"Thrombosis ... is the formation of a blood clot inside a blood vessel, obstructing the flow of blood through the circulatory system. When a blood vessel is injured, the body uses platelets and fibrin to form a blood clot to prevent blood loss. Alternatively, even when a blood vessel is not injured, blood clots may form in the body if the proper conditions present themselves. If the clotting is too severe and the clot breaks free, the traveling clot is now known as an embolus."
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06/19/2011: Anu from Nagpur, Maharashtra, India: "Dear Sir,
Please help me with the problem of thrombosis in my mother's feet. She is 68 years old. What is the best natural remedy for it?
06/20/2011: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Anu, cayenne pepper is excellent for blood clots. The hotter the better. You can either get your mother to add it to her food or take 1tsp in hot water like a tea. Tumeric is also good as is garlic (raw). Ginger root is also good and can be grated into a tea or put in food. Fresh is better but I have been using the powdered kind.
My son had quite bad veins in his feet. He is only four. I have coincedently been adding cayenne pepper to our food and also tumeric. I checked this morning and the veins in his feet have vanished.
Here is some more info on Cayenne pepper."
06/21/2011: Gavin from Manganui, Northland, New Zealand replies: "Arnica is very good for disolving blood clots. You can get it in tablets but you must watch the dosage. For any close to the skin clots it can be purchased as an oil and rubbed in. Very good for dissolving blood in bad bruising. Some dentists use a tablet to speed up healing when teeth have been pulled."