Varicose Vein Treatment: 3 Delicious Root Teas That Help
Varicose vein treatment is often a multi-pronged approach, There are clinical treatments like sclerotherapy, endovenous laser therapy, and ambulatory phlebectomy. These are outpatient procedures that are quite effective. There is also several type sof varicose vein treatment you can do at home. One of the most pleasant of these options are drinking delicious teas! Below are three root teas that will help you fight the symptoms and formation of varicose veins.
1. Ginger Tea
This tea has to be right at the top of the list for at home therapeutic varicose vein treatment. Ginger root not only improves the circulation, it’s also a powerful anti-inflammatory and detoxifying health food. This is important because most varicose veins are inflamed and edema causes toxins to build up in your bodily fluids. The active chemicals in ginger that gives it the “magic” are gingerols and zingerone.
While you can buy pre-made ginger tea bags, fresh ginger will help a great deal more. Luckily, fresh ginger has become so popular in the American diet over the last decade, it is now sold at most American grocery stores. To make fresh ginger root tea, simply grate some fresh ginger (at least a tablespoon) into a cup, pour boiling water over it, cover the cup, and let it simmer for about 10-15 minutes.
You can drink ginger root tea straight or add a good squeeze of lemon and or honey. Some people strain the grated ginger out of the tea before they drink it. However, ginger is also a great source of fiber if you want to eat the sediments at the bottom of your cup.
If the weather is hot, you can put your ginger tea in the refrigerator to make icy cold ginger tea which makes a very refreshing summertime drink. Add some fresh watermelon juice for an extra delightful hot July treat!
2. Turmeric Tea
Turmeric is in the ginger family. In fact, it looks like a bright orange ginger root. In fact, it used to be used as a fabric dye and the powered form is still a great natural way to dye Easter eggs bright yellow or orange (depending on how long you leave the eggs in the dye)! However, even though turmeric looks a lot like ginger, the taste is quite different. You can make fresh turmeric tea just like fresh ginger tea but adding it to warm milk, instead of hot water, is a traditional Indian style hot beverage. You can also try a combination of ginger root and turmeric root in a tea as the two roots complement each other well.
Turmeric root has been used for thousands of years in Asian and Middle Eastern cultures. The active chemical in turmeric that does it’s “magic” is curcumin. Not only does turmeric improve your circulation, it is a well known cold remedy, especially if you also add a little honey. It’s also known to prevent blood clots, a problem that some people with varicose veins have.
3. Burdock Root Tea (also called Gobo Cha)
Burdock root tea, while lesser known than ginger or turmeric, at least in the United States, should be in the arsenal of all home based varicose vein treatment. It has amazing detox capabilities, purifying the blood and the lymph. It is also known for its ability to get the lymph moving again and improving circulation if you have stagnant blood. As an added bonus, burdock root has been proven to naturally lower blood sugar!
Burdock root is the tuber of the Arctium lappa plant, a member of the daisy family, just like the more famous detoxifier, dandelions. If you’ve ever bought a “detox tea” from the store that contained a medley of herbs, dried burdock root was likely one of the ingredients.
If you’ve never tasted burdock root tea, you’re in for a treat! Burdock tea has an earthy flavor with a hint of sweetness (due to the inulin content) and slightly bitter overtones. It is often mixed with roasted dandelion, and sometimes chicory, to form a strong bodied tea that is drunk as a non-caffeinated coffee substitute. Some coffeehouses even make lattes out of this mixture. Nettles are another ingredient often added to burdock tea.
– If you want to use these teas as an effective varicose vein treatment, you need to drink them on a regular basis.
– Change up the flavor by adding different types of fresh mint to your brew.
– A shake or two of black pepper, just before drinking, adds some tasty zip to all three of these root teas. Black pepper is known to improve blood circulation, as well as confer many other health benefits such as breaking down fat and weight loss. Black pepper also contains BCP (Beta-CaryoPhyllene) which strengthen the immune system.