Five Diuretic Teas to Drink if You Suffer from Varicose Veins

In addition to helping you fight varicose veins, the diuretic properties of these teas will help prevent fluid retention.
Five Diuretic Teas to Drink if You Suffer from Varicose Veins
Carlos Fabián Avila

Reviewed and approved by Doctor Carlos Fabián Avila.

Last update: 15 December, 2022

Thanks to their unsightly bulging appearance on the skin, varicose veins have been classified as one of the most common aesthetic problems affecting women today. However, leaving this aspect aside, it’s also important to note that they could indicate circulatory or lymphatic health problems.

Varicose veins appear when the unidirectional valves of the veins become weak, decreasing the flow of blood from the lower part of the body toward the heart. As a result, the capillaries increase in size and block blood flow, causing the veins to appear swollen and bruised.

Fortunately, this condition can be treated with a variety of therapies as it’s likely that improving circulation will significantly improve their appearance. Among the many options for achieving this are diuretic teas. They help promote the elimination of retained fluid which reduces the problem of varicose veins.

Below, we give you five of the best diuretic teas to try.

1. Horsetail tea

Cup of horsetail tea

Horsetail is a natural ingredient with anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties. These are key for reducing varicose veins. Drinking this tea may help improve the circulation of blood through the veins and also tone the capillaries to prevent their inflammation.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of water (250 ml).
  • 1 tablespoon of horsetail (10 g).

Method

  • Bring the water to a boil and add the tablespoon of horsetail.
  • Allow it to stand for 10 minutes and serve.

Consumption

  • Drink two to three cups of this tea a day, at least three times a week.

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2. Parsley tea

Parsley tea is a well-known treatment to control fluid retention and its associated inflammation problems. It contains vitamins and minerals that support the body’s detoxification processes while stimulating the removal of any waste that interferes with circulation.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of fresh parsley (10 g).
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml).

Method

  • Add the parsley to the cup of boiling water and let it stand for 15 minutes.
  • Strain the liquid and serve.

Consumption

  • Drink a cup on an empty stomach in the morning, and repeat in the afternoon.

3. Horse chestnut tea

Cup of horse chestnut tea

For centuries, the diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties of horse chestnut have been recognized as a treatment for the kind of circulatory problems that cause varicose veins to form. Drinking horse chestnut tea or using it to make compresses may be able to help improve vein health while also diminishing inflammation and pain.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of water (250 ml).
  • 1 teaspoon of horse chestnut bark (5 g).

Method

  • Bring the cup of water to a boil and add the horse chestnut bark.
  • Let it stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Consumption

  • Drink one cup of this tea a day for two weeks in a row.

4. Witch hazel tea

Natural witch hazel tea has diuretic properties that promote the removal of any retained fluid and stimulate circulation. Furthermore, its astringent effects strengthen the capillaries and restore the function of the valves that facilitate venous blood flow.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon of witch hazel (5 g).
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml).

Method

  • Add the teaspoon of witch hazel to a cup of boiling water and let it stand for 10 to 15 minutes.

Consumption

  • Drink this tea twice a day for three weeks.

You might also be interested to read: Natural Treatments for Fluid Retention

5. Sage tea

Cup of sage tea

Known as ‘the woman’s plant’, sage has anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties that improve circulation by reducing inflammation in the veins. This herb supports the elimination of excess fluid and also helps regulate inflammatory processes.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of water (250 ml).
  • 1 tablespoon of sage leaves (10 g).

Method

  • Bring a cup of water to a boil and add the sage leaves.
  • Allow this mixture to simmer for two minutes, and remove from heat.
  • Wait until it reaches a comfortable temperature before serving.

Consumption

  • Drink two cups of sage tea three times a week.

Are you ready to treat your varicose veins from within? Try these diuretic teas and you’ll find that they make an excellent complement to the other treatments for this common problem.

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