What is Spider Veins(Telangiectasias)? – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Ayurvedic Treatment


Spider veins is a blood vessel disorder which weakens small blood vessels supply.  This disease is usually painless. The people having standing posture jobs such as watchman, security guards, and teachers suffer from this disease. Spider veins and varicose veins have very minute differences as in spider veins smaller vessels turn bluish or reddish in color, they mainly affect capillaries whereas in varicose veins large blood vessels are affected by twist and turn . Spider veins usually don’t affect persons’ day to day lifestyle activities as there is no severe pain or discomfort, it only concerns cosmetic purposes only which can be corrected by herbal remedies. Here we will describe the whole concept of spider veins and treatment through ayurvedic methods.


Spider veins are a very common disease these days which mostly affects obese persons, old age, during pregnancy and persons having family history but it rarely affects health conditions. It is a disease which damages superficial small blood vessels of our body. It is also known as telangiectasia or thread veins as in this disorder prominent thread like clusters of veins are formed under skin. These veins show discoloration and lose its elasticity ( loss its ability to shrink and re- establish ). These veins can occur anywhere in the body but usually it occurs in legs and face . Main reason behind spider veins is weak or damaged one way valves of blood vessels , as these valves maintain blood flow towards the heart. If valves get damaged then blood flows backward and vessels become spider like in appearance although swelling, discoloration occurs.

Spider veins


The Symptoms of Spider Veins Areas Follows

  • Visible cluster of veins (reddish, bluish, purple)
  • Heaviness in the legs (usually lower legs)
  • Mild or no pain in legs
  • Muscle cramping in lower legs
  • Pain aggravated by prolonged standing
  • Tiredness
  • Restlessness
  • Tingling sensation in the legs
  • Burning
  • Itching


The Risk Factors of Spider Veins are as Follows

  • Prolonged standing or    prolonged sitting for several hours.
  • During pregnancy due to extra weight of the fetus which increases pressure in vessels of the lower part of the human body.
  • Age factor as by increasing age our veins get weaker and got damaged easily.
  • Genetics and obesity
  • History of blood clots or patients taking birth control pills.


The Diagnosis of Spider Veins is Described Below

  • According to the classics darshan, prashan and sparshan.
  • Physical examination (bluish or reddish cluster of veins)
  • Duplex ultrasound test
  • Contrast venography
  • Magnetic resonance venography


According to Ayurveda spider veins are considered tridosha disorders (vata, pitta, kapha) whereas pitta is predominant dosha among all. In this disease raktvaha stroto dushti occurs. In Ayurveda this can be managed by pitta nashak and rakt shodhak (blood purifier) drugs like Arjuna, manjishtha, etc. as there are various natural herbs. Some Acharya’s have mentioned rakt mokshan (bloodletting) to cure this disease. In bloodletting procedure impure blood is discarded from the body

According to Classical Text it Occurs as Below

Clinical Features of Rakt Dushti (impure blood)

The above mentioned shloka by Acharya explains about different features of impure blood

  • Kushth, visarp, pidika,dadru, tilkalak,pama, kotha –skin disorders
  • Raktapitta, asrigdar- bleeding disorders
  • Gulam- vidradhi- cystic selling
  • Nilika , vyang- skin discoloration


Usually spider veins are not harmful and asymptomatic but people are concerned due to cosmetic reasons.

  • Compression stockings can be used to make pressure on veins.
  • Avoid prolonged standing for long hours.
  • Reduce body weight if there is obesity.
  • Elevate your legs when resting to avoid increased pressure in blood vessels.
  • Some manage it with sclerotherapy ( injecting chemicals directly through spider veins) but in Ayurveda we have herbal remedies which can correct this condition completely.


Planet Ayurveda is a GMP and ISO certified company, it has been spread worldwide due to its herbal and natural products. Planet Ayurveda provides the best combination of herbal remedies for various diseases. These remedies contain natural ingredients, own manufacturing  and are chemical free . There is no artificial preservative added in the preparations. The best herbal combination for spider legs are as follows-

  1. Triphala Guggul
  2. Gotukola Capsules
  3. Arjuna  Capsules
  4. Nirgungi oil

Herbal Remedies for Spider veins

 Herbal Supplements for Spider veins


1. Triphala Guggul

Triphala guggul is a vati preparation mentioned in ayurvedic classical texts. It mainly contains two ingredients: triphala (Aamlaki, haritaki and bibhitaki) and guggul (Comiphora mukul). These tablets help in blood circulation and act as defense mechanisms. It also regulates bowel movement. It is also helpful in managing fistula in ano and constipation due to its laxative property. It has anti- inflammatory, anti – bacterial property and used in metabolic disorders

Dosage– Two tablets twice a day after meals.

2. Gotukola Capsules

Gotu kola is a capsule preparation which mainly contains gotu kola (Centella asiatica). It plays a very effective role in nerve disorder. It is also useful in mental disorders and have anti- anti-inflammatory properties that can likely be used in arthritis, it reduces selling. Gotu kola can also be effectively used in various skin disorders as it improves blood circulation.

Dosage – One capsule twice daily after meals.

3. Arjuna Capsules

Arjuna capsules are prepared using standardized extract of  Terminalia arjuna , its bark extract is used for medicinal purposes. Its extract contains glycosides, acids as it maintains blood circulation and it is very helpful in cardiac disorders. It also contains antioxidant properties.

Dosage– 2 capsules are given twice daily.

4. Nirgungi oil

As name suggests Nirgundi Oil is Taila preparation which mainly contains nirgundi (Vitex negundo) and til oil ( Sesamum indicum) . It is bitter , pungent and astringent . It also has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties . Nirgundi oil is applied locally on affected areas. It also acts as a muscle relaxant and reduces pain as it mainly acts on vata dosha.

Dosage– Apply it locally over the affected area

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All the information mentioned above is reliable, you can follow above guidelines regarding spider veins but for medicinal advice you must concern our doctors. The team of Planet Ayurveda is always available for your queries as there are well experienced doctors for your best management.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Pvt. Ltd. He is Author of the Book "Ayurveda – God’s Manual For Healing". He is an Ayurveda Expert Serving People worldwide through all the Possible Mediums, Operating from Main Branch in Mohali, India. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit www.PlanetAyurveda.com.

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