Varicose veins are created by minute “waterfalls”, leaking veins which fail to close properly. It may be due to weight gain, pregnancy or hereditary reasons that valves become weak and begin to leak. Complete elimination of these is needed to avoid cramps in the legs, swelling, pain and skin ulcers.
Certain household remedies available for this is the marigold herb, applied externally and left on for a few hours. Vegetables like onions and garlic and fruits like pineapple too help a lot. Other than these, castor oil and lots of physical activity like swimming and walking are beneficial.