Leg circulation problems are very common and women are often most affected. It is often caused by the inability of the veins to return blood flow to the heart, so the heart has to work harder to fight against gravity. Also, it can be the result of some nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances and other conditions that prevent the correct passage of blood flow.
Although in its initial stages it does not manifest itself with strong symptoms, with life passing by it causes lots of pain, varicose veins and series of complications that reduce the quality of life.
Bad leg circulation often manifests itself after the age of 50; some can develop it much earlier because of being overweight, pregnant and other factors that directly compromise circulatory and blood health. The good news is that making healthy habits and using some natural remedies can help control it to prevent conditions of greater care.
Among the options we find the prodigious garlic vinegar, an organic origin preparation whose topical application reduce inflammation and stimulates circulation. Garlic vinegar is a natural product that is obtained from the maceration of garlic cloves in apple cider vinegar. Rich in natural acids, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, it is a complement that has gained worldwide fame for its ability to improve circulation from the outside of the body.
Vinegar is a product used for decades as a treatment of varicose veins and spider veins; it exerts an anticoagulant and anti-inflammatory effect that promotes the passage of blood through the arteries. Its application to the legs activates the circulation and lymphatic system, while promoting the elimination of toxins that are getting accumulated in the blood.
It also increases the elasticity of the capillaries and arteries, and decreases the hardening that causes difficulties in the blood flow to the heart. Even for its mild analgesic and soothing effect, it is a great solution against pain, heaviness and continuous cramps related to this type of problem.
In this case the vinegar properties are enhanced with the garlic nutrients, a food rich in vitamins and minerals that protect the body both internally and externally.
Allicin, one of garlics active compounds, balances the inflammatory processes and reduces the difficulties that the blood has to return to the upper body. It exerts a relaxing effect on the blood vessels, which promotes circulation to avoid ailments and disorders such as hypertension.
How to make garlic vinegar at home?
Although some health food stores are distributing garlic vinegar in commercial presentations, it is best to prepare it at home to ensure that its ingredients are 100% organic.
It is necessary to use natural apple cider vinegar, because the refined presentations do not have the same nutritional quality and doesn’t provide the same benefits.
The garlic should be fresh and should be crushed or minced to release its sulfur compounds in the vinegar.
- 10 cloves garlic
- ½ liter of organic apple cider vinegar
- 1 hermetic glass jar
Grind the garlic cloves in a mortar and put the pasta inside a glass jar with lid.
Then pour the apple cider vinegar and seal it well.
Take it to a cool, dark place, and let it soak for 15 days.
During this time, unpack it once a day and stir it with wooden utensil.
When it is ready, pass it through a strainer and store it in a glass container.
How to use it:
Take the necessary amount of garlic vinegar and rub it on the legs with gentle upward massages. Put light pressure on areas with circulation problems, being careful not to cause injuries. Repeat the movements for 5 or 10 minutes and let the product act another half hour. Rinse with cold water and use the remedy three times a week.
Dare to try it and discover that it is a great ally to control all the symptoms associated with this problem.