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Varicose Veins Treatment in Ayurved

Ayurvedic medicine has been used for centuries to treat various health conditions. One of these is varicose veins. Varicose veins are a common health complaint in people like security guards, guards, cops, soldiers, teachers, drivers, and those involved in standing for a long time. These are veins that have become swollen, dilated, twisted, and lose their ability to shrink or re-establish their original status. They often occur in the legs.

Ayurveda explains varicose veins as ‘Siraja granthi’. Ayurvedic treatment for varicose veins uses several different types of therapy, including traditional medications and lifestyle practices.


  • Intake of abhishyandi (which occlude channels) food like curd, lassie, deep-fried foods, heavy non-veg foods, aerated drinks for a longer time.
  • Excess work
  • Weight lifting
  • Long walking
  • Excessive standing


  1. Aching pain in the lower limb
  2. Numbness or neuritis
  3. Heaviness
  4. Tiredness
  5. Tortuous veins
  6. Discoloration of the veins or skin

Treatment of Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins Treatment in Ayurveda


One of the factors that can influence dosha imbalance is diet. Because of this, Ayurvedic treatment of varicose veins involves avoiding foods that can unbalance vata.

Food types to avoid include:

  • Bitter foods – Bitter foods have a sharp, dry taste. A few examples include leafy green vegetables, eggplant, and bitter melon.
  • Pungent foods – These are foods with spicy taste. Some examples include chiles, turnips, and radishes.
  • Astringent foods – These are foods that leave your mouth feeling dry. Astringent foods can include some types of legumes, grains, and fruits.

Leech Therapy

Leech therapy aims to promote better blood flow around varicose veins. When a leech attaches to your skin, it naturally secretes a blood thinning compound. This keeps blood in the affected area flowing as the leech feeds.

Enema Therapy

This type of therapy involves the use of medicated enemas. These are administered rectally on a specific schedule. Like Ayurvedic medicines, they contain a variety of natural ingredients.

Ayurvedic Drugs

  • Kaishore guggulu – It acts as an ageing skin health promoter, joint health, natural blood cleanser, useful as supportive dietary herbal supplement in many health conditions such as diabetes, skin diseases etc.
  • Sarivadyasava – It is used as natural blood detox medication.
  • Chirabilvadi kashaya – It relieves bloating, improves digestion power.
  • Punarnavashtaka kwatha – It helps in relieving inflammatory conditions.

Home Remedies

Prepare a fine paste by mixing equal quantities of Vacha (Acorus calamus) powder, Turmeric, and Tulsi (Holy Basil). Add aloe vera juice to the mixture and apply the resulting paste along the length of the varicose veins. Allow the paste to remain in place for 1-2 hours to facilitate its therapeutic effects. 15 – 20 days of regular application relieves the aching pain of the varicose vein.

Prepare the Karanja drink by combining 10 ml each of the leaf juice of Karanja (Pongamia pinnata) and Castor, along with 5 ml of honey. Mix the ingredients thoroughly, and consume this mixture on an empty stomach for a duration of 21 days. It helps in partial correction of the blood circulation in the varicose area.

Lifestyle Advice

Rest to the limbs – If your job makes you to stand for long hours, make sure to sit for a while, in between.

Elevated legs – While sleeping, keep a pillow beneath your feet. This will keep the feet elevated and ensures that the blood flow is good in the legs.

Moderate exercise – It will make your legs strong and also keep the blood vessels in pretty good shape.

Wearing Varicose Veins Socks – Available in Medical stores, is a good way of preventing/ treating varicose veins of feet and legs.


    • Team Ayurvedopedia

      During pregnancy, one must avoid every type of medication except multivitamin medications recommended by gynecologists. The patient can opt for ‘lifestyle advice’ along with ‘Paste application’ for suppressing the symptoms. But if the symptoms persist, then consult ayurvedic practitioners for necessary medications.

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