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Infused tea

If you are looking for a new daily habit that will be beneficial for your varicose veins, drinking herbal tea could be the answer. A nice steaming cup of hot tea is not only relaxing and delicious but can soothe many symptoms of varicose veins and spider veins as it soothes your soul. Regularly sipping on these superstar teas that are loaded with antioxidants and polyphenols can help relieve and manage the symptoms of vein disease. Our favorite vein-friendly teas include ginger, green, turmeric and chamomile. We recommend trying them all to see which tea is best for your varicose vein symptoms. Hint: it’s probably the one(s) you love to drink the most!

Ginger Tea

Ginger is a superfood known for its ability to improve blood circulation. It has been shown to lower blood pressure and have a thinning effect on the blood. There is a protein in veins called fibrin that can build up too much and cause bulging, hardness, and lumpiness in varicose veins. Ginger has the natural ability to break up excess fibrin, which improves vein health and blood circulation. The result is less prominent varicose veins and less visible spider veins with fewer annoying symptoms.

Green Tea

Green tea is rich in bioflavonoids and antioxidants making it a showstopper for vein health. These near-magical compounds come with many health benefits that include strengthening the walls of blood vessels, inhibiting blood clots, and reducing swelling and inflammation. These effects are all great for varicose vein sufferers. Stronger veins are less likely to develop varicosities in the first place. and drinking a compound that inhibits blood clots is smart since having varicose veins automatically increases blood clot risk. Note: there is caffeine in green tea, so you may want to opt for a decaffeinated version if you are sensitive to it.

Turmeric Tea

Turmeric is masterful at calming inflammation. For a varicose vein sufferer, the powerful anti-inflammatory effects can mean reductions in burning sensations and pain in their veins. Another power of turmeric is that it acts as a blood cleanser and inhibits platelet aggregation. This essentially thins the blood and improves blood flow throughout the body. Thinner blood allows the valves in the veins to resume their normal functioning more easily and reduces the incidence and symptoms of varicosities.

Chamomile Tea

The soothing effect of chamomile is well known–making it a common bedtime drink. Besides the ability to soothe nerves, chamomile has proven anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Many varicose vein sufferers find it can help reduce lower leg edema and relieve the pain and discomfort that goes with it. It also works well when applied topically in a cream.

Shoot for 2-3 cups of tea per day, alternating types as you wish. We suggest adding a bit of raw honey to your cup of tea for an added health boost and a bit of sweetness. Wishing you joy and healthier veins from your new tea habit!

If you’re ready to get some professional treatment for your varicose veins, we can help. Reach out to schedule a consultation with one of our providers and learn about the latest non-invasive treatment options for permanent relief.

Kathleen Kropp