Herb Pharm Healthy Veins
Contains:* Horse Chestnut seed (Aesculus hippocastanum) 24% * Butcher's Broom rhizome (Ruscus aculeatus) 24% * Stoneroot leaf, flower & rhizome (Collinsonia canadensis) 24% * Rosemary young leaf branches (Rosmarinus off.) 18% * Prickly Ash bark (Zanthoxylum clava-herculis) 10%
Actions: Improves tone of venous endothelium, and reduces vascular fragility. Inhibits perivascular edema by reducing permeability of venous walls, and facilitates reabsorption of edematous fluids back into the capillaries. Platelet anti-aggregate constituents assist in preventing venous thrombosis.
Uses: Venous stasis and atony of venous circulation: varicose veins, hematomas, phlebitis, and chronically incompetent veins; cramps, heaviness and fatigue in the legs, particularly at the end of the day; painful veins during menstruation; hemorrhoids (piles); prevention and treatment of thrombosis and thrombophlebitis; edematous swelling of bruises, fractures, strokes and brain trauma; lymphoedema and lymphostasis; cold hands and feet.
Dose: Preventative tonic: One or two times per day, take 20 to 30 drops in water.
Restorative tonic for chronic conditions: Three times per day, take 30 to 40 drops in water.
Acute: Three to five times per day, take 40 to 50 drops in water. Note: Do not take more than 150 drops within 24 hours. During pregnancy, or for continued use, take the restorative tonic dose 6 days per week, for 6 weeks; then skip a week (take no drops); then repeat the same cycle again.
Topical: Apply gently over troubled area (varicose veins, bruises, hematomas, etc.). Can be used undiluted in most cases, but should be diluted (50 drops per ounce of water) for sensitive areas and hemorrhoids. Apply around broken skin and varicose ulcers but not directly to them
Cautions: Because of the Horse Chestnut in this compound, consult a qualified midwife or physician before taking in pregnancy. Although venous disease can often be mild and self-limiting, some cases can become serious health problems and, with the associated danger of pulmonary embolism, can be a threat to life. It is therefore important that venous disease be treated by a qualified healthcare practitioner.