No matter what type of ailment or illness you suffer with, you’ll always come across home remedies claiming to help. The latest natural miracle cure being advertised for varicose veins is a mixture of grape seed and jojoba oil.
It is claimed this great home remedy can minimise varicose veins in just one month when combined with massages and an hour of exercise each day. But does it really work and are home remedies really effective?
Can home remedies help?
While there is certainly no harm in trying home remedies such as this one, it is highly unlikely they will be very effective.
The jojoba and grape seed oils are said to be packed full of anti-inflammatory benefits. This in theory, will help to reduce the swelling associated with varicose veins. However, it will not actually treat the problem. It may make the condition easier to live with, but it won’t get to the root of the issue. Therefore, the minute you stop using them, the varicose veins are sure to return.
It’s a common misconception that varicose veins are harmless. While most generally are, there is always the potential for them to lead to serious health problems. In severe cases, blood clots can form which travel up the legs to the lungs heart. So, before you try out home remedies, it’s advisable to seek help from a vein specialist to see if treatment would be a safer option.
Treatment options available
With so many different treatment options available for varicose veins, it makes sense to have the condition looked at, rather than trying out ineffective home remedies.
The main reason most people don’t seek treatment is because they think the only option is surgery. However, there are a lot of non-invasive, virtually pain-free options available these days, some of which can even be done in your lunch break.
At the Cornwall Vein Clinic, we have the largest number of approved varicose vein treatments available. From Cyanoacrylate glue to ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy – there’s a treatment choice to suit all types of varicose veins.
Overall, some home remedies are great at providing relief from the symptoms of varicose veins. However, they should never be used as an alternative to actual treatment.