Chronic venous and lymphatic disorders, including varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency, and lymphedema, are world-wide diseases that can occur at any age. Women, in particular, are more likely to be affected than men by these vascular diseases, which mainly affect the lower extremities. If detected early, however, the symptoms of the rapidly progressing diseases can be treated very well, but until now there is no form of therapy with which these diseases can be cured forever. Preventive measures and individual treatment options, however, can slow down the progression and delay the development of venous and lymphatic diseases. The diseases can be caused primarily by a congenital malformation or vascular wall weakness or secondarily due to acquired pre-existing diseases. The initial asymptomatic and symptom-free venous and lymphatic diseases can develop intermittently over several years to serious complications, such as the ulcer (ulcer), which leads to serious adverse effects on the health and quality of life of a person. Therefore, the first signs, such as tension and heaviness, pain, spasms and swelling in the legs should be taken seriously. Basically, the CEAP classification, which is used to assess the severity of a disease, as well as different diagnostic procedures, with which the cause and severity of the disease is detected, are used to ensure patients the best possible and individualized therapy. In addition, this diploma thesis shows in a literature review the current state of therapeutic options with phytopharmaceuticals in venous and lymphatic diseases. Especially in the early stages of the disease can be achieved with these herbal medicines effective success, so they represent a good alternative or supplement to compression therapy.