and bark of branches are used (collected during the sap movement), flowers, leaves (not yet turned yellow), seeds with skin (in September). All these parts of the tree contain medicinal organic substances. What is their strength in the fight against varicose veins?
In the bark and brown shell of seed rind there are tannins, saponin escin and fractosin glycosides and esculin, fatty oil. In flowers - flavonoids, rutin, pectin, kempferol derivatives. In the purified nuclei - starch, tannins and saponins, fatty oil, flavonoids.
Tannins (tannins) will compact and fix the protein molecules in the vein envelope, make them impermeable and smooth. Tannins taste astringent. For example, the mucous membrane of the mouth "dubes" (becomes dense) from them. The same happens with venous vessels: their walls become denser, fragility disappears, they are covered with a protective film, which prevents the penetration of infection, irritating substances.
Saponins (sapo - soap) are natural soaps, possess a bactericidal, therefore anti-inflammatory property. In chestnuts is present in the form of escin. This explains the use for the washing of the hands of the kernels of ripened chestnuts. The therapeutic effect of escin is that it tones the veins, drives the stagnant blood, relieves puffiness, reduces the lymph flow.
The glycosides of the coumarin series, esculin and fractin, have a gentle anticoagulant effect - they dilute the blood, and it accelerates its current through the veins. Improved blood circulation gives a resolving effect - trophic ulcers ("flowers" of varicose veins) are tightened.
Routine reduces vascular fragility and capillary permeability, dissolves cholesterol deposits, lowers blood pressure, relieves allergy and swelling.
Kempferol derivatives have anticancer and wound healing properties.
Fat oil restores cells, regulates metabolism, softens inflammation.
All these substances will contain and home tincture of chestnuts from varicose veins.
Tincture of horse chestnut is prohibited:
- for patients with diabetes mellitus;
- when thrombocytopenia (platelet deficiency means that blood coagulates badly, and this threatens with bleeding);
- for pregnant women in the first trimester;
- with hypotension (low blood pressure);
- with violations of menstruation.
Having made the decision to be treated with such a folk remedy, like a chestnut tincture, the recipe of which is in this text, consult a therapist. Please note that you must strictly observe the dosage - the plant is slightly poisonous.
How to make a chestnut tincture
To prepare the tincture for internal use for the treatment of venous insufficiency for such diseases as varicose, hemorrhoids, thrombophlebitis and prostatitis, 20 g of chestnut seeds crushed together with a brown skin (a surface spiked skin is thrown out), filled with 200 ml of vodka, will be needed.
Insisting in a glass bottle lasts a week in the dark. Daily shake the contents without opening the lid. Filtered tincture is taken on an empty stomach 3 times 30 drops each day. The course of treatment is 1 month. At the same time it is necessary to control the coagulability of blood - you need to do an analysis.
According to the therapeutic effect, the chestnut tincture, the recipe of which is given in the text, is no worse than those of pharmacy products such as "Escuzan" (Germany) and "Esflazid" (Russia). But home money will be much cheaper.
It is good to lubricate the inflamed veins on the legs with ointment simultaneously with taking the tincture. It is necessary to make a mixture: a powder of camomile flowers, sage leaves - 10 grams, chestnut kernels in a shell, crushed - 50 g, potato starch - 5 g. Mix the ingredients with 200 ml of chicken fat (melted and hot), burn for 2-3 hours In a water bath, after 12 hours of heating, heat to a boil, strain.
If joints hurt
Chestnut alcohol extract is used as an anti-inflammatory agent to relieve joint pain.
Tincture of chestnut for joints for external use (treatment of arthritis, rheumatism) is prepared quickly: 50 g of seeds in the shell crumbles and poured vodka - 0.5 liters. One hour after two insisting, the rubbing is suitable for rubbing into sore spots.
Tincture of chestnuts for joints affected by arthrosis: the fruit is cut into 3-4 parts, poured into the jar to the top and poured vodka to the brim. Close tightly with a lid and insist in the dark for 3 weeks - the medicine is ready. The liquid is drained and used for compresses on the joints.
When chestnuts blossom
Ripen fruits in the autumn. What to do if September is waiting for a long time. Not only alcohol tincture of chestnuts from varicose can help. In spring, juice from freshly cut flowers will suit the treatment of inflamed veins and hemorrhoids. It slows blood clotting. Dosage - 30 drops on an empty stomach twice a day. Spread the juice with water.
In the summer, apply to the swollen veins gruel from the chestnut leaves scrolled through the meat grinder.
A flower tincture of chestnut on vodka is prepared and used for future use. In a jar with 100 ml of vodka drop 20 g of torn flowers. After a week of infusion at room temperature in the dark, the drug will be ready. Drink it should be 30 drops in the morning and in the evening. Relief comes gradually, in about 3 weeks will be felt the result of the healing effect of flowering chestnut.
Those who are contraindicated tincture of chestnut on vodka (children, pregnant women, people dependent on alcohol), you can drink a decoction of bark from a tree trunk or branches. Fill in a liter of boiling water bark crushed 3 tbsp. L. Boil on low heat for 10 minutes. In the morning and at night drink half the glass.
Baths and baths
Not only with enlarged veins, but also with myalgia, neuralgia, rheumatism, gout, skin itching, baths with horse chestnut - from seeds or bark are effective. In a bucket of boiling water, boil 30 minutes of ground raw material - 1.5 kg. Strain, pour into the bath.
To prepare sessile tubs with hemorrhoids, you need to make a mixture of dry raw materials. It is necessary to combine: 3 portions of chestnut seeds, chamomile (flowers), sage grass, 5 servings of oak bark. 4 tbsp. L. Collecting pour in a thermos, pouring boiling water - 3 glasses. Strain after 2 hours. Bring the volume of the infusion to 2 liters of water (boiled chilled). The bath should be taken for at least 15 minutes.