Nearly 60% of all men and women will develop spider veins at some point. Most of them will want a natural treatment as opposed to surgery. But does apple cider vinegar get rid of spider veins (varicose veins)? Can a simple everyday item like this really treat and alleviate the symptoms? The answer, unfortunately, is yes and no.
Apple cider vinegar is made by fermenting apple juice in a controlled environment. Vinegar is acetic and the apple cider variety has a great deal of amino acids, mineral salts, and vitamins that can help get rid of some of the effects of spider veins (often referred to as venulectasias or telangiectasias).
Although the research is inconclusive, using apple cider vinegar for varicose veins is a common home remedy. Traditionally, people use it in two ways. They can apply it to the skin with a cloth soaked in it. Alternatively, they can drink it diluted in water.
If you have more than just a few darkened blood vessels, we recommend utilizing a comprehensive natural treatment for varicose veins as opposed to just this product.
How to Treat Varicose Veins with Apple Cider Vinegar
We haven’t tried any other methods of using this product for spider veins, but I’m sure there are more ways than just these two. According to the general public, these two methods are how to treat varicose veins with apple cider vinegar.
- Mix With Water and Drink
If you are up for trying out this form of natural treatment, you’ll have to decide if you can stomach the taste. Here’s how you find out.
If taking orally, put two to three tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in 8 oz of water and drink it. If it’s too sour to drink, feel free to add a little sweetener like honey or Splenda.
If you can handle it, drink this combination a couple of times a day and within a few months, some people will see some noticeable results.
- Apply Topically
Applying the product directly to the affected region is the more common practice when naturally treating varicose veins. Like any home remedy, we can only take its effectiveness with a grain of salt. It may work for you, it may not. Being that it is fairly inexpensive, it might be worth a shot.
Grab clean cloth and soak it in the vinegar. Wring it out a bit to avoid “drippage”.
Apply directly to the affected area for around 15-20 minutes at a time twice daily for maximum benefit.
After about a month of these treatments, some people notice their spider veins diminish. For varicose veins that raise up from the skin and cause minor pain and irritation, we recommend a comprehensive regimen including horse chestnut cream for varicose veins, vitamin E, bilberry, and witch hazel. Additionally, many people have found relief with compression stockings and a healthy lifestyle.