I developed varicose veins after having my kids.
Q. Dear Terry, “I developed varicose veins after having my kids. Most of the time they don’t bother me, but sometimes after sitting or standing they get a little achy or itchy. I’m getting back into an exercise routine, which I hope will help. Are there any herbs that could help?” — R.K., Sumter, SC
A. Dear R.K., Two of the best botanicals for varicose veins are red vine leaf and butcher’s broom. Red vine leaf contains resveratrol, anthocyanins, and a range of other protective polyphenols, and has been clinically proven to relieve leg pain and swelling associated with varicose veins. Butcher’s broom is also extremely well known for treating varicose veins. Together, these two powerful botanicals have the ability to strengthen the veins of the legs and can help stop the discomfort you may be experiencing.
I recommend taking these ingredients twice per day. Look for red vine leaf that is standardized for the polyphenol, anthocyanin, and trans-resveratrol content. The butcher’s broom you choose should be standardized for ruscogenin content.
For additional support, you may want to consider adding in mesoglycan. Mesoglycan is a naturally occurring substance in the body and is an excellent source of glycosaminoglycans (also known as GAGs) – which are vital components for building the walls of our blood vessels and arteries. Mesoglycan works on the actual formation of blood vessel walls, helping them to be strong, yet flexible, plus it helps keep blood moving through our arteries and blood vessels. I would take mesoglycan twice daily.
Please keep in mind that while you may start to see changes within several weeks – patience is needed – as it may take up to 3-6 months to see the full benefits.
Terry . . . Naturally