Thrombophlebitis — inflammation of the vein wall with blockage of the vein by a blood clot (thrombus). The most common thrombophlebitis of the lower extremities.

Causes of thrombophlebitis: The disease is associated with a complication of an infectious disease or is the result of the transition to the vein wall of the inflammatory process from the wound, sometimes it is a complication after childbirth. An important role is played by increased blood clotting, changes in the vein wall.

Most often, thrombophlebitis develops with varicose veins.
The formed blood clots can dissolve, but they can also clog the vessel, disrupting the blood circulation process.

The thrombus can break off from the vein wall and can be carried into the blood vessels of other organs with the blood stream.

Symptoms of thrombophlebitis: Sharp pain in the calf muscles, soreness when squeezed by hands, redness, swelling.

Folk remedies for thrombophlebitis

With thrombophlebitis, to thin the blood, traditional medicine is often used in the form of infusions of blood-thinning herbs, or local compresses.

We present several such folk recipes on this page, these proven recipes are successfully used in folk medicine for the treatment of varicose veins and thrombophlebitis.


Very often I met complaints about such diseases as varicose veins and thrombophlebitis. And it is known that almost half of our women have such problems.

And the cure for these troubles is quite simple, and this folk remedy is a leaf of common hazel (hazelnut), which grows in abundance in the south of our country.

Here they are successfully treated like this: 2 tablespoons of crushed dry leaves are brewed with 1 glass of boiling water (do not boil!), Insisted for several hours and drunk 4 times a day, 50 ml before meals. Very simple and, most importantly, effective.

It should be noted that this infusion is very good for the treatment of vitamin deficiencies and intestinal diseases. I myself am clearly convinced of the effectiveness of such treatment.

Chestnut oil

With thrombophlebitis, traditional healers recommend grinding 50 g of ripe horse chestnut kernels in a coffee grinder, pour the resulting powder with 250 ml of olive oil and mix thoroughly.

Rub the finished ointment, lightly massaging, in the evening before bedtime into painful places. Repeat the procedure every night for a month. After that, take a week break, and then repeat the treatment.

You can mix in equal parts by volume the powder of oak bark and horse chestnut, then take 2 tbsp. spoons of the mixture, add 5 tbsp. spoons of clay and dilute everything with warm water until the consistency of thick sour cream.

Coat sore legs in the evening with a thin layer of this gruel, cover with damp rags, wrap with a dry cloth and leave overnight. Rinse off with warm water in the morning. And so on until the condition is relieved.

An exercise

I will introduce you to a simple exercise that noticeably improves the blood supply to the legs, and in general has a wonderful effect on the entire vascular system and indirectly improves the work of the heart.

Excellent for the prevention and treatment of diseases such as varicose veins and thrombophlebitis.

Get up on your toes so that the heels come off the floor by only one centimeter, and drop sharply to the floor.

After thirty repetitions of the exercise, take a break for ten seconds. With each lesson, you can do no more than sixty repetitions of the exercise. It is recommended to repeat the exercises 3-5 times a day for one minute.

Cabbage compress

This folk remedy is most effective for thrombophlebitis. It is necessary to take a cabbage leaf slightly to beat it off and cut it with a sharp knife.

Then, on the one hand, it is smeared with honey or vegetable oil. This remedy is applied to the affected area and fixed with natural tissue.

It is necessary to keep such a compress as long as possible, up to a day. Even if the main symptoms have disappeared, it is still used for a whole month.

As a raw material for compresses, wormwood herb, rubbed together with curdled milk, can be used. The compress is done at night.

Treatment of thrombophlebitis with leeches

In the acute or exacerbated stage of thrombophlebitis, treatment with leeches is very effective.

The best way to place leeches is to place them on both sides of the diseased vessel at a distance of a couple of centimeters. It is advisable to do this in a checkerboard pattern, between vertically lying leeches there should be at least 6 cm.

Depending on the degree of spread of the disease, 6-15 leeches are required for the treatment of thrombophlebitis with this folk remedy.

You cannot place them on the area under the knee; care should be taken when placing them in the groin area (with thrombophlebitis of the pelvic vessels). It is strictly forbidden to be treated with leeches if a purulent process has begun with thrombophlebitis.


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