Top 7 Ways to Get Rid of Spider Veins

Spider veins is a medical condition known as telangiectasias. If you’re suffering from this condition, you’ll be seeing a bunch of veins that resemble spider webs. They might look blue or red in color. You have a higher chance of getting them if your parents or grandparents had it. They can also be caused due to obesity. Women are most likely to be affected by this condition.

Spider veins are caused when the veins in our body fail to function normally. This happens when we don’t have regular blood circulation. The blood accumulates in the vein, making it swollen. This condition can be confused with varicose veins. But spider veins are smaller in comparison. They are usually seen appearing on the leg and thigh regions, sometimes also on the face. Below are listed some of the top ways to get rid of spider veins.

1. Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel is a shrub which has many medicinal properties. It contains tannins which is a great remedy to get rid of oil from your skin. It’s known for its healing properties and is very beneficial to spider veins. Spider veins can be very painful. Witch hazel is very effective in reducing the pain and the swelling. It also has anti-inflammatory properties which helps is contracting the swollen veins affected by telangiectasis. There have been studies conducted which show that this shrub makes blood vessels stronger.

All you need for this remedy are cotton balls and the witch hazel extract. Dip the cotton balls in the extract and apply it on the area affected by spider veins. Do this twice or thrice a day. In another method, you have to combine the witch hazel extract with apple cider vinegar and smear it on your veins. You could also boil the leaves of the plant and then dab that water onto the affected regions. You have to leave it on for fifteen minutes. Before proceeding with this remedy, you’ll have to test if your skin is allergic to witch hazel.[1]

witch hazel

2. Castor Oil

Castor oil is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It helps in improving blood circulation and also reduces the chances of blood pooling in your veins. To use this for your spider veins, just heat up the oil a little. After this, massage it onto the affected areas. Don’t go too hard on it as it might result in spreading of the disease. It’s better to massage in an upward movement. Another option is to dip a flannel cloth in the oil and let it soak up the oil. Place the cloth on the required region and leave it on for half an hour.

You could also use a hot water bottle on the cloth. Castor oil shouldn’t be used in excess as it contains ricin which is dangerous to our health.[2]

Castor Oil

3. Ginger

Fibrin is an insoluble protein which accumulates in the regions that are marked by spider veins. This is the protein responsible for the clotting of blood, resulting in lumps. Ginger has properties that help in the breaking down of fibrin. Also, the spice greatly helps in improving blood circulation, which results in your heart pumping blood effectively all over, including the areas affected by spider veins.

Here, all you need to do is prepare tea using ginger. Take ginger and chop it into very little pieces. Take a bowl and add two cups of water to it. Add the chopped pieces of ginger to the bowl and heat it slowly for about ten minutes, allowing the ginger to release juice into the water. Strain the water out, mix it with a little honey and drink it at least twice a day. In case you don’t mind the ginger, skip the straining and consume it directly along with the solution.[3]


4. Cayenne Pepper

Earlier, we spoke about how obesity is one of the causes for spider veins. Cayenne pepper is really helpful in reducing weight. Capsaicin is a compound which helps a great deal in enhancing blood circulation. It also works as a really good pain reducing agent. Cayenne pepper has capsaicin in abundance and works well for spider veins.

Take a cup of water and add cayenne pepper to it. Consume this solution every morning. Start with a small amount of cayenne pepper and increase it every week. Take in only a quarter teaspoon the first week and increase it to half in the second. Make it three- fourth in the third and start with one teaspoon from week four and maintain that amount thereafter. Boiled water is preferred over cold water. If you don’t want to consume it, you could make a paste. Take some Aloe Vera Juice and add Cayenne Pepper to it. Apply this paste on your veins.[4]

Cayenne Pepper

5. Horse Chestnut

Horse Chestnut works as a really good home remedy for spider veins since it helps in improving the veins that have poor elasticity and provides strength to them. It has anti-inflammatory properties and has an abundance of tannins and saponins which help a lot with circulation. It also reduces swelling and pain.

There are quite a number of ways in which you can use horse chestnut for your spider veins. The simplest of them is where you have to have consume the horse chestnut extract, about 250 milli grams of it, every day. Do not take it in excess. In another method, you have to combine horse chestnut tincture with the extract of witch hazel in the ratio 1:10. Rub this on the affected regions.[5]


6. Bilberry

Apart from acting as an effective treatment for diarrhea and eye problems, these berries are known for their magical effect on inflammations and their antioxidant properties. Moreover, these berries are also really helpful in developing blood circulation in our body and toughening up the veins. Since it has anti-oxidant properties, it is beneficial is preventing any damage to the veins.

All these benefits make it a perfect remedy for spider veins. All you need to do is consume its extract two or three times a day. Somewhere between twenty to forty milligrams would do. You have to note that bilberry reduces the blood sugar level in your body. So, if you are a diabetes patient, talk to your doctor before opting for this remedy. Also, do not continue this remedy after six weeks of using it.[6]


7. Orange

Oranges are an excellent source of Vitamin C. The citric acid is really helpful in boosting your immune system and providing strength to your veins. Oranges are also really good sources of fiber and help greatly in reducing inflammation. By consuming orange juice on a daily basis, you can have a balanced blood pressure. To reduce your spider veins, eat oranges regularly and they’ll naturally help out. Also, you can rub the orange peel on the affected areas. This helps especially if you have spider veins showing up on your face.