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7 Homeopathic Remedies for Healing Varicose Ulcers

A varicose ulcer is a sore which develops on the leg due to poor circulation of blood in the lower limb. The ulcer is usually located on the inner side of the leg, just above the ankle. There are valves in the veins of the legs that allow one-way blood flow from legs to the heart. Venous ulcers (open sores) occur when the veins in the legs do not push blood back up to the heart as they should due to which the blood backs up in the veins, building up the pressure, weakening the overlying skin on the top. If not treated, increased pressure and excess fluid in the affected area can cause an open sore to form. This type of wound can be slow to heal. The top homeopathic remedies for varicose ulcer are Acidum Fluoricum, Calendula Officinalis, Carbo Veg, Lachesis Muta, Pulsatilla, Arnica, and Calc. Carb. 

Homeopathic Remedies for Varicose Ulcer

Conventional treatments for treating leg ulcers usually involve getting rid of the diseased tissue and any callused skin. This form of treatment relies on keeping the wound clean with regular dressings but does not accelerate healing time and is also troublesome. Antibiotics may also be used if the ulcer becomes infected, but they don’t help ulcers to heal. However, unless the underlying cause of the ulcer is addressed, there’s a high risk of a venous leg ulcer recurring after treatment so Homeopathy can be a great supportive therapy in such conditions by focusing on the symptoms of itching, burning, and pain in the ulcer along with strengthening the body’s immunity and self-healing capacity for gradual healing of the ulcer to prevent its reoccurrence.

1. Acidum Fluoricum

Acidum Fluoricum is a remedy used to treat a number of health conditions like those that have an impact on the fibrous tissues like the bones and veins. Such conditions may include pain in the varicose veins and other more severe ailments like bone tumors. In addition, this medicine is an effective remedy to prevent the decay of teeth.
Fluoric acid is made from the chemical condensation of calcium fluoride. In this case, the veins have a tendency to become distended. The ulcers may cause immense pain and the condition, as well as pain, is likely to worsen when the individual keeps standing for prolonged periods. The ulcers have red edges and there may be the formation of vesicles. Itching with a burning sensation, a swollen leg, and relief upon using cold compress are some of the symptoms indicating towards the remedy.

2. Calendula Officinalis

Calendula Officinalis is a medicine used to treat varicose ulcers with copious pus discharge. It is made from a cultivated perennial herb Marigold of the family Compositae. Inflammation, stinging sensation and pain in the ulcer which is deep, red with ragged edges, lead to this medicine. This medicine is also used as a preventive measure against gangrene formation. The remedy has anti-inflammatory properties corresponding to its main action in injuries and inflammations.

3. Carbo Vegetabilis

Carbo Veg is used to treat varicose ulcers that bleed easily, even on the slightest touch. This remedy is made from vegetable charcoal of the family Fagaceae. The ulcer has a mottled purple color appearance and the skin surrounding it feels tense. There is burning pain in the ulcer along with foul-smelling pus discharge. Carbo Veg, corresponding to its source, is well known for its ability to absorb the toxins in the body with a tendency towards burning sensations and pains in the body.

Other Important Remedies

4. Lachesis Muta

Lachesis Muta is a medicine used to treat varicose ulcers which are sensitive to touch. There may be a thin, offensive discharge from the ulcers. The surface of the ulcer is uneven and looks dirty, purplish. Bluish-blackish skin may surround the ulcer. There may be a burning sensation in the ulcers mostly at night. This medicine is indicated for varicose ulcers that arise as a result of an injury.

5. Pulsatilla Nigricans

Pulsatilla is used to treat varicose ulcers with itching. The ulcer looks red and is hard to touch. Symptoms like smarting, shooting pain, burning, stinging and excoriating sensation in the ulcer that gets better on exposure to open air, are the key symptoms indicating towards the remedy. In some cases, a greenish-yellowish discharge may also be seen.

6. Arnica Montana

Arnica relieves pain, bruising and swelling of the varicose ulcers associated with trauma or overexertion.

7. Calcarea Carb

Varicose ulcers that hurt while the person is standing or walking respond to the remedy Calc. Carb. People who need this remedy often have a poor blood circulation with an associated sensation of chilliness.

Causes of Ulcer Formation

The veins in our legs have one-way valves that keep blood flowing up toward your heart. When these valves become weak, blood can flow backward and gets accumulated in the legs. This is called Venous Insufficiency. The excess fluid causes the blood pressure to build up. The increase in pressure and buildup of fluid prevents nutrients and oxygen from getting to the tissues. The lack of nutrients causes the cells to die, damaging the tissue, and thus forming a wound (sore).

Risk Factors

Different risk factors predispose a person towards the formation of varicose ulcers. The factors include conditions like the presence of Varicose veins, history of blood clots in the legs (deep vein thrombosis), blockage of the lymph vessels, Older age, more common in females, or being tall, in conditions of Obesity, Pregnancy. Smoking is also a factor that can put a person to risk and so can sitting or standing for long hours. A family history of venous insufficiency is another risk factor seen. Fractures of long bones in the leg or other serious injuries, such as burns or muscle damage also increase the risk.
These risk factors are important and taken into consideration before the prescription of suitable remedies.

Signs and Symptoms

When blood pools in the veins of the lower limb, fluid and blood cells leak out into the skin and other tissues. This can cause itchy, thin skin and lead to skin changes called stasis dermatitis. This is an early sign of venous insufficiency. The sign of a varicose ulcer is an ulcer on the leg, near the ankle with shallow sore and a red base, sometimes covered by a yellow tissue with unevenly shaped borders. The surrounding skin may be shiny, tight, warm or hot, and discolored. Symptoms of leg pain, itching and burning can be troublesome. If the sore becomes infected, it may be offensive and pus may drain from the wound.

Other early signs include:
Leg swelling with heaviness and cramping.
Dark red, purple or brownish skin with hardening (this is a sign of blood pooling in the area)
Tingling sensation in the area.

Other Types of Leg Ulcers

Other common types of leg ulcers include:

Arterial leg ulcers- caused by the poor blood circulation in the arteries.
Diabetic leg ulcers -caused by high blood sugar associated with diabetes.
Vasculitic leg ulcers -associated with chronic inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis & lupus.
Traumatic leg ulcers -caused by any trauma to the leg.
Malignant leg ulcers -caused by a tumor of the skin of the leg.

Wound Care

The basic instructions to wound care for people at risk of developing an ulcer are as follows:

  1. Always keep the wound clean to prevent any infection.
  2. Keep the dressing and the skin around it dry. Try not to get the healthy tissue around the wound too wet as it can soften the healthy tissue, causing the wound to get bigger in size.
  3. Before applying a dressing, cleanse the wound thoroughly.
  4. Protect the skin around the wound by keeping it clean and moisturized.

To help treat a venous ulcer, blood flow to the legs needs to be improved for which we need to: –

  1. Wear compression stockings or bandages every day. They help prevent the blood from collecting, thus reducing swelling, pain and helping with healing.
  2. Lying down with the feet elevated up on pillows which improve the circulation.

Some warning signs of infection which need immediate assistance are:-

  1. Redness increased warmth or swelling around the wound.
  2. More drainage than before or drainage that is yellowish.
  3. Bleeding from the ulcer.
  4. Bad Odor from the wound.
  5. Fever or chills.
  6. Increased intensity of pain.

Lifestyle Management and Prevention

Lifestyle changes can help prevent venous ulcers. The following measures may help improve blood flow and aid healing:

  1. Quit smoking, as it is bad for the blood vessels.
  2. In diabetes, keeping the blood sugar level under control will help heal faster.
  3. Exercising much helps with the blood flow.
  4. Eating healthy foods and with a proper sleep routine.
  5. Lose weight in cases of obesity.
  6. Managing the blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

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  1. Amitabh dey says:

    Having varicose vein ulcer in both legs due to which my movement is restricted. Dressing done every alternate day is with betadiene ointment can u suggest any medicines that can help me to improve my health.
    I am having throbbing pain accompanied with tingling and bur
    ning sensation
    My varicose vein ulcer come and go since year 2000but this time I got it in 2016 and not healing .I tried allopathic ,homeopathic and ayurvedic but no relief.

  2. Anne Keleghan says:

    I have an ulcer on my left ankle, which has over the past 8yrs been diagnosed and treated as pyoderma Gangnerosum just this week I’ve been told it’s a long standing venous ulcer, it us 7cm x 9cm with a 2cm death I would be grateful fir any advise regarding homoeopathy and natural remedies to treat this
    Thanking you
    Anne Keleghan

  3. Reeta sanwal says:

    I have Vericose vain problem from last 20 years .I operated this by open sergeant.after few years again I operated by lesser in AIIMS DELHI due to covid I can’t move to AIIMS THE ulcer is from about 10 years . Can. Homeopathy treat it.

  4. Rupesh kumar says:

    Mujhe 10 saal ho Gaye vericos veins aur ulcer ki problem ko plz mujhe homeopathic ki dawa bataye plz main bahut pareshan hoon mere pass ilaaz ke liye paise nahi hai aap ki badi kripa hogi

  5. Samar Mondol says:

    I have problem since last 10 years

  6. Ashok kumar Mohanty says:

    Respected Sir, I am a 52 year old male. I am suffering from leg non healing ulcers with 6 small in size for last 1 year. I have taken allopathy medicine since last one year. It is not healing. Please give me advise as early as possible and oblige.

  7. Professor Kanika Chatterjee says:

    I am 59 years old and have had DVT in 2014. I have a recurring problem of venous ulcers near the top of my right foot ankle. There is stinging pain in the ulcer region. Sometimes, it intenfies at night, and disturbs my sleep. I use compression bandage, Fusigen spray, and antibiotic cream and moisturex in the affected area.

    Doctor please advise how I can get relief from pain and permanent healing of the ulcers.

    • Mohd Khalid Qasmi says:

      My wife is 50 year old. She is Scleroderma patient for 15 years. She had varicose surgery several times. She has non healing ulcers in both legs around ankles which are very painful and stingy. Can you please help her?

  8. R Thangaraj says:

    Sir /Madam, I have vericos ulcers on both legs from more than 10 years. Wounds both sides. Please help me. I am 54 year’s old. What medicine to take. I will send the photo if I get your email or WhatsApp number. Thank you.

  9. sudha koli says:

    hello doctor
    I m 52 years i have a vericose problem.due to liquid flow from vines I underwent surgery but my wounds are still spreading
    I would like u to suggest me some.medicine for the same

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  11. N Venkatesh says:

    Dear sir I am male 52 suffering from right leg vericose ulcer burning pain itching wound opened while sitting posture standing posture getting painful burning used allopathic medicine s and homoeopathic rhustox nux vomica lechasis arsenic album etc. Swelling come down but still wound is there left leg also started both legs are like black pigments starting and opening in the past childhood time I have treated as filariasis cellulitis exzima etc in allopathic treatment I have shugar from 11 years and BP 10 years and ten years back TB treated allopathic treatment olden times pneumonia mums etc treated. Now using allopathic side by side ayurvedic medicine s showing liver some abnormal levels in liver profile test I have astronogic cause of impotency no children blood circulation in penis and legs poor right side brain infract clot medicine using. Please suggest me

  12. ABHILASH RAJ says:

    Good evening Sir
    Sir my mother is suffering from Venous ulcer for last 3 years. Each year it reoccurs during March April even after getting it treated (allopathy). But now I taking homeo medicines for her treatment..How can I know that the sore is getting better.. because there’s a bit discharge and skin is can I know that the medicine is effective..bcoz my mother wanted allopathic treatment but I went for homeopathy.
    Please help

  13. Carol M Williams says:

    Dr. Sharma,

    My husband (79 years old) has red discoloring that started on his inner ankle in left leg about 6 months ago. Sores (ulcers?) now form and seep. Calendula ointment seems to soothe the skin and discomfort. The ulcer will go away and another one will form in another spot. The discoloring which is now a quarter of the way up the leg is now forming on the inner ankle of the right leg. The left ankle swells from time to time. He also broke his femur in the left leg 20 years ago and has a titanium rod inserted.

    First visit to allopathic MD – diagnosis venous dermatitis. 2nd and 3rd visits, MD recommended compression stockings, elevating leg which he does regularly. My husband did his own research and learned that he should also lower his salt intake. (We already eat a low-salt diet but he enjoyed salty snacks which he has given up for at least the last 2 months.) He is not overweight. (5’10” – 180 lbs )

    Nothing has changed the problem. It has only gotten worse. He exercises his ankles with a stretch band specifically designed for that purpose.. He walks a mile a day. He changes his position working at the computer from sitting to standing.

    Last week he had an ultrasound and the vascular surgeon (allopathic) said their is nothing wrong with his veins. They are all working properly in both legs. The MD was scratching her head — obviously puzzled. She had no further recommendations or suggestions.

    Now what? Can you help? We always use homeopathy but which remedy for this puzzle? My father (now deceased) was an MD who specialized in homeopathy (1940s) so I am fully aware as to how homeopathy works. Please help!

    Thank you.

  14. Dr Mrityunjay Bishwas says:

    Dear Dr Sharma,
    One of my patient suffering from leg ulcer is a saint and a learned 65 years old person . Upper parts of sole (both the leg ) are black and swelled . No bad odour but thick push is seen after undress the wound . Fair complexion and uncombed hair. No idea of cancer family history . Remedy please.

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  18. Rhiya Madan says:

    If I come and show you, what are you charges.
    Hence where is your clinic.
    Ranjana Madan

  19. I had a wound on right leg its not healing I have show to Foot Specialist no improvement for last six months now they want to do biopsy. can you help me. I am CKD patient.
    I am 57 years and my fasting sugar iss 105-110 random is 120, my weight is 140kg
    due to spine surgery and admin of pain killers my Kidney are damaged

  20. Ledson Raj says:

    Iam suffering from vericos ulcer at inner ankle of right leg. For the past ten years vericos disorder with incompetent deep vein perforators, and did laser treatment for that ,then two years back sclerotherapy done for vericos ulcer cure. Now for six months a sore about 3×2 cm occurred is not healing , Ayurveda vericos oil using is not good enough to heal. Iam diabetic taking allopathic medicine , sugar controlled. I wish to do homeopathic treatment . Please direct me.

    • V Ramakumari says:

      Iam suffering from vericos ulcer at inner ankle of right & left leg swelling and pain.I wish to do homeopathic treatment . Please direct me.

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