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Ayurveda: A Fruitful Remedy for Varicose Veins

Saini Malvika, KotechaMita, Sharma Tarun and Yadav Manjula

Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins near the surface of skin most common in legs and ankles. It occurs when valves become weak allowing blood to leak back-down leading to varicose, engorged and painful veins. It occurs as a result of constant standing, sitting, driving, during pregnancy and after menopause. The incidence of varicose vein is 5% in general population among which mostly are women. Although it is not a severe problem, but continuous pain causes disturbance in daily life. Allopathy only provides symptomatic relief for pain and swelling or non-surgical treatment like sclerotherapy or surgery at a later stage. It can be treated by changing the life style and dietery habits. But in Ayurveda, herbs like Guggulu, Kanchnar, Nimba etc. and various panchkarma procedures like abhyang, swedan etc. are available which can help in reducing the symptoms and curbing the problem. This paper is an attempt to find a better treatment in the form of Ayurveda herbs and panchakarma procedures for varicose veins which not only provide symptomatic relief but also from the basic problems i.e., varicosity of veins