Veins Away Salve: The Sequel

Something that I wanted to create for a few of my clients is a salve that helps with varicose veins and spider veins. A tonifying salve that would lessen the appearance of veins, tonify tissues and relieve pain was the goal. This is the sequel to my Veins Away Salve.

Varicose veins are a result of a lax tissue state and require astringents to tone up tissues thus tightening and shoring up the tissues (in this case, valves) enabling them to function normally.

Why create two salves for the same problem? As discussed in an earlier post, it is part of an herbalist’s job not just to understand plants and their medicinal actions, but to understand the client and what herb is best suited for them. I created these salves in the hopes that one would be able to find the right blend of herbs that would work with their individual composition.

Today’s recipe uses different herbs than Veins Away, yet with similar actions in order to tonify tissues, reduce swelling and relieve pain.

Veins Away II

  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) White Willow Bark-infused olive oil
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) Horse Chestnut-infused olive oil
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) Hyssop-infused olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (60 g) beeswax
  • 15 drops each: geranium and frankincense essential oils

In a double boiler (or a pot nestled in a larger pot filled with a bit of water) over medium heat, add the oils and beeswax. 

Stir until the beeswax melts and is fully incorporated.

Remove from the heat and allow to cool for a moment.

Add the essential oils. Stir.

Pour into clean and sterilised jars.

Medicinal Actions:

White Willow Bark (Salix alba): analgesic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, tonic, diuretic, anodyne

Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum): astringent, anti-inflammatory, aescin contained strengthens blood vessel walls and enhances their elasticity, contracts blood vessels when used topically

Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis): diaphoretic, diuretic, astringent, circulatory stimulant, vasodilator

Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens): anti-inflammatory, analgesic, contracts arteries and veins, astringent, tonic

Frankincense (Boswellia serrata): anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antispasmodic

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