Natural Remedies for Blocked Arteries (Atherosclerosis)

on Jul 09, 2023| Modified on Feb 15, 2024

Blocked arteries, medically known as atherosclerosis, are a significant health concern worldwide, leading to numerous cardiovascular diseases. They can affect any artery in the body, but they often cause serious issues when restricting blood flow to the heart or brain.

This article will help you understand the causes of blocked arteries and provide insight into some effective natural remedies to keep your heart healthy.

Causes of Blocked Arteries

Arteries, the body's vital blood vessels, carry oxygen and nutrients from your heart to the rest of your body. When they are healthy, arteries are flexible, strong, and elastic. However, over time, they can become blocked due to the build-up of fatty substances like cholesterol, leading to a condition known as atherosclerosis.

Several factors contribute to the development of blocked arteries:

Unhealthy Diet 

Consuming foods high in saturated and trans fats, cholesterol, and sodium can contribute to plaque build-up in the arteries.

Lack of Exercise

Physical inactivity can lead to high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, and obesity, all of which increase the risk of atherosclerosis.

Tobacco Use 

Smoking or using other forms of tobacco can damage your arteries, making them more prone to blockages.

Age and Family History

Aging naturally contributes to artery hardening and narrowing. Moreover, you may be at a higher risk if you have a family history of heart disease.

Other Health Conditions 

Diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol can accelerate blocked artery development.

Natural Remedies for Blocked Arteries

Herbal supplements and certain enzymes have been used for centuries in traditional medicine practices to promote heart health. While these substances are not a substitute for a healthy diet, exercise, or prescribed medications, they can play a complementary role in maintaining cardiovascular health.

Vitamin C 

Known for its powerful antioxidant properties, Vitamin C may play a role in preventing the oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, a process believed to contribute to the formation of plaques in the arteries. Vitamin C also aids in collagen production, a protein for healthy blood vessels. It's found in many fruits and vegetables, including oranges, strawberries, bell peppers, and broccoli.

Apple Cider Vinegar 

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has been a popular home remedy for numerous health conditions. While more research is needed to fully understand its potential benefits for heart health, some studies suggest it may help lower cholesterol levels and reduce blood pressure. To use ACV, it's recommended to dilute it in water and consume it before meals. Always remember to rinse your mouth afterward, as its acidity can affect tooth enamel.


Garlic has been linked to improved heart health due to its potential to lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure. A compound in garlic, called allicin, is believed to have numerous health benefits, including reducing the risk of developing blockages in the arteries.


The active compound in turmeric, curcumin, is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Research suggests that curcumin can help prevent blood clotting and reduce plaque build-up in the arteries, contributing to better cardiovascular health.


Similar to turmeric, ginger also contains potent anti-inflammatory compounds. It can help reduce cholesterol levels and prevent blood clotting, both of which are beneficial for maintaining clear arteries.

Green Tea

Green tea is rich in antioxidants known as catechins. Regular consumption of green tea has been associated with reduced levels of bad cholesterol, improved blood pressure, and decreased inflammation, all of which can contribute to the prevention of atherosclerosis.


Hawthorn is a plant used in traditional medicine for heart diseases. Studies suggest it can improve blood flow, dilate blood vessels, and protect blood vessels from damage, which may reduce the risk of atherosclerosis.


These powerful antioxidants found in fruits, vegetables, and certain herbs like ginkgo biloba, can help improve heart health by reducing inflammation and preventing the formation of clots.


Nattokinase is an enzyme derived from natto, a Japanese food from fermented soybeans. Research indicates it may help prevent clot formation and improve blood flow, making it beneficial for arterial health.


This enzyme, originally found in the gut of silkworms, is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties and the ability to dissolve non-living tissue, such as the plaques that contribute to blocked arteries.


While these herbal supplements and enzymes show promising benefits for heart health, it's vital to consult with a healthcare provider before starting any new supplement regimen. This is particularly important for individuals already taking medications or those with pre-existing health conditions, as certain supplements can interact with medications or exacerbate health conditions.

Continue reading to learn which natural remedies helped Earth Clinic readers and let us know which one you tried!

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5-Ingredient Heart Tonic

4 User Reviews
5 star (4) 

Posted by Tin Ko (Newbury Park, Ca) on 02/15/2015

My friend was diagnosed as important arteries blocked 50%. Doctors appointed him to insert a stent for the next week. He told the doctor that his horoscope was not good that time frame and dragged another weeks. But the doctor gave him 12 days appointment. Mean time he tried the ACV, Garlic, Ginger, Lemon recipe with 1 table spoon in the morning and one in the afternoon. On the day of operation, the doctors found out that the arteries were only 10% blocked and told him no need to insert the stent. Amazing home remedy.

5-Ingredient Heart Tonic
Posted by Madhan Vasanth (Chennai) on 01/19/2015

Believe me, I have been using this ACV, Garlic, Ginger, Lemon mixture for a month now, I have seen a remarkable change, FYI, I was diagnosed with CAD on 3 arteries with 98 % blockage, I am feeling fit and healthy, but I am not stressing myself with Exercises right now, I might start in a month or so, I am just 32 - Thank god for this mixture.

Replied by michael
(New York)

That is exciting information on your CAD! How much ACV, garlic and lemon did you use everyday and how were you able to determine if the blockages had improved? Thank You!!

5-Ingredient Heart Tonic
Posted by Azam (Los Angeles, Ca) on 05/24/2014

The recipe for ACV, Garlic, Ginger, Lemon For Blocked Arteries is as follows:

  • One cup of garlic juice
  • one cup of ginger juice
  • one cup of apple side vinegar ( with mother in it ) un posturized
  • one cup of lemon juice
  • 3 cups of un pastuerized raw honey

Mix all juices and honey

Drink one tablespoon empty stomach in morning. Drink for one week and the give a gap

5-Ingredient Heart Tonic
Posted by Karmau (Toronto, Canada) on 01/23/2014

I have been suffering from angina and shortness of breadth for more than three years. Upon advice from my cardiologist, I went for an angiogram three months ago and found 7 of my arteries were blocked, 2 at 90%, the rest were between 40 and 80%. A stent was immediately inserted on the artery with 90% blockage, and I was asked to go back for another angioplasty in two weeks time. I hesitated as I dislike the invasive operation and I wanted to have a more conservative approach to my heart problems.

My son suggested I should try the concoction of garlic, ginger, lemon and apple cider vinegar juice.

I did try for about 6 weeks and then one day I suddenly found myself have a very uncomfortable chest pain, and I was very much alarmed because of my heart history. I asked to be sent to the Emergency at Sunny Brook, a reputable research hospital, right away. In view of my recent record the doctor on duty scheduled me to have angioplasty the following morning, and immediately gave me a series of tests. The next morning, the cardiologist in charge studied results of my tests and could not found anything wrong with my heart but he could not take my case lightly in view of the record of blockages.

He then decided to give me further tests, including the Echo Stress Test. And again everything was found to be in excellent health and I was discharged in the evening. The cardiologist believed my chest pain was due to indigestion. I have no proof that my blockages were cleared since the doctor saw there was no need to give me an angiogram.

But I do believe it is the concoction that brings me back my heart health. I strongly suggest that anyone with a heart problem should try this remarkable concoction.

5-Ingredient Tonic

Posted by Lora (Arkansas) on 01/31/2024 7 posts

I read with interest the 5 ingredient tonic for atherosclerosis and ordered the ingredients I needed.

Today I made a batch (used 1/3 of recipe) and took my first dose. Not bad. I thought it would taste awful but it was semi-good.

I have two questions. One, in one post the person took one tablespoon each day while another one took one dose in morning and one in afternoon. Two, should the tonic be refrigerated?

Until I hear different, I will take two because of my condition.

I have had stents put in my thighs over the last year but they keep blocking necessitating more surgeries (6 in last year). My thighs start freezing up and back to the surgeon. I cannot walk without excruciating pain. My surgeon tells me to “walk through the pain”. But the problem is when the pain gets so bad my legs quit walking. Ok this is my current condition.

I also started Art's protocol of natto, grape seed, and CoQ10 about a month ago. My stent areas started hurting so I cut back the dose for a while. I am gradually working back up to his protocol dosage.

I am praying that this tonic works miracles because I am hurting and have an appointment with my surgeon in 7 days. I suspect that he will want to perform another roto rooter of the stents. I plan on saying NO because I am trying natural remedies.

Thanks for all the wonderful people who have shared their experiences and recommendations.

EC: Many more reader reviews and instructions on this page:


1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Prioris (Fl, Usa) on 08/12/2013

In reply to Saudi Mike. It's really very simple. Heart disease is about one thing - cleaning your arteries. Heart disease issue has been filled with so much disinformation. Blood pressure, cholesterol levels, salt intake are irrelevant. Prescription medications are damaging. The natural way to clean your arteries is using FIBROLYTIC ENZYMES. China has done thousands of studies on them. They prevent heart attack and strokes. There are no side effects and the body will use what it needs and no more. No need for so many other alternative remedies either. Better to take a more direct approach. No doctor visits and little expense. Better to let the body heal itself.

For people who have been through the medical system with stents (one of the many unnecessary operations they foist on people) and other crap, it is much harder to advise them since I don't know the implications of all that other medical intervention crap. Medical doctors scare patients away from alternatives.

Vitamin C

1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Bo Goodwin (Australia) on 06/27/2014

Heard a doctor once tell a old italian man to take three times the regular dose of vitamin C for six months to clear blocked artery in his heart. It works because I tried it. Get a strong dose of chelating minerals and seaweed minerals every day, selenium stops heart attacks, potassium slows the heart to a regular beat thus lowering the blood pressure through the arteries. Calcium is another one to maintain a heathy blood pressure, all in these minerals and seaweed minerals these also contain humic acid and fulvic acid, the carbon of live, where we all come from. People and animals florish on this stuff.

Regards, Bo