Tomato seeds possess anticoagulant properties that improve blood flow. When applied topically, they can help reduce the appearance of unsightly spider veins.
Tomatoes are one of the most famous vegetables and are used worldwide. In fact, they’re the main ingredient in many dishes around the world.
Because they’ve been used in cuisine for so long, their high nutritional content is no secret. However, many people are not aware of the properties that make them useful in alternative treatments and few imagine them as a health aid.
In the case of spider veins, they’ve earned a special place as their seeds contain an acidic substance with properties similar to aspirin, which works as an anticoagulant, improving blood flow.
They’re also loaded with flavonoids, antioxidant compounds that strengthen blood vessels.
Green tomato treatment
- Before you start, wash the tomatoes thoroughly to make sure they’re completely clean. This variety of tomato is green in color, but they are actually ripe.
- Cut them into slices, then apply them to the affected areas on the legs, including the areas with smaller spider veins which can accumulate.
- Use a bandage to cover the entire area to hold the tomatoes in place and give them time to work.
- When you feel a slight tingle or burning sensation, that means it’s time to remove the bandage.
- Rinse the area with plenty of warm water and carefully pat dry.
Red tomato treatment
- Wash the tomatoes well and cut into slices.
- Apply the tomato slices over the affected veins and cover with a bandage to hold them in place.
- Let them work for 4 hours, then swap them out for new slices and let work for 4 more hours.
You can use this treatment every night to see results in just a few weeks.