With the heat comes the feeling of heavy and aching legs.

This is often the symptom of venous and lymphatic stasis that can be countered with natural remedies and good habits.

Venous and lymphatic stasis are characterized, respectively, by an alteration of the blood circulation and of the lymphatic system.

Venous stasis consists of a slowing down of blood circulation in the veins, while lymphatic stasis, on the other hand, means an inefficiency of the lymphatic system that leads to stagnation of lymph in the lower limbs or in other parts of the body.


The causes that lead to this type of malaise are many:

  • wrong positions held too long
  • weight gain
  • taking particular medications
  • pregnancy
  • hormonal changes
  • trauma to the lower limbs

In all these cases the blood does not circulate as it should, or rather, it struggles to go back to the heart , creating heaviness and swelling in the feet, ankles and calves in the first place. The result is to find yourself with legs that are painful to the touch, a sense of discomfort and discomfort when walking. In some cases, varicose veins and edema may also appear, which are formed due to the inability of the lymphatic system to activate a disposal above the norm and of the system now charged and unable to proceed with normal resorption.

Fortunately, there are excellent natural remedies to solve or at least limit the problem of heavy legs, as well as a series of good practices that counteract venous stasis in a minimally invasive way.


For example, you can adopt healthy eating habits: be careful about the consumption of salt, to be used sparingly, in the same way limit nitrogenous substances, such as meat and animal proteins in general, giving priority to fruit and vegetables on the table. season, the latter to be seasoned with extra virgin olive oil, aromatic herbs and lemon juice, especially in summer.

Vegetables are in fact a source of vitamins, minerals and water, useful to hydrate us but also to eliminate the states of inflammation and the stagnation of liquids in the legs . It is also excellent to drink many infusions and herbal teas that improve circulation and stimulate diuresis.


Healthy legs based on Horse Chestnut, Butcher's Broom, Bilberry and Vine is an excellent ally to counter this disorder. Horse chestnut is recommended for stasis and venous congestion and for disorders related to poor blood circulation. It tones the veins and contributes to the narrowing of dilated varices. The butcher's broom is a protective and anti-inflammatory potted plant and is particularly useful for venous circulation. The same Bilberry and the Vine are plants with strong phlebotonic properties; that is some active principles they possess such as escin and polyphenols have antioxidant properties that protect the walls of the venous vessels.

The problem of heavy legs often goes hand in hand with that of fluid retention. In this case, Bromelain comes in handy.

Bromelain, a proteolytic enzyme deriving from the pineapple stem, is used to improve circulation and skin trophism, as it has an antithrombotic action, thus hindering the formation of thrombus inside the blood vessels. For this reason it is useful in the presence of varicose veins and in disorders of the circulatory system. It also has an anti-edema action, particularly effective in the treatment of localized inflammation of the soft tissues associated with trauma and in the presence of edema or cellulite .