Natural Remedies to Help Prevent Blood Clots

Last Modified on Dec 15, 2014

There are a number of natural blood thinners (anticoagulants) that will help prevent blood clots.  Many of these natural remedies will provide other health benefits as well.  Treating an existing blood clot, however, is a medical emergency requiring a doctor's treatment and supervision. 

What Is a Blood Clot?

A blood clot is a buildup of blood and tissue inside one of your veins or arteries, a natural bodily function that can quickly become a deadly killer.  When blood fails to circulate properly, blood clots form.  When you are wounded, blood naturally clots to stop bleeding.  However, blood clots can also create a blockage in your veins or arteries, break loose and travel to the heart, lungs or brain, causing life-threatening heart attacks, strokes, embolisms or other health emergencies.

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Alkalizing Remedies   0  0   

Posted by Vicki (Wofford Heights, Ca) on 07/22/2013

My husband had a massive pulmonary embolism on 10-30-12. When the radiologist broke up the clots he inserted a vena cava filter to keep clots from his legs from going to his lungs. By 1-7-13 the filter had completely clogged with clots, and my husband's legs were swollen twice normal size and in terrible pain. He was told to go home, take his coumadin and keep his legs elevated. He is now swollen from his waist to his toes. The large veins that transfer blood from the legs to the body are completely occluded and destroyed. The smaller veins are starting to take up the flow, but not very effectively. Could he get any relief from the pain and swelling from the lemon/soda/water remedy?

Replied by Mike Giller
Denver, Colorado
07/23/2013
I was sick for a very long time and eventually recovered. From experience I can tell you that he is going to have to start eating right. I am going to teach you to do that. Put some organic baby spring mix, strawberries, lemons, tomato paste, and chilis in a blender. Add some water and grind them up. Do this several times a day. The more he takes the faster he shall get well. Do this every hour and he should be well in 3 or 4 days. For oil take 1 tsp. flax oil and 1 tsp coconut oil 4 times a day. For carbs take organic sucanet and raw honey. For protein take grass fed hamburger rare. Take 1 tsp. non gmo red miso 4 times a day. I am going to give you a list of products you can study and take. Many can be purchased on the internet at wholesale prices. Absorbable colostrum, nondenatured microfiltered whey protein isolate, hawaiin spirulina, thin celled wall chlorella, raw eggs from pastured hens, nondefatted dessicated liver, raw organic cocoa powder, freeze dried coconut water, raw fermented skate liver oil, nascent iodine, hawaiin cordyceps, dead sea salt, sun dried sea salt, and chia seeds.
Replied by Ruth
Hot Spot, Texas
07/23/2013
A quick google search on vena cava filters shows issues with complications and questionable benefit, especially long term. Can you discuss the possibility of removing it with his doctor? Definitely talk to the doctor about your concerns with the swelling.
Replied by Carly
Pnw, Usa
07/23/2013
Hi Vicki, I am aware that what I am going to say sounds counter productive to blood clots in legs.... But please, do a web search on "inclined bed therapy" re circulation. There is also a YouTube video demonstrating the effect on veins and circulation by Andrew Fletcher. It is very simple.... You raise the head of your bed by 6" to 7" and it improves circulation. I can't explain it as well as some of the info on the web does, but it does work!

Also look into the supplements IP-6 and Serrapeptase.

Additionally, I would web search the terms "natural blood thinning" and see what comes up.

It is probably for the best that your husband had that filter put in, or those clots might have really damaged him... But if you can figure out why he is prone to them, and stop them.... You will be golden! Best wishes!

Replied by Mama To Many
Middle, Tennessee, Usa
07/24/2013
Dear Vicki, The Lemon/soda/water remedy would surely be worth a try!

I have been thinking about this for a couple of days and wondering what I would do if this were my loved one and here are some things I thought of...

Cayenne Pepper... Cayenne is very good for the blood and circulation. It may even dissolve the clots over some time. If you can find Dick Quinn's book, Left for Dead, he talks about how much this (and other herbs) helped him deal with his health after his bypass surgery. Cayenne does thin the blood, though, so you might look into its compatibility with Coumadin. (We have a friend who went off Coumadin and did cayenne and vinegar (similar to the lemon soda idea) and has had no trouble with his A-fib. Also his blood pressure is down for the first time in decades.) Anyway, try to find a "cool cayenne" formula -one with some ginger in it so it is less likely to cause heartburn. Start with one capsule a day. Over a week or two, work up to 2 capsules 3x a day with meals. I would look for one that is about 40, 000 heat units. Or, if you want to try it straight, take 1/4 t. In grape juice 1x a day. Work up to 1/2 teaspoon 3 x a day. It is spicy this way but you get used to it and I think the stomach likes it better when it has the "heads up" in your mouth. :)

If he is able to get in the bathtub, I would have him take a charcoal bath. 1/2 to 1 cup activated charcoal powder in the tub, soak for 20 minutes. Tub will be messy and he will need to shower after. But charcoal is amazing at drawing out toxins and swelling. This could be done 2-3 times a week. If that is too messy, try an epsom salt bath instead. 1-2 cups epsom salt in the tub.

If he is able to go for daily walks that would be super.

Water is very important. At least 1/2 gallon a day. This is needed to help flush out the swelling. I had edema after the birth of a baby and the nurses said I need to drink a lot. Seemed counter-intuitive, but it did work. Make sure he gets enough salt. (Celtic sea salt would be the best. ) Keep caffeine, soda, and processed foods to a minimum. Fruit and veggies are important.

Finally, Dandelion Root. This is a blood purifier and will also help get the fluids out. 2-4 capsules 3-4 times a day.

Praying for wisdom for you and health for him! God bless you! Please let us know how it goes!

~Mama to Many~

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Posted by Rimi (Singapore) on 09/30/2011

I have this problem of blood clot near my joint area. Due to this inflamation errupts in those area which later turns to wound. I am not sure of the cause of it. Can this occur due to high uric acid? iIf yes then will this vinegar help me?

Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses, Cayenne   0  0   

Posted by Patricia (Maryland) on 07/24/2014

I recently developed a blood clot after superficial vein surgery. I had not had blood clots prior. After two weeks of Lovenox shots, the MRI showed the blood clot had gone. I do not have DVT. However, I will be flying to Europe (7.1/2 to 8 hour trip late August/early September). I told my doctor and he has given me two shots of Lovenox to take, one prior to flight and one after. Therefore, this must indicate there is a risk.

In the meantime, I am anxious that I not have another blood clot. The natural remedies posted here for apple cider vinegar, cayenne pepper, and molasses should great. Do I select one of these, or take all three daily? I don't want to overdo it. Which one is the best? I still intend to take the two shots of Lovenox as prescribed later on. Also, does anyone have an idea of the risk involved in flying after vein surgery. Is it better to wait at least 3 months or later. I had the surgery on June 25 and plan to fly early Sept. I could leave it until a bit later but would that make any difference. I do have support hose to wear and know that I do need to walk around about every hour and do ankle exercises.

Replied by Mama To Many
Tennessee
07/24/2014
Dear Patricia,

Sounds like you are really doing your homework and will be well prepared for your next flight.

Cayenne pepper is amazing for the blood. I would put that one at the top of the list. But it wouldn't hurt to take all three. They are all foods and all good for many things. You might just add one per week to your diet so you will be able to notice any adverse reaction you might have to one of them. I don't mean to imply that any of these remedies are dangerous, but not everything agrees with everyone.

I trust all will go well for you.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Gia
Usa
08/05/2014
I think you are taking all the right precautions. Also, on your flight, get up and move around as much as you can and stay fidgety in your seat by stretching a lot. Have fun in Europe!
Replied by Harold
Louisville,kentucky
11/11/2014
I will be using this site regularly as I am new here and see this site as my life saving mechanism with thousands of blood clots at present. Just stand by and watch God help me with these natural aides to better living and elimination of my clots!

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Posted by Desmond (Chicago, Il) on 06/14/2013

[YEA]  I had a swelling in my right calf that was throbbing and it felt like needles or it felt like a balloon filled with water ready to explode and it was extremely hot to touch. I went to my clinic and was informed that I'd have to return the following week and see a Specialist. The appointment was made and I went home.

Had phoned my sister-in-law in Donegal, Ireland and told her as I was starting to worry at this point with no relief and she told me to get some Molasses and taking 2 tablespoons daily and it will make it disappear!

Sunday evening when I got home I took 2 tablespoon fulls, repeated it Monday morning and night, same Tuesday and Wednesday too and took another on Thursday morning.

Went to my appointment on Thursday afternoon and was asked to roll up my pants and the Specialist looked at my chart and then to both my legs and back and forth and then he says to me, "Which leg is the affected one?" and told him that I was not sure as it was his opinion that I wanted to hear and then his words were: "You're wasting both my time and your own..." that I had no blood clot and to get out of here and be thankful.

I knew it was the Molasses that cured me and I've been telling that story to everyone except the medical staff. For they would never believe me!

Thanks,

Desmond Campbell

Replied by Anonymous

06/15/2013
Hi Desmond, This is great news and thanks for posting. However please consider carrying on with a small dose of Blackstrap Molasses ever day and try and investigate why you had the clot as they can be a red flag to some other disease.
Replied by Kt
The USA
07/18/2013
Hi Desmond, did you use just "Molasses" or Blackstap Molasses?
Replied by Annice
Texas
11/18/2013
[YEA]   Thank you Desmond for taking the time to post this. The same thing happened to me.J ust below my knee on the calf of my leg. It just kept swelling and it was red. We had just watched Dr. Oz the day before, and he told of the symptoms of a blood clot. It was scary.

I am not one to run to the doctor for just what ever. But I thought well now I have to go. Did not expect to find any help for a blood clot. OK, Blackstrap molasses, really .I went straight to the grocery store (I brought my Tblsp) with me. Took it before I left the parking lot .I was desperate. It has been a week now. And the clot seems to be gone.I took 2 tbls a day mixed in 6oz. of milk. I plan to keep taking it. Maybe not as much, but it seems to be a healthy addition to anyones diet. I used the Brer Rabbit brand because the lable showed to have more iron and magnesium than the grandmas brand. Hope this helps someone.

Replied by Prioris
Fl
11/18/2013
There is already an optimal healthy supplement for blood clots - fibrolytic enzymes e.g. nattokinase (clot buster). Given that it could be a life or death issue, I would recommend that people retire molasses and other treatments to the dustbin as a treatment unless they can't get access to the enzyme.
Replied by Airforce Wifey
Joint Base Andrews, Md
04/04/2014
Is Blackstrap Molasses ok to take while on Warfarin and some other ulcer/colitis meds? :( Trying to stay hopeful for the hubby.
Replied by Mama To Many
Tennessee, Usa
04/05/2014
Dear Airforce Wifey,

I don't know for sure if Blackstrap is okay to take with those meds. Blackstrap is high in some nutrients (which is why it helps with so many things! ) but none are above the RDA for the nutrients. It seems like it should be okay, but I am not a doctor or chemist. You might want to check with a pharmacist. Let us know if you find anything conclusive.

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Sherry (Longview, Washington) on 10/18/2008

[YEA]  Black Strap Molasses has really helped my heavy bleeding and clotting due to fibroids. I do not know how it works but it is working.

Replied by Patty
Clarington, Ohio
11/24/2008
[YEA]   Yea. I dont know either, however i am feeling much better. The only thing i did different this month is the black strap. Cycle only 4 days and no heavy bleeding. I dont know how it works, but nature and God is speaking to us women.
Replied by Tracey
Indiana
05/13/2013
How long did it take for the blackstrap molasses to work?

Posted by Donna (Guilford, North Carolina) on 04/12/2007

[YEA]  I read about Blackstrap Molasses and its ability to remedy female issues, and I was amazed. I have rather large fibroids, extreme bleeding and clots. My doctors have looked at a number of treatments from meds to surgery. I started taking 3 tablespoon of molasses a day about 2 months ago. I was schedule for surgery which had to be re-scheduled 3x due to other issues. But, it's my belief that all the re-scheduling was the universes way of protecting me from an un-needed surgery. I'm not bleeding as heavy, reduced blood clots and shorter cycle. I spoke to my natural pathetic doctor and she has no documented information about these types of benefits of molasses. Can anyone tell me why and how blackstrap molasses seems to reverse and reduce these female issues? This is my third month on the molasses, any suggestions as to how long to take the product? Thank you for your helpful information, this is a wonderful site.

Replied by Lana
Texarkana, ark
11/23/2008
I think it is the Sulphur content that is in the molasses, along with other trace minerals and nutrients..?
Replied by Kamaria
Stockton, California / Usa
11/12/2012
Blackstrap Molassas is very high in iron. It is the iron that is very good for you. In fact, as to my knowledge, molassas has the highest content of iron in any food. It is in liquid form and therefore gets absorbed well into your system. Taking iron pills can be harmful since only a small amount of it gets absorbed into your system and therefore most of it is flushed out thru your intestinal tract where it can create problems. I have heard that fibroids tend to collect iron and can make you anemic. I was told this by a friend that had large fibroids and this was what she was told by her docter. The doctors gave her iron pills and since they did not work, she got so anemic they did a total hysterectomy on her to get rid of the fibroids. She told me all of this after the surgery. I wish she would have let me know before she had the surgery. I am not quite sure how the iron helps since the doctor said that the fibroids collect the iron. Although, I had a large fibroid several years ago that caused to stay bloated for months. I started taking molassas every day for several weeks and all of the symptoms dissappeared and never came back. I do not know if the fibroid still exists at all since I did not have another sonagram done to check. The only thing I would suggest is not to take more than a tablespoon a day, because the molasses contains a lot of iron and too much iron a day will cause consipation if your body is getting more than it can use at one time.

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Posted by Harold (Louisville, Kentucky) on 11/10/2014

Have verified thousands of blood clots in my veins of my vascular system to date. I have been diagnosed by some doctors and not all as having the Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome. to date I have been to the Mayo Clinic for an endovascular procedure which was aborted due to not enough blood flow to my iliac and inferior vena cava veins for the stints to effectively work. Upon returning I have developed new blood clots in both of my femora veins and now have even more pain. I would love input as to how much cayenne and blackstrap molasses to take daily so as to reverse this mess of blood clots in my vascular system and to eliminate the need to get off of warfarin for the rest of my life. My goal is to not only go back to the Mayo Clinic next year, but to prove to them that I am not sol and are proof that God not only cares, but this system of natural cures needs to be considered by the largest hospital in the world contrary to the big pharmaceutical companies interests. This true story of mine should be of grave interest to many and hopefully with input can not only save my life, but do so with no pain in the future. I really want to get the word out so many may benefit from me and live, not die for no reason.

Posted by Grant (Philadelphia, Pa) on 12/22/2013

[YEA]  Hi Everyone. About 3 weeks ago, I went to tbe emergency room because of deep vein thrombosis. In layman's term, I had a blood clot in my right leg. The pain was intense, and I was given tylenol and a blood thinner. I was discharged after 10 hours and prescribed expensive pharmaceuticals. While I at the hospital, I went on this site and looked up the cures. The blackstrap molasses and red cayenne pepper took a few days to work. After the fourth day, the pain was gone and my leg went back to normal. I saw my physician the following week and was put on a blood thinner. He said he knew that blackstrap and red pepper worked but wanted to be safe than sorry. He took labs, and I go back next week. He said the clot is gone but wants to observe me for another week. I'm happy to have physician that believes in alternative therapies as well.

Replied by Angela
Texas, US
06/11/2014
How did you prepare it

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Posted by Kt (Usa) on 08/18/2014

Would someone please advise why it is preferred to boil the water before mixing with the cayenne pepper? Wouldn't hot water from the tap do just as well? The lips and tongue can tolerate that better!

Replied by Mama to Many
Tennessee
08/18/2014
Dear Kt,

I think plenty of herbalists recommend cayenne without stipulating that the water must be boiling. (I just double checked and Philip Fritchey does not say it must be boiling.)I think you can just use hot water, if desired. In fact, I put my cayenne in cold juice when I take it and because it has reduced symptoms, I know it is effective when taken that way.

Perhaps the advice to boil it would be if you were to be making an extract or tea? If you were going to be pouring boiling water over the cayenne, letting it steep and then straining the cayenne, then you might be best to begin with boiling water.

For the record, when taking cayenne in a liquid, I use a straw, or put on lip balm first to avoid burning the mouth.

Love,

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Rollandtkd
Florida, US
09/03/2014
I would also like to know if it can be hot tap water or even cold water.
Replied by Kt
Usa
09/04/2014
Hi Roland--I believe so. I started using hot tap water...read the 8-18-14 post above by Mama to Many. KT
Replied by Mama to Many
Tennessee
09/04/2014
Dear Rolland,

I put cayenne into cold juice when I take it and it works well. So, cold water should be fine, as long as you aren't straining back out the cayenne.

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Virginia (Otto, NC ) on 02/28/2009

Cayenne Pepper in helping prevent returning DVT? I need help in finding the right vitamins to help prevent DVT returning in my leg. My left leg is damaged from DVT and I am currently on Coumadin. I need something to help without messing up my coumadin. Can anyone help me?

Replied by Julie
Coventry, England
07/05/2010
[YEA]   I believe Cayenne saved my life. I fell whilst out shopping and, though my pride was hurt, I felt o.k. Later same evening felt pain in my left foot, couldn't bend my toes.Went to bed but pain kept me awake, felt dreadfully sick, so rushed to bathroom. Next thing I remember is saying to my husband that I had fallen over. My husband tryed to pick me up, but I had passed out again. He called an ambulance and paramedic took my b.p. 64 over 50. My b.p. was so low i couldn't even open my eyes.Then suddenly I felt a rush of heat through my entire body and felt dramatically better, b.p. started to rise. Hospital Dr. said i had severe sprain, ( rubbish, 2hours later i am walking as normal), foot had a red swelling on top he gave it no importance, but through later research I believe it was a blood clot. I always take Cayenne with my evening meal. Thanks be to God. I dread to think what might have happened had I not.This stuff rocks, it brought down husband's blood pressure, believe it dissolves arterial plaque. Anyway, you guys go buy some. I will never be without it.

Posted by Karenna (SF, CA) on 06/01/2007

[YEA]  Cayenne is NOT unsafe per one of your feedback customers. I recently found your website in some research I am doing on Cayenne and Lymph, but was a little disconcerted to see that you published someone's testimonial warning others not to use cayenne if they do not want their blood thinned.

Cayenne is used in midwifery and in other instances when needed to stop hemorrhaging, and has the ability to correct and balance both ends of many circulation issues. It will assist in dissolving clots as well as stopping bleeding, and it will -- over time -- correct both high and low blood pressure.

I suggest to all readers that when it comes to benefits and contraindications of herbs and medications, that they exhaustive research, or at least more than they think is necessary, to discover what they need to know for their particular situation or those for whom they are caring.

EC: Thanks, Karenna. We appreciate your clarification!

Replied by Bane
Bg, Serbia
08/08/2009
I can confirm that eating cayenne or drinking in glass of water in large doses does only good. I've been doing 3 teaspoons 6 days a week for last 2 and a half years with only positive effects. I suggest to read http://www.herballegacy.com/Cayenne.html for more info.
Replied by Jarret
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
01/20/2011
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]   I've been following earth clinic for a couple years now. Every couple weeks to a month I have been getting pains which seem to come directly from the center of my heart. I dissolve 2 90,000 heat unit cayennes into a glass a water and bear the burn, but it seems the clot which was causing so much pain gets past my heart and it stops hurting. I haven't been able to take lots of cayenne everyday tho so I don't know if it will permanently fix this problem but it has done the trick several times over... I was even having pain in my left arm today and was worried I might end up with a heart attack if I didn't do something.

Cayenne also works awesome for cuts... burns pretty bad at first but gives a nice heal with no scar for the couple times I've used it on myself and others but these were minor wounds, so I can't say how well it would work for something severe.

Replied by Tara
South Hadley, Ma, Usa
01/21/2011
That's great feedback Jarret, thanks. I wonder if in an emergency you could apply cayenne over the heart in a diluted solution of DMSO, which would penetrate immediately? Does anyone have any thoughts about that? Thanks.
Replied by Blanche
Iberia Parish, Louisiana, Usa
01/21/2011
Jarret, reading these symptoms, I think if I were you I would go to a doctor to at least know what you are dealing with. It may not be wise to try to treat this with home remedies. Good luck to you.
Replied by Lemarque
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
01/22/2011
Hi Jarret, I would strongly suggest that you go to your doctor and get this problem looked at ASAP. You describe the "clot" as "passing", but it is very unusual for this to occur. Circulating clots will almost always lodge in the lungs (PE) before they reach the heart. Clots in the coronary arteries means heart attack 100% of the time - no exceptions.

However from the symptoms you describe it is more likely going to be coronary artery sclerosis or angina. The extent of this condition needs to be assessed as it seems you are already getting warning signs. It is always better to get these things checked, if there is a serious underlying problem, get the issue addressed and then return to natural health approaches as a preventative measure for the future. If the tests show nothing is wrong with your heart, then that is the best outcome and you can then direct your attention to finding a way to treat the condition not just the symptoms. I truly hope you take heed of this advice.

Replied by Jarret
Calgary, Alberta
02/02/2011
Thanks for all the concern guys.
Tara, I think the best and quickest way for it to be effective is to put it in hot/warm water and drink. I don't really know what dmso is tho.. but I would think if you put it inside your body it will get into your blood and dilate your arteries much more directly than it could ever possibly do through your skin.

For the past weeks I have kept taking a tsp of cayenne (pills got expensive) in a glass of hot water at least 3x a day... It has provided a great deal of relief, but I am aware that this isn't a cure all. Lemarque I too suspect arterial sclerosis.. And by how badly my legs have scaled over I am severly depleted in good fats, however I did get a basic hepatology screening and everything came back normal (ie ldl) I would contribute the current condition to about 15 years of eating a high salt fast food diet. Another added benefit of taking this cayenne has been that the top of my head on my baldy spot has been warm again after being cold for a very long time. No sprouts yet tho :) I could feel the clots in different areas of my body as well. It got stuck in my arm, my heart, my lung, and what felt like the frontol lobe of my brain... But everytime I just kept taking the cayenne until it passed. I haven't felt it for a week or so but am still taking the cayenne to be safe. I have also started eating flax seeds (mulling them to a pulp) (and this is for omega3/ALA) everyday and while it's only been a few days of it I am feeling way better.

Replied by John
Bridgeton, New Jersey
06/17/2011
Lemarque is absolutely correct. I am 43 and just got released from the hospital with my 4th MI (Heart attack) in 2 years. In that time I have suffered DVT's, PE's and ultimately the MI's. I have a severe lotting issue that to dat, has only been managed through a host of medications. If I miss 4 days (seems to be the magic number), I am destined for another MI. I have been given two additional medications to control the sickness the other ones cause, so as of today I am taking 9 pills a day. Clots are NOTHING to play around with. I must be the luckiest guy in the world to survive so many MI's in such a short period, but even I know how soon that could end.

Personally I would love to explore the possibility of organic treatment, but having gone through what I have gone through, I wouldn't dare do anything without the direct guidance of my doctors at this point. The consequences are far too extreme!

I would love to hear some thoughts on organic alternatives since I am now retired from my law enforcement career and have all the time in the world to do some research! :-)

John

Replied by Ian
Sanford, Florida
09/21/2011
Hi John,

I think you should consider taking Nattokinase as it is a potent blood thinner. If you do decide to take it, then it is best to take with plenty of water 1 hour before meals or snacks or 2 hours after meals or snacks.

Ian

Replied by Michelleboyle
Virginia Beach, Va, Virginia Beach
08/01/2012
I broke my right ankle 2 months ago, I was in a cast for 6 weeks and in a boot for 3 weeks, now I have a deep vein thrombosis because of it, and I am on the blood thinner arixtra. Would cayenne and garlic help if I added it to my diet? Thanks, Michelle
Replied by Aeiver
New Braunfels, Tx
02/24/2013
An interesting book about cayenne and other healing foods is "Left For Dead" by Dick Quinn who writes about his experience with heart disease and regaining his health.
Replied by Terri
Midwest City, Ok
07/10/2013
I would be interested in knowing how cayenne is used. Is it the pepper itself or is it used in the powder form that you can buy as a spice? Is it mixed with food or water. Is there a certain way to use it to address one ailment over another? I have pain on the inside of my leg that seems to be slowly moving upward that I suspect is a clot. I don't know but it has been moving up my left leg for a very long time and is now in the thigh area. I work from home and sit most of the time with my right ankle crossed over my left leg at the knee. Thank you!
Replied by Kt
The Usa
07/11/2013
Hi Terri, I just happened to read your post and thought I had been experiencing the same thing with one of my legs. I had read some benefits from taking cayenne pepper so I had started to use it on my eggs and vegetables along with turmeric and ginger. I don't know whether it is the combination or not but since I have been taking it I have not had that "feeling" in my leg. In fact, I had not given it another thought until I read your post. Just thought I'd share.
Replied by Kt
The USA
07/18/2013
I wanted to report an update. I awoke this AM with pain in the leg in which I suspect a clot. I mixed about 1/2 tsp cayenne in some warm water and chugged it. After that, I took about 1/4 tsp turmeric and 1/4 tsp ginger in some warm water and chugged that. I then mixed about a TBSP of BSM in some warm water and drank that. I went for a ten minute walk. When I returned I ate about 1/2 C cooked carrots and a garlic clove. I don't know which combination worked or if they will counter each other later but the "tightness" in that leg has gone for right now although I can still feel a little disturbance.

Can anyone provide a warning about what I took? Sometimes, when you're in the pain I was in, you don't think too clear. I know the turmeric and ginger are from roots. I guess you can consider those a starch. I know too many carbs (starches) clog pores and veins. (BTW, a popular medical site locked me out of my account for reporting something they apparently didn't like until I begged for reinstatement and pleaded ignorance due to my brain injuries---which is true). During my times of employment I stood the majority of the time. I was never one to sit for long periods of time until getting the computer but I've had to cut back on that. I rode horses for several years but that is not idle sitting.

Replied by Andrea C
Cardiff, Wales
07/19/2013
Take half a teaspoon of cayenne in the morning, other half in the evening..... In WARM WATER. So your body knows what's coming. It may feel a bit burny, but that will pass.
Replied by Kt
The Usa
07/20/2013
Hi Andrea, should I take it on an empty stomach or after I eat?
Replied by Andrea C
Cardiff, Wales
07/21/2013
You can take it with or without food. You can also put it on your food, but I do both as I like it. Love Andrea xxx

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Posted by Xome The Way (Sacramento, Ca) on 08/18/2012

I have a 76 year old relative who developed a blood clot in her leg after she took a long airplane flight (13 hours) and within 3 months off cartilage repair surgery on her knee. She was treated w/shots and then given coumadin. She has her blood tested every 2 weeks. Three months later, the clot is no longer in her leg, yet she has been told that she must continue on the coumadin therapy until she has been on it for 6 months to a year. The rationale is that the clot could have broken up leaving smaller clots that are still traveling in her body. The longer therapy apparently guarantees the break down of the smaller clots. I don't trust western medicine so I'm checking in here to see if anyone has an opinion.

Replied by D12know
Norfolk, Virginia
07/23/2013
Hello. Last year, I was informed that I had DVT in my leg. At the time of initial diagnosis, I was given a shot and told to take shots of Arixtra for a few weeks. Thereafter, I was told to take coumadin as well until a 3 or 6 month time period to ensure that the clot is no longer a troublesome issue as far as the danger of traveling to my lungs. Hopefully, this helps you understand that it is normal treatment. Hope all is well with your family.
Replied by Prioris
Fort Pierce, Fl, Usa
07/23/2013
Coumadin may be "standard" treatment but Coumadin will damage ones health over long term. The best thing to use for blood clots are fibrolytic enzymes such as nattokinase. Unlike Coumadin which has side effects and can damage ones health especially over the long term, nattokinase is completely natural to the body. To transition off coumadin, it takes around 3 days before starting nattokinase.

At this point just finish the 6 month course and hope there are no side effects. one may need to take a diuretic for water gain.

Next time say NO to coumadin and take fibrolytic enzyme to remove clots.

Posted by Shelley (Calgary, Alberta) on 09/23/2011

I have a friend, who had knee replacement surgery.

Right now the knee is getting better, but she has a severe complication. She developed blood clots and when her knee was accidentally dropped it pushed one of the blood clots to her left shoulder.

The doctors have told her that if the blood clot moves again, it will go directly to her brain and she would die instantly.

She is being medicated up the wazoo. One of the medications, I know she is taking is warfarin. The doctors say that it is a blood thinner, but will not affect the already formed clots.

Would Baking Soda and Lime/Lemon treatment affect the medicine she is taking?

I understand that Grapefruit can be a Deadly Poison when mixed with some drugs.

My 2nd question is, how long should she take the Baking Soda & Lime/Lemon treatment to make this deadly blood clot go away?

Replied by Dud
From The Woods Of, Wv, Usa
09/23/2011
Shelly....... research:

1. nattokinase enzyme - from fermented soybean curd called natto, protein lysing [digesting]

2. serrapeptase enzymes - from a silkworms gut bacteria, protein lysing [digesting]

3. papain protein lysine enzyme from papaya trees

4. bromelain enzyme from pineapple stems, [or fruit?]

5. vitamin b12

6. garlic eating

7. other things also, Chinese herbs, etc.

Replied by G
Nyc, Ny
09/25/2011
Cayenne pepper and garlic are said to be the roto-rooter of the veins/arteries. (read Dick Quin "Left for Dead" and also research Dr. Christopher) These two things taken together help to dissolve clots/plaque/cholesterol. Cayenne opens up your veins to allow for better blood flow.
Replied by G
Nyc, Ny
09/25/2011
Sorry, forgot to add: do a wikipedia search for warfarin. Cayenne (and also many other natural supplements/vitamins) is also a blood thinner. Your friend is lucky to have you as a friend.
Replied by Bibi
Atlanta, Ga
11/18/2011
Help! My husband has a blood clot in his jugular vein at the base of his brain. he has been suffering with severe headaches for 4 months now. He was on Heperin and now warfarin to 'thin" his blood but the clot is not dissolving. The medical doctors are not offering any solution except more pain medication! He is tired of living like this. We are very afraid of any invasive procedure that might force the clot elsewhere.

Would Cayenne or garlic help this clot dissolve?

Thanks so much!

Replied by Lisa
S. California, Ca, Usa
11/18/2011
Try Nattokinase. It's a natural enzyme that dissolves blood clots. It has lots of reviews on iherb. It does thin the blood, so your husbands doctor should be informed.
Replied by Bess
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
11/18/2011
Hi Bibi - Dud from WV mentioned that taking serrapeptase may help dissolve clots (along with other suggestions in his September 23/11 post).

Here's an excerpt about this enzyme: Serrapeptase is a proteolytic enzyme - it breaks down protein. This means it is able to act on pathogenic (disease causing) tissue, such as blood clots, cysts, arterial plaque and the substances produced naturally by the body as part of its inflammatory response.

Do an Internet search (blood clots serrapeptase) for more information. It sounds promising. Good luck to you and your husband! Bess

Replied by Maria
Gippsland, Australia
11/19/2011
Hi Bibi, Cayenne, garlic and Lisa's suggestion Nattokinase all have evidence that they can dissolve blood clots. When taken in therapeutic doses they also can interreact with warfarin, so you may want to check that out first. As the warfarin is not doing the job for your husband the question is which is worse - movement of the clot (and the damage that would do) or a possible interreaction? If you do use them in therapeutic amounts keep a watchful eye out for excess bleeding. Serrapeptase (Bess & Dud suggestion) appears to not interreact with warfarin.

Magnesium is also good at dissolving clots and lack of it can be a cause of blood clots. http://www.livestrong.com/article/463945-magnesium-and-blood-clots/

Ginger is worth looking into as well. http://www.livestrong.com/article/319767-foods-that-dissolve-a-blood-clot/ . Arginine has been said to also help so you could search that also (it is new to me). All the best.

Replied by Helpyourself
Houston, Texas
11/20/2011
Garlic thins the blood. Try 2 cloves, cut up in very small pieces, wash down with water, do this for a couple of days. Next, try 20 drops of Tabasco in about 4 oz of water, do this a few times a week, then use as needed. Tabasco has only three ingredients: cayenne, vinegar, salt, no additives. The cayenne is like a rotor rooter. Good for so many things, seems to clean the blood, stops headaches, sinus, depression, stomach problems, etc. Good Luck!
Replied by Mary G
San Francisco, Ca
01/12/2013
I too have a clot in the jugular vein in my neck as does your husband. Mine was caused by the insertion of a Central Line into my neck at an ER. Mistake!!!! I had major headaches, that have been stopped with the use of Lumbrokinase, and Serrapeptase prescribed by a well known MD/naturopath. Doctors tell me that the coumadin, despite it's troubles, gives the body a chance to fix/dissolve the clot by thinning the blood and the body can then heal better that way. A long arduous trek of 7 months on coumadin is a drag! However, these enzymes help with my headaches, and sharp pains. Good luck to your husband. A real drag I know.

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Posted by Fran (Face, GA) on 02/12/2007

[YEA]  Ginger root is good for the spleen... Also figs are good to rid the body of gallstones... Also, ginger work s to rid the body of blood clots... God Bless you

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Posted by Kitbar (Phila, Pa) on 03/19/2011

[YEA]  I thought I had a blood clot in my left leg. Me being holistic I automatically came to your website and amazingly found the cure before it got any worse. I went walking for about 20 minutes a day for 2 days and had some ginger soaked overnight in water(luckily had it already soaked for other health reasons)and by the next day no more tingling or throbing in my leg.


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