Homeopathic Remedies for Leg Ulcers
Leg ulcers can be caused by a host of diseases, and there are various homeopathic remedies that can be used for each of them. This article will target the main causes of circulation problems and infection while also talking briefly about day to day herbal and topical remedies. Homeopathy is not recognized by many doctors and the FDA, and it is recommended that you see a licensed practitioner before proceeding.
Carbo veg is a homeopathic remedy that is often used in cases where there is sluggish and stagnant circulation, which is sometimes the case with leg ulcers. The patient bruises easily and skin ulcers and gangrene can sometimes set in. There is an icy cold on the feet, knees, and hands and numbness in parts of the body used for reclining. Secale is used for sluggish circulation related to distended veins and the formation of blood clots. The patient feels numbness, internal heat with externally cold skin, and potential gangrene in the toes if aged or a diabetes sufferer. Arsenicum targets patients with cold and icy limbs that may break out in cold sweats, experience exhaustion and cramps, and puffy and swollen limbs. The symptoms may worsen in cold weather and after midnight.
Belladonna is a treatment for patients with redness and body swelling from infection, a throbbing and pulsating feeling, and an extreme sensitivity to light. The patient may have flushing or redness in the face accompanied with heat, though the feet and hands stay cold. Calendula is used in infections that result from cuts, scraped skin, and skin eruptions. It is often used as a tincture or ointment. Ferrum phosphoricum is used in infections where there is inflammation that is accompanied by weakness, high temperature and thirst. It may help prevent leg ulcer infection if taken early on in the process. Graphites can be used as a remedy when infections manifest themselves in the skin. Cracks in the skin may form and honey-colored discharge comes out of the wounds, accompanied with sluggishness, an inability to concentrate, and on most occasions paired with other conditions like impetigo and herpes simplex.
Herbs and Vitamins
Cellular health should be emphasized with inflammation supplements like vitamin C and bioflavonoids. Evening primrose oil may expedite the healing process, while essential fatty acids add to your body’s natural anti-inflammatory properties. Vitamin E, garlic, and coenzyme Q10 help with your circulation during a leg ulcer. For internal toxic cleansing, you can try a quarter cup of cayenne pepper diluted in hot water twice a day, or herbal teas with gingko biloba and yarrow herb a few times a day. Aloe vera can also be consumed a tablespoon per day to help with the cleansing process. To disinfect the leg ulcer, you can apply a few drops of tea tree oil. An herb that may help externally is calendula, when ten drops are applied to the wound with a cotton ball. Try to eat the healthiest diet you can and include a regular exercise routine.