Varicose veins are not only unaesthetic. They pose a medical risk because they favor the appearance of inflammation of the veins and thrombosis.
Corylus avellana L.
The hazel is a shrub with a height of 2 - 4 m. It can be found less often as a tree up to 8 - 9 m. Its stem has a smooth ashy bark, which is covered with brown warts (hazelnuts). The leaves are obovate, with a heart-shaped base, pointed at the top, unevenly toothed, light green above and sparsely hairy. The veins on the underside of the leaves are strongly convex and densely hairy. Male and female flowers develop on the same plant. The male flowers are gathered in long hanging fringe-type inflorescences, and the female ones are grouped in several together and are similar to the vegetative buds. The fruits are round, with a green fruit peel (cap), with a delicious nut - hazelnut.
The common hazel blooms in February-March before leafing, and the fruits ripen in August. It bears abundant fruit every year.
Hazel is one of the most widespread shrub species in Bulgaria. It grows in the lower and partly in the middle forest zone (up to 1500 m above sea level) as an undergrowth in and outside the forests and forms in places extensive shrubs.
Hazel - dried bark
Application: as an aid in varicose veins, liver and bile changes, prostatitis, urological disorders, etc.
Method of preparation: 1 tablespoon of the herb is boiled for 5 minutes in 500 ml of water. Strain and drink in 3 equal portions the day before meals.
Packing: 40 g