Heat dilates veins and blood vessels and hinders venous return. Adverse heredity and hormonal changes during menopause also do not help. Another aggravating factor: the long weeks of sedentary lifestyle during confinement, which may have been accompanied by detrimental weight gain. ” It’s time to resume sustained daily physical activity, to enrich your diet with fruits and vegetables against constipation, which is the enemy of venous tone, and to drink at least a liter and a half of water a day. “, advises Dr Véronique Baumann, author of Practical homeopathy: the guide for the whole family, (Larousse Poche 2018 editions). And to gain weight faster, she recommends targeted natural remedies.
Heavy legs: the ideal homeopathic remedy
This medicine is normally based on an individualized approach, depending on the field of each. But, the homeopathic pharmacopoeia also has a medicine for the venous comfort of the greatest number: Hamamelis Compound (in granules or drops). It combines several strains: Hamamelis virginiana, Anemone Pulsatilla, Echinacea angustifolia, Fluoricum acid, Aesculus Hippocastanum and Viburum Prunifolium.
Dosage: take 20 drops in a glass of water 10 minutes before meals; or 3 granules 3 times a day, and 4 times during a trip. Wait a few days to see the benefits.
Phytotherapy: the best plants against venous insufficiency
One can bet on the glycerine macerate of vasculoprotective and venotonic blackcurrant; witch hazel or ginkgo biloba capsules very effective on the capillaries; horse chestnut tablets, in particular to limit edema; the vasoconstrictor red vine in tablets or capsules, which counterbalances the effect of heat. Most of these components are also the richness of balms for occasional local applications. Consult your pharmacist.
Heavy legs: the ideal essential oil for poor circulation
Perfect if you suffer from poor blood circulation, essential oil of cypress: mix three drops with a dose of vegetable oil (sweet almond for example), then massage from the tips of the feet to the hips. Pre-dosed and practical: pharmaceutical preparations with multiple essential oils, such as Capsules or Light Legs Gel from Phytosun Aroms.
Attention : very concentrated and powerful, essential oils should be used with caution.
Trace elements that promote venous return
Manganese and cobalt associated (1 ampoule per day until improvement) promote blood circulation and relieve the lower limbs.
The little extra: Weleda Copper Tonic Gel. Keep in the refrigerator to always apply it fresh and increase the vasoconstrictor effect.
Heavy legs: the best tips for relieving yourself
- A cold foot bath: Disperse 3 drops of essential oil of field mint, very rich in menthol, in a dose of liquid soap and soak for a good quarter of an hour.
- A red vine herbal tea: it is perfect against venous insufficiency. Infuse a small handful of leaves in half a liter of water. To drink hot or cold.
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