We agree that beauty is not only creating a perfect appearance, but also in excellent health. And in the first case, and in the second, the state of the superficial and deep veins in the legs is of great importance – varicose veins develop when blood flow is disturbed. Congestive zones are formed, the internal pressure increases, and as a result, the veins expand and the walls become thinner. Over time, this becomes more and more noticeable, and the process itself becomes more painful. To prevent or mitigate it is quite possible. For this, it is enough to recall the “golden grain sent by God” – amaranth. Means and food prepared on its basis have long been known for their miraculous effects on blood vessels.
What do the vessels get?
Amaranth contains proteins, fats and carbohydrates, as well as 10 types of vitamins and the same mineral substances, and each of them has a positive effect on the state of the body. The peculiarity of the plant is that every part of it is beneficial, and this is taken into account in various diseases. In our case, we are talking about vascular problems and such a disease as varicose veins. The fact is that all amaranth products and products based on it contain flavonoids, and the most famous of the 150 representatives of this group is rutin, also known as vitamin C2, or P. Interestingly, its name comes from the first letter of the term permeability or “Permeability”, since it is the decrease in vascular permeability that is the main characteristic of this vitamin.
Rutin gives all means valuable properties:
Vitamin P helps to restore the capillary walls, increase the strength and elasticity of all blood vessels, as well as normalize blood pressure and heart rate. However, you should know that rutin is not produced by the body, so products with its content should be included in the daily diet of each person.
Amaranth also contains a unique biological compound, a natural unsaturated hydrocarbon, squalene, whose name comes from the word squalus (“shark”), previously known as an extract obtained from shark liver. During its study at the beginning of the last century, it was found that this compound lacks 12 hydrogen atoms for a stable state, and this deficiency is filled when it comes into contact with any source containing hydrogen. Since in the human body about 90% is occupied by water, unsaturated carbon takes up hydrogen and releases oxygen, which easily penetrates into all cells. Besides the fact that squalene saturates all tissues with oxygen, it:
• participates in the synthesis of vitamin D;
• activates the delivery of vitamins into the cells of the body;
• helps to clean the blood;
• relieves blood vessels from “bad” cholesterol and prevents the formation of plaques;
• strengthens the immune system.
All these properties are most pronounced in amaranth oil, and the results obtained as a result of its use are long-term.
In addition, the composition of amaranth is characterized by a high concentration of ascorbic acid, which contributes to the production of another substance – collagen, necessary for ensuring the elasticity of blood vessels. Directly, ascorbic acid or vitamin C neutralizes harmful substances, binds them and removes them from the body, regulates blood clotting, reduces vascular permeability, strengthens the immune system. However, ascorbic acid is not produced by the body, so the reserves of this vitamin must be replenished all the time.
Amaranth contains many other substances that work to improve the blood vessels and the whole body. Therefore, products and products based on it are recommended not only for varicose veins, but for such diseases as:
• angina pectoris;
Proper use of amaranth helps to restore not only the state of the vessels, but also the normal functioning of the heart.
Amaranth-based remedies for varicose veins
The first place in efficiency belongs to the oil. For the prevention of varicose veins, this product is taken on 1 teaspoon with meals, and the health course itself (during the month) is best carried out in the offseason. The treatment course involves the reception of a larger volume of product, and at the same time, the vessels will be cleared of “bad” cholesterol and become more elastic. However, we should not forget that the oil contains a large amount of squalene, which quickly saturates the body with oxygen, so at first there can be headache, rash, heartburn, nausea, rash, but with the right dosage they quickly disappear. To avoid the appearance of similar effects during treatment, some experts recommend taking 1 dessert spoon 2-3 times a day, and the course itself is also carried out 2 times a year in the offseason. In parallel with the reception of the oil inside with varicose veins, it is used externally: a small amount is applied to problem areas, and after 15 minutes, when the agent is absorbed, its remnants are cleaned with a bandage, cotton or regular napkin.
Works well on the plant based decoction. To prepare the product, take 1 tablespoon of crushed plants (leaves, flowers and roots are suitable), pour 0.25 ml of boiling water and bring the whole mixture to a boil, and then strain and wait until it cools. It is recommended to take this decoction 100 ml 30 minutes before meals.
To fight against varicose veins helps the infusion, made from 1 tablespoon of crushed plants and 250 ml of boiling water. The mixture is drawn in a water bath for about half an hour. Take the infusion is recommended twice a day for 1/3 cup before meals.
You can also take baths with amaranth decoction. For the preparation of this broth, you will need 400 g of crushed dry amaranth, which is poured with two liters of boiling water and continued to boil for a quarter of an hour over low heat. Cooled and filtered broth should be diluted with water in the volume necessary for bathing.
In addition, you can massage with the addition of amaranth essential oil. Here it is necessary to take into account that the greatest therapeutic effect is obtained when using a complex of oils. For example, sweet almond seed oil is often used as a base, and 2 drops of amaranth oil are added to it. The resulting mixture is applied to the problem area 2-3 times a day. It is recommended to do such procedures for 6 weeks, then take a break for 30 days and repeat.
Fresh amaranth food
All amaranth products contain flavonoids, in particular rutin, which prevents varicose veins, strengthening the capillary walls. A large amount of rutin is found in amaranth greens, so it is not surprising that the leaves of the plant are used generously in salads. To prepare one of them requires:
• 200 g young amaranth leaves;
• 30 g green onions;
• 20 g of parsley;
• 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil;
• salt to taste.
Cut the leaves into strips and send them to a salad bowl, add the finely chopped onion and parsley, and fill everything with butter. With this salad, our body will also receive a large amount of vitamin C or ascorbic acid, which the body does not produce, but constantly requires. Let’s not forget that ascorbic acid is destroyed during heat treatment, therefore it brings great benefits in the composition of green salads.
To make a truly spring salad, you need to take:
• 200 g amaranth leaves;
• 200 g nettle leaves;
• 50 g of garlic leaves or young winter garlic.
All ingredients should be washed with boiling water, chopped, salt, season with vegetable oil and add spices to taste.
For another salad, you can add diced cheese, parsley and spices to the washed and chopped green amaranth leaves. This salad can be filled with cream or sour cream.
Any dishes from amaranth in combination with the use of folk remedies based on this plant will help to clean the vessels, restore their elasticity and cope with varicose veins faster. It is important not to overdo it with the use of a medicinal plant.