Blood clotting is a necessary process, but sometimes the blood can clot too much, which leads to complications that can be dangerous.
People who have congenital heart defects, may require blood-thinning medications to reduce their risk of heart attack or stroke.
It is important to speak with a doctor before trying these natural remedies, as they may interfere with some drugs prescription.
People have long used the golden spice called turmeric for culinary and medical purposes.
The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin that has anti-inflammatory and blood-thinning properties.
Taking a daily dose of turmeric spice may help maintain the anticoagulant status of their blood.
People can add turmeric in food or mix it with hot water to make a comforting tea.
Ginger is another anti-inflammatory spice that can help stop blood clotting, it contains a natural acid called salicylate.
Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) is a synthetic derivative of salicylate and a potent blood thinner.
To get the anticoagulant effects of natural salicylates, you may use dried or fresh ginger regularly in baking, cooking, and juices.
Cayenne peppers are also high in salicylates and can powerfully act as blood-thinning agents.
Many people can only tolerate Cayenne peppers in small amounts because it is quite spicy
Capsules containing cayenne pepper are available in food stores.
Vitamin E effects depend on the amount of vitamin E a person takes.
Taking too much vitamin E may interfere with your blood-thinning drugs.
It is unclear how much vitamin E thins the blood, although a person needs to take more than 400 International Units (IU) per day.
It is safer to get vitamin E from foods rather than supplements.
- safflower oil
- sunflower oil
- sunflower seeds
- wheat germ oil
- whole grains
Besides its desirable taste in food garlic has natural antibiotic and antimicrobial properties.
Odorless garlic powder demonstrates antithrombotic (a substance that reduces blood clot formation) activities.
People should stop taking high doses of garlic 7 to 10 days before a planned surgery because of its antithrombotic properties.
Cinnamon contains a powerful blood-thinning agent called coumarin.
The most commonly used blood-thinning drugs are made from coumarin.
Taking coumarin-rich cinnamon for a long period can cause liver damage.
It’s advisable to stick to small amounts of cinnamon in the diet in addition to using other natural blood thinners.