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Swollen legs, let's see the main natural remedies and healthy tips
Astringent, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, useful in case of varicose veins, varicose ulcers, swollen and heavy legs, stagnation, couperose, hemorrhoids.
Horse chestnut, scientific name aesculus hippocastanum, takes its name from the Greek word hyppos, horse, since its fruits, also called conkers, were used as a stimulating remedy for horses. The conkers are the fruits of autumn, shiny and round, but they are not edible for humans since they are toxic due to the presence of a saponin called aescin. However, conkers, if applied externally in the form of a decoction, are an excellent remedy in case of stagnation, hemorrhoids, swollen legs but also ...
Natural remedies against water retention
Diet, massages and herbal teas, this is what can help to counteract water retention in the legs and ankles.
A long period of inactivity, a situation that has forced us home for weeks and maybe a diet low in fruit and vegetables and rich, instead, in processed foods full of salt ... here are some reasons why many of us may be struggling with an increased water retention especially in the legs and ankles. In this article we will not talk about edema caused by diseases but we will focus on fluid retention caused by lifestyle. So let's see some natural remedies that can be added to a resumption of a moder...
Naturally beautiful, the lilac oil
Useful in case of muscle pain, swollen legs and feet, rheumatism, cramps and slow digestion, softens the skin and helps in case of eczema.
Between April and May lilac, scientific name syringa vulgaris, blooms. Lilac is a lovely plant, characterized by violet or pink flowers with an intense and fascinating scent, it decorates gates, balconies or walls. But lilac flowers can also become the main ingredient of a very interesting herbal and cosmetic remedy, lilac infused oil. This remedy is given by a plant based oil, generally olive or sunflower oil, in which plants are macerated to extract their properties. But now let's see in more ...
Refreshing and disinfectant, it balances sebum production, helps with acne but also sunburned skin and in case of dandruff, useful for tired and heavy legs and to fight menopausal hot flashes.
The peppermint, scientific name Mentha piperita of the Lamiaceae family, is an aromatic herb widely used in cooking to give more flavor to salads and vegetables but also to prepare digestive and scented herbal teas. In addition to this, through steam distillation of the mint, a hydrolat, or floral water, is produced with very interesting properties for the well-being of the body and the beauty of the skin and hair. Indeed, mint hydrolat could be considered a real "must" to take with you on vacat...
Amyris essential oil
Decongestant of the lymphatic and venous system, against varices, capillary fragility, varicose veins, swollen and heavy legs, against anxiety, able to relax the muscles, ideal to perfume cosmetic products, protective action on the skin.
Amyris balsamifera is a plant native to the wooded area of Haiti and belonging to the Rutaceae family, that includes also oranges, lemons and grapefruits. The essential oil that is obtained through steam distillation of the wood and chopped sprigs of this evergreen small tree is called also West Indian sandalwood because of its aroma that reminds that of sandalwood but it is less deep, however it is cheaper and for this reason it represents a very interesting alternative. Let’s see the main uses...
Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree)
Anti-thrombosis action, protects the microcirculation, helps in case of water retention, swollen and heavy legs but also arterial disease of the lower limbs, arteriosclerosis.
Cercis siliquastrum, or Judas tree, is a plant belonging to the Fabaceae family. The tree has an important ornamental role since it is characterized by a copious, beautiful, intense pink blooming while the name, Judas tree, derives from the belief that it was right under this tree that Judas betrayed Jesus Christ. This plant is not only appreciated for its beauty but is also considered as a natural anti-thrombosis remedy and able to protect the microcirculation. Its buds are used to prepare the ...
Antioxidant properties, useful in case of rhinitis and sinusitis, reduces the secretions and swelling of the mucous membranes, improves circulation, helps in case of cold hands and feet, edema of the lower limbs, hemorrhoids.
The Collinsonia Canadensis, commonly known as richweed, is a medicinal plant of the Labiate family, native to North America and widely used by the Native Americans for its properties. The root of this remedy is used indeed in case of illnesses of the airways such as chronic rhinitis, sinusitis and phlegm, since it acts by reducing the secretions and swelling of the mucous membranes, all situations that otherwise could promote stagnation and the consequent proliferation of germs and bacteria. The...
Chestnut, glycerin macerate
Lymphatic circulation support, remedy for lymphatic stasis, swollen and heavy legs, cellulite, lower limb edema, helpful to prevent varicose veins.
From the buds of the plant Castanea vesca, namely the chestnut, a solid tree of the Fagaceae family, a glycerin macerate able to bring benefit to the lymphatic circulation is obtained. In case of lymphatic stasis, lower limb edema, cellulite, heavy and swollen legs and venous and lymphatic insufficiency you can use this remedy, which is rich in ellagic acid, a powerful polyphenol with antioxidant properties. You can take 50 drops of glycerin macerate of Castanea Vesca (Chestnut) in the evening ...
Absinthe essential oil
Decongestant action, stimulant for the blood circulation, useful for swollen and heavy legs, varicose veins.
Absinthe, or wormwood, essential oil is obtained from the plant Artemisia absinthium, belonging to the family of Asteraceae. Thanks to the bitter and aromatic taste the plant of absinthe is famous as an ingredient for liquors while its essential oil, obtained through steam distillation, helps improve blood circulation. It has a decongestant action and can be applied on heavy legs, swollen legs and varicose veins. Mix a tablespoon of a plant based oil, such as extra virgin olive oil or wheat ge...
Diuretic, antiseptic and antibiotic properties, remedy in case of water retention, swollen legs, cellulite, infections of the urinary tract such as cystitis and urethritis, detox action, helpful to remove toxins and to protect the liver, against brucellosis.
Pilosella, scientific name Hieracium Pilosella, also known as mouse-ear hawkwee is a plant belonging to Compositae family. Pilosella has been known and used as a remedy since the 12th century, in fact Saint Hildegard, a German Benedictine abbess and naturalist, spoke about this plant in her writings. Today we know that pilosella has diuretic, astringent, antiseptic and antibiotic properties, this last characteristic has been confirmed by the presence of umbelliferone, an hydroxycoumarin that act...
Diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties, protection for the microcirculation, indicated to treat swollen legs, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, phlebitis, cellulite and water retention.
Melilotus, scientific name Melilotus officinalis, also known as yellow sweet clover or common melilot, is a plant of the Fabaceae family with sedative, anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties, able to protect the microcirculation and to facilitate lymphatic drainage. The flower buds are used as a remedy for venous and lymphatic insufficiency, water retention, edema of the lower limbs, swollen and heavy legs, varicose veins, phlebitis, hemorrhoids and cellulite, and even if there are still no s...
Common grape vine
Vessel protective, draining and tonic action, protection of the proper functioning of the circulatory system especially microcirculation, lymphatic stasis, heavy legs, varicose veins, water retention, cellulite, anti-inflammatory, arthritis, rheumatism, colitis and Crohn's disease.
Common grape vine, its scientific name is Vitis vinifera, belongs to the Vitaceae family. Native to Asia, the grape vine has tonic, vasoprotective, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic and draining properties, it is a good remedy to treat varicose veins, cellulite and hemorrhoids. For this reason the grape vine acts as a remedy for care and protection of the circulatory system, promotes circulation, counteracts varicose veins, heavy legs and lymphatic stasis, reduces the formation of s...
Digestive and tonic for the digestive system, useful in case of indigestion, bloating, diarrhea, febrifuge, remedy for limb pain, heavy legs, rheumatism, tonic for the circulatory system, angina pectoris, coronary insufficiency.
Lilac (Syringa) comes from the Balkans and the Middle East, it belongs to the Oleaceae family and is characterized by purple or white flowers gathered in panicles. It’s a very bitter plant and this feature makes it an excellent remedy for the digestive system in case of poor digestion, bloating and diarrhea. Lilac is also a good remedy to lower the fever, but it is also used in case of rheumatism or pain in the limbs caused by stand-up jobs, excessive sedentary lifestyle, sports. Finally the gly...
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