Health Tip – Oct. 5 – Healthy Veins
The health of your veins is an indicator of your overall health. Varicose veins, spider veins, and broken capillaries show up on the legs and can be both embarrassing and uncomfortable. Poor circulation which seems to exacerbate these problems can be helped with exercise, diet, and topical creams.
Yoga is very helpful in enhancing circulation in the body. Vitamin C is important because it supports the connective tissues (veins and capillaries). Flavonoids help protect the inner lining of blood vessels. Horse chestnut, butcher’s broom, bilberry, gingko, and cayenne are all herbs that help improve circulation. Special topical creams formulated to improve the appearance of the veins and ease the discomfort can be found in health food stores.