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Varicose Vein and Its Ayurvedic Treatment

by Dr Vaid Ji on Sep 27, 2023

Varicose Vein and Its Ayurvedic Treatment

In this condition varicose veins are swollen blood vessels that appear just under your skins surface in your lower body. When your vein walls are weak and your valves are not working right, blood backs up in your vein and this causes the blue and purple bulges on your legs feet and ankles. It mostly affects the veins in the legs that are because of standing and walking increase the pressure in the veins of the lower body. Spider veins are similar to varicose veins but they are smaller. Spider veins occur on the legs but can also be found on the face, they vary in size and often look like a spider’s web

Causes of Varicose veins-

This condition occurs when walls of your veins weaken, as your blood pressure in vein increases the weakened walls allow your vein to get bigger, as your vein stretches the valves that keep blood moving in one direction in your vein can not work like they should Vein walls and valves can become weak for several reasons including-

  • The aging process
  • Hormones
  • Excess weight
  • Restrictive clothing
  • Pressure inside the vein from standing for long periods

Risk factors –

The following can increase the risk of developing varicose veins-

  • Pregnancy
  • Age – aging causing wear and tear on the valves in the veins that help control blood flow, wear causes the valves to allow some blood to flow back into the veins where it collects.
  • Sex- women more likely to develop this condition, Hormonal changes before menstrual period or during pregnancy or menopause because female hormones tend to relax vein walls. Hormonal treatment, birth control pills increase the risk of varicose veins.
  • Obesity-being obese puts added pressure on veins
  • Family history – if your family members had varicose veins there is greater chance you will too
  • Standing or sitting for long period of time

Complications –

  • Ulcers
  • Blood clots
  • Bleeding


  • Veins that are dark purple or blue
  • Veins that appears twisted and bulging often appearing like cords on the legs.
  • Heavy legs
  • Itching
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Skin discolorations and ulcers

Prevention –

  • Elevate your legs
  • Avoid long periods of standing
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Avoid smoking
  • Exercise regularly
  • Wear clothes that fit properly
  • Eating a high fiber, reduce intake of salt
  • Avoid high heels
  • Raising your legs when sitting or lying down

Management of Varicose vein in Ayurveda-

In Ayurveda varicose veins are correlated as a Siraja Granthi. In this condition there is definitive involvement of Pitta dosha , along with pitta , vata alone or vata and kapha are vitiated in their site of affliction in weight bearing area like calf and ankle , the imbalanced doshas disturb the vessels and the blood of that particular area.The veins are dilated in their weak points and the Sirajagranthi is resulted.

Ayurvedic treatment for varicose vein-

  • Sira vyadha
  • Leech therapy
  • Basti chikitsa
  • Veshtana

Herbs used –

  • Guduchi
  • Eranda
  • Manjishta
  • Punarnava
  • Mandookaaparni

Yoga asana for varicose veins-

  • Tadasana
  • Matsyasana
  • Navasana
  • Balasana
  • Sarvangasana
  • Uttanasana
  • Pawanmuktaasana
  • Balasana

Varicose Vein Go Kit


1. Detox Premium Powder:
This is the herbal formulation that consists of sudhyog tablet, shwet parpati, yavakshaar, akik pishti, jahar mohra, giloy satav, shukta pishti, etc. Intake of this wonderful remedy will balance the aggravated doshas and cleanse your body by removing the toxins from the body, as it also unblocks the passage and allows the blood to freely pass from the passage.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 sachet twice daily with normal water.

2. Kanchnaar Guggulu:
Kanchnaar guggulu is the best ayurvedic medicine widely used in wound healing, reduces the pressure of blood, swelling, etc. The tablet is very beneficial in calming the imbalance of Vata dosha thus relieving the pain, reduces the level of blood urea naturally.
Recommended Dosage – Take 2 tablets twice daily with normal water.

3. Trikatu Syrup:
This herbal syrup contains equal proportions of three spices with a pungent taste – Black pepper (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), and Ginger (Zingiber officinale). It is the best syrup to normalize the Tridosha and helps in the elimination of toxins, increases the appetite, and improves digestion. This syrup has a carminative and expectorant effect that helps to ease the symptoms of varicose vein.
Recommended Dosage – Take 2 teaspoonfuls thrice daily.

4. Trikatu Tablet:
Trikatu tablets are composed of three natural herbs – Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Black pepper (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum) that improves the blood circulation by correcting the obstructed passage. It is beneficial in the detoxification of the blood. These tablets also provide strength to muscles and resolve the obstruction in the veins and arteries channels.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.

5. Varicose Vein Tablet:

CAC Varicose vein is an herbal supplement which maintains healthy blood circulation. it helps to maintain healthy veins and other blood vessels as well. Enlarged, swollen, and twisting veins, often appearing blue or dark purple are known as varicose veins. They occur when blood flow in the wrong direction due to faulty valves. These are large, swollen veins that often appear on the legs and feet. The veins usually do not need any treatment but if there is considerable discomfort or swelling, aching, and painful legs result, treatment is available. Ayurvedic and panchakarma treatment do wonders in varicose veins.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice daily.

6. Panchsakar Churna:
This churna is very effective for varicose vein patients as it shows antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, laxative, and analgesic properties. It is a classical herbal churna prepared from ingredients like Shatapushpa, Balaharitaki, Shunthi, Swarnapatri, & Saindhav lavana. It helps in removing all toxins from the body and provides good results to patients of varicose vein.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 teaspoonful at bedtime with warm water.