Olive Oil For Varicose Veins


Varicose veins are nothing but twisted and enlarged veins.  The veins most commonly affected are those in your legs,   but Any other superficial vein may become varicosed too.

Symptoms of varicose veins

Varicose veins may be painless. Signs you may have varicose veins include:

  • Purplish/ blue color veins
  • Twisted bulged veins that appear like chords.

When painful signs and symptoms occur, they may include:

  •  Heavy feeling in your legs and aches.
  • Burning, throbbing, muscle cramping and swelling in your lower legs
  • When the pain worsens after standing/ sitting for long periods.
  • Itching around veins
  • Skin discoloration around a varicose vein
Risk factors
1. Age
2. Sex
3. Pregnancy
4. Family history
5.Standing/ sitting for a long time
Unfortunately, there are not many treatments available for varicose veins, though just a few over the counter lotions might be helpful. In this scenario, we can opt for the very versatile olive oil for the treatment and quick relief.
Olive oil and marigold treatment for varicose veins
Properties of olive and marigold
1. Anti-inflammatory
2. Toners
4. Reduction in size of dilated veins
5. Activate blood flow in affected areas

Massaging this treatment onto the skin relieves the heavy feeling caused by this condition. It also stimulates the functions of the lymphatic system this enables the optimal elimination of the toxins and liquids that make it difficult to improve the appearance of varicose veins.

This treatment isn’t a miracle cure. However, its regular use improves the results obtained from our diet and other habits that can eliminate them.
This remedy is cost-effective and time-saving too.

  • 10 fresh marigold flowers
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • A glass bottle with lid
  • Finely chop the flowers and put in a jar
  • Pour in the olive oil, so as it covers the flowers.
  • Seal the jar well, and let it rest for 10 days, in a dark place.
  • After this time, separate the flower remains from the oil and then put them on your body.
How to use this treatment
  •  Gentle massage it onto the areas affected by the varicose veins.
  • Rub in smooth, circular and continuous movements, while gently pressing the area to stimulate blood flow.
  • Make sure the product absorbs well and leave it on overnight.

Practice this 3 – 4 times a week for best results. Preferably before hitting the bed.

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