Horse chestnuts contain aescin, which works within the body to strengthen and tone the venous walls, valves, and capillaries.
For unknown reasons, people who suffer from varicose veins have a high level of certain enzymes that weaken capillary walls, thus allowing blood to leak out into the tissue. Aescin in horse chestnuts blocks the function of these enzymes.
Horse chestnuts also contain Coumadin, a substance that researchers have identified as being a blood thinner. This is why the nuts are able to improve circulation throughout the body and to help keep blood moving instead of pooling in the veins.
Furthermore, horse chestnuts work to increase the body’s ability to move excess fluid from tissue into capillaries where it can be carried away and eliminated. This helps relieve edema and swelling related to sprains.
Horse chestnut salve brings soothing relief when applied topically. If used consistently, the salve will noticeably shrink bulging varicose veins and spider veins.
Massage gently onto varicose veins and spider veins or apply to haemorrhoids. Horse chestnut is also helpful for:
- legs and ankles that are tired and puffy after a long day standing
- restless leg syndrome (apply just before bed)
- the swelling of sprains
Apply horse chestnut oil or salve 1-2 times each day.
Whether your concern is shrinking varicose for health reasons, relieving the discomfort of haemorrhoids, or getting rid of spider veins for purely cosmetic reasons, natural relief for varicose veins can be as simple (and enjoyable) as gently massaging horse chestnut salve over the affected areas each evening.
Ingredients: Horse Chestnuts, Shea Butter, DMSO, Olive Oil, Beeswax, Helichrysum, Yarrow, Cypress, Lavender, Frankincense, Geranium.