A condition, in which a vein becomes dilated, elongated and tortuous, this is said to be “Varicose”. There are primary as well as secondary causes of varicose veins. The superficial perforating as well as the deep veins are involved in varicose veins. The contemporary treatment for varicose veins includes ligation, ligation with stripping surgical treatments. But these treatments can cause reoccurrence of this disease. Ayurveda texts reveal Siravyadha (venesection) cures varicose veins. We hereby report a case of a 60 year old female with complaints of pain in the lower limbs from calf to the dorsum of the foot of both legs associated with dilated and tortuous veins in the anterior aspect of lower leg with discolouration. She was advised admission for ten days and was treated with internal medication, external treatments and Siravyadha (venesection). During the treatment all the signs and symptoms of varicosity reduced to a very high extend.
S. Rudolph, Prasanth, D., and Anandaraman P. V., “A Case Study on the Ayurvedic Management of Varicose Vein”, Global Journal of Research on Medicinal Plants & Indigenous Medicine, vol. 5, no. 1, p. 41, 2016.