Phytotherapy recommends herbal preparations that increase capillary resistance. This type of treatment has to be supplemented with a vegetarian, strictly hyposod diet.
In the winter months, the older people move slowly and at high risk because of the thick layer of snow and slippery ice. When spring comes, everyday concerns require more movement both in garden and field work, as well as on asphalt roads.
Now there is a big impediment. The heavy and tired legs move with great pain, either in the muscles, due to illnesses caused by peripheral blood circulation through arteries and veins, or in aged bones, with rheumatism and arthrosis.
During this period, medical offices are increasingly visited by patients who claim pain in their feet, describing the characteristic symptoms of phlebitis, thrombosis, varicose veins and varicose ulcers.
Flebitis is manifested by inflammation of the veins, sometimes with clots forming inside, which blocks the flow of blood vertically. The superficial flare is characterized by the appearance of a red, inflamed and painful cord across the vein.
Thrombophlebitis is located in the veins and consists of inflammation of the wall of the blood vessel and formation of a clot (thromb) adherent to the inner wall as a result of intravenous blood clotting. There is a partial or total obstruction of the vein, first in the foot of the foot and then in the vein of the calf, the femoral vein and the iliac.
Varicose veins are dilations, deformations and pathological, permanent and irregular pathological elongations of superficial vessels, especially in the legs, due to the loss of elasticity and lax structure of the venous wall.
Varicose ulceration is a complication of varicose veins that causes a chronic, hardly healing ulceration. The onset of the disease is favored by prolonged standing, endocrine and metabolic disorders, diabetes, advanced anemia, obesity, hypertension, circulatory disturbances and, especially, local necrosis trauma.
For phlebitis and thrombosis, internal treatment uses:
– yellow sulphide infusion with effects in thickened blood fluid, blockage of coagulation (due to the content of coumarin) and combating veno-lymphatic insufficiency (through the beneficial action of flavonoids);
– infusion of cranberry leaves with healing action due to its content in flavonoids, tannins and vitamin P, with effect in reducing inflammatory processes, increasing capillary resistance and regulating the permeability of blood vessels;
– Infusion from dried leaves of vines (red varieties) with capillary fragility reduction effects due to anthocyanoside content;
– mixture of flowers of wild chestnut, arnica and hawthorn, rosehip and mountain spruce, horsetail and birch leaves (in equal parts), from which an infusion of three spoonfuls of crushed mixture to 500 ml of boiling water is prepared; three cups a day, after meals;
– a decoction of dried leaves of thorns and shepherd’s, with a role in avoiding clots, being a good tonic of smooth muscles and vessel walls;
– tincture of sulphinous flowers and lanceolate, herbaceous herb and three-breasted slats, willow bark, oak and wild chestnut (in equal parts); take 30 drops two to three times a day, 20-30 minutes before main meals, in two or three weeks a month.
In external use it is recommended:
– chestnut or honeysuckle decoction legs, fern rhizomes or pediculus infusion or spring rustle (one punch per liter of water) with the addition of little vinegar;
– powdered cataplasm of arnica or St. John’s wort, mixed with flax flour or clay powder in a little water.
For varicose veins and varicose ulcer
Internally, it is recommended:
– infusion of sage, yellow sulphide or live nettle with healing, depurative and tonic effects in activating blood circulation and in stimulating the repair of ulcerated tissues;
– Mixtures of marigold flowers, sage leaves, horse-radish herbs, wild chestnut flowers and bark, dandelion roots and daphnia from which an infusion with scarring, depurative and tonic effect is prepared, in activating blood circulation and stimulating repairing tissues damaged by ulceration;
– a mixture of vine leaves and hazelnuts with a herringbone from which a teaspoon is taken with 200 ml of boiling water, infused and two to three teas are infused and have effects on blood thinning and stopping inflammatory processes.
In phlebitis and thrombophlebitis:
It is based on the consumption of raw vegetables and juices, as well as fruit juices (apples, lemons, oranges, grapefruit). Good results give the juice mix with: red beet (300 ml), carrot (200 ml), red apples (100 ml), white cabbage (100 ml), celery (50 ml) and raw potatoes (20 ml)