Horse chestnut, grape seed, Ginko biloba, coumarins and flavonoids. Even skin wraps for varicose veins. And there are a lot more! There seems to be any number of herbal and home remedies which are available for the treatment and removal of spider veins and varicose veins. Some of these products are cheap and others not so cheap but all seem to guarantee quick pain free removal of your veins with guaranteed results.
All these products are termed Veno-active drugs (VAD) or Phlebotonic drugs. They are mostly derived from plant extracts.
Such groups include:
But what is the level of scientific evidence?
At a recent International Phlebology conference that I attended, Veno-Active Drugs (VAD) were one of the topics of discussion.