Diosmin is a natural flavonoid that is extracted from various plant sources and sold as a daily supplement either by itself or combined with similar flavonoids. People use this chemical to make medicine.
Diosmin might help treat hemorrhoids by reducing swelling (inflammation), and restoring normal vein function. It is used for treating various disorders of blood vessels including hemorrhoids, varicose veins, poor circulation in the legs (venous stasis), and bleeding (hemorrhage) in the eye or gums. It is also used to treat swelling of the arms (lymphedema) following breast cancer surgery, and to protect against liver toxicity. It is often taken in combination with hesperidin, another plant chemical.
Companies throughout the world offer diosmin in pill form. According to some experts, diosmin is often combined with a similar compound called hesperidin to maximize its effects.
Diosmin improves blood circulation and strengthens vein walls by improving the elasticity of blood vessels while inhibiting certain pro-inflammatory lipids. It helps your blood to flow against gravity and return from your legs to your heart. This has the effect of reducing or eliminating varicose and spider veins, while preventing recurrence by treating their cause.
Citrus fruits, especially lemons, are rich sources of diosmin, according to “Food Chemistry.” Lemons produce a number of useful flavonoids, including diosmin, in both the mature fruit and the leaves. Buddha’s finger, a type of citron, is also rich in diosmin. According to the “Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry,” green Meyer lemons and Buddha’s finger fruits contain the highest diosmin levels, especially when treated with hormones during the early growth stages.
The relief that diosmin offers from poor circulation, varicose and spider veins, and hemorrhoids can enable you to enjoy more physical activity and less interruptions in your social life. It does cause some side effects, including digestive discomfort and headache. More time can be spent with family and friends, enjoying your favorite activities without the discomfort caused by poor circulation.