Effective ways to treat thrombophlebitis of lower extremities at home

Thrombophlebitis is a vascular disease that causes venous inflammation. When the disease is observed a strong coagulability of blood, blood circulation is disrupted and edema of the extremities arises. Inflammation of blood vessels is due to a blood clot that clogs the vessel.

Can this disease be cured at home by folk remedies? Is it dangerous? What do doctors allow?

Contents of

  • 1 Will it help?
  • 2 Possible Risks
  • 3 Safe Recipes
    • 3.1 Diet
    • 3.2 Leeches
    • 3.3 Wiping
    • 3.4 Decoctions and infusions
  • 4 Combination with traditional therapy
    • 4.1 Forecasts

Will it help?

Treating thrombophlebitis of the lower extremities with folk remedies at home is quite effective. But to start therapy with herbs and decoctions you need only in the early stages of , with symptoms that manifest as pains below the knees and in calves, and also with the appearance of edema in the lower limbs.

Traditional medicine

helps to stop the progression of the disease .But if you start treatment with herbs, when the disease has entered the full stage, then it will be completely impossible to cure it, although it is possible to alleviate its course.

Treatment at home should be monitored by the attending physician, because sometimes ignorance can aggravate your situation.

Possible Risks of

Thrombophlebitis is dangerous in its acute phase. Complication of this disease is thrombus, which is attached to the wall of the vessel fragile .Part of the thrombus at any time can come off, with a stream of blood to penetrate into the heart and cause a blockage of the pulmonary artery. Depending on the diameter of the thrombus and the level of the clogged vessel, the disease can lead to a mild, shock, fatal, or asymptomatic outcome.

Acute thrombophlebitis develops in a few hours. Its symptoms extend to most of the vessels. The patient can raise the temperature, begin to cramp and swelling of the lower extremities .

In the acute course of the disease, it is strictly forbidden to perform any mechanical manipulation in the area of ​​the diseased area. Do not rub ointments or creams in a sore spot. The patient needs to be laid and called the doctor .

Folk remedies for acute thrombophlebitis are best set aside , and proceed to it as soon as the main treatment will have a positive effect. Better in this case, the people's funds will not, then the risk of separation of the thrombus will increase significantly.

Safe prescriptions

Get rid of thrombophlebitis of the lower extremities or at least alleviate the state of the chronic course of the disease with the help of such folk methods of treatment as various compresses, herbal infusions, diet food and an active lifestyle.


In thrombophlebitis, the blood thinning is a prerequisite. This is promoted by the following products:

  • Flaxseed and olive oil;
  • Garlic and onions;
  • Seeds;
  • Apple cider vinegar;
  • Vegetables - especially beets and tomatoes;
  • Melon, watermelon;
  • Groats - oatmeal and oatmeal
  • Fruits - cherries, cranberries, viburnum, lemon;
To dilute the blood should be approached carefully, otherwise you can provoke bleeding. In thrombophlebitis, it is undesirable to eat meat and fatty foods.


The acute stage of this disease can be treated with leeches .They are applied over the damaged portion of the vessel. If you superimpose them on a vein, then leeches can provoke bleeding.

The best way is to locate the leeches on both sides of the sick vessel, at a distance of two centimeters .They should be staggered in 6 centimeters from each other.

Depending on the complexity of the disease per session, you may need up to 15 leeches.

They should not be placed under the knee of , and care must be taken when leeches fall within the groin area. When purulent disease is used, leeches are prohibited.


It is good to wipe yourself with thrombophlebitis. In the affected areas of the legs, can be rubbed into the Kalanchoe tincture of .It is prepared as follows:

  • Vodka - 200 ml;
  • Kalanchoe - 2 tbsp.spoons of leaves. The plant should be older than 5 years.

Solution is infused for 5 days. The procedure of wiping is carried out three months .

Helps to speed up the recovery process of ointment with lard bacon , which should be applied to diseased areas and not washed off during the day. To prepare the ointment you will need:

  • Pork lard;
  • Some honey;
  • Laundry soap in liquid form;
  • Ichthyol ointment;Juice of onion and scarlet.

All ingredients are added to the melted fat and mixed. Before use, the mixture must be cooled.

Surface veins appearing on the skin can be cured if is lubricated with spirituous acacia tincture .

also works well with the .Compresses from it are applied to the affected areas, and they should be kept for an hour. For the compress is 2 tbsp.spoons of water sponges, which are diluted with a glass of boiling water. The mixture should be infused for at least two hours.

Well-proven ointment with mummy .This substance is dissolved in vaseline in a ratio of 1 to 5. The composition is applied to the affected areas twice a day. Mummy is taken and inside as a tincture of 20 drops before meals: 8 g of the substance dissolve in 0.5 l water.

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Decoctions and infusions

Infusion of honey and garlic .To make it, you need purified and chopped garlic in an amount of 250 g and 300 g of honey. Garlic, mixed with liquid honey should be infused for one week at room temperature.

You need to take the mixture before meals for a month and a half in the amount of one tablespoon. These ingredients contain those trace elements that have an anti-inflammatory effect on the vessels and veins and strengthen the walls of the vessels.

Decoction of hop cones .To prepare the broth 2 tablespoons are taken.spoons of cones, which are poured into 2 glasses of hot water and heated in a water bath for 15 minutes.

The broth is taken on an empty stomach for half a cup for 20 days three times a day. The substances contained in the cones have an anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect on the walls of the vessels.

Oak bark decoction .

For preparation, take a tablespoon of dried bark, which is filled with a glass of water and boiled over a small fire for 30 minutes.

The broth is infused until ready for an hour, then it must be filtered.

It is taken on a tablespoon on an empty stomach up to 4 times a day for 14 days.

The oak bark contains tannins, which remove inflammation and strengthen the vascular walls.

Decoction of leaves and flowers of clover and sweet clover .For cooking, 2 teaspoons of herbs filled with 300 ml of boiling water are required. The mixture must be allowed to brew for half an hour. Take the broth 3 times a day after eating for one month to 100 g.

Herbs have on the veins the anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect of , improve the blood supply of tissues.

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Combination with traditional therapy

Folk remedies for thrombophlebitis of the lower extremities are well combined with the use of traditional medicine. The main thing is that treats all procedures under the supervision of the treating physician , especially if the disease is acute.

Treatment can be carried out both in outpatient settings and through surgery - it all depends on the severity of the disease.

Treatment of the disease in a conservative way is by the appointment of the following :

  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs;
  • Painkillers;
  • Phlebotonics( a group of drugs that increase the venous blood flow from the lower extremities);
  • Dezagregantov( drugs that prevent thrombosis and reduce the risk of myocardial infarction).
For the treatment of affected areas, ointments and gels are used, it is recommended to wear compression linen and elastic bandages. In an acute condition, a strict bed rest is prescribed.

More on the conservative treatment of foot thrombophlebitis read in a separate article.


With all the recommendations of the doctor, the prognosis of thrombophlebitis is favorable for .At the first signs and symptoms of the disease you need to immediately consult a doctor, do not make independent decisions in case of acute development of the disease and take a course of treatment with drugs that increase the venous blood flow.

Illness is always easier to prevent than treat. Prevention of thrombophlebitis is simple enough - it is the proper diet and active lifestyle of .People who are at risk are advised to wear compression underwear, avoid hiking in the sauna, and do not spend much time sunbathing in the sun.