Natural Remedies to Deep Vein Thrombosis (Blood Clots)

| Modified on Apr 04, 2024

There are a number of natural blood thinners (anticoagulants) that can often help prevent deep vein thrombosis or blood clots.  Many of these natural remedies 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.

Natural Blood Thinners for DVT

Sunshine, Water, and Exercise

  • Vitamin D from sunshine has long been recognized by Ayurvedic medicine as a natural blood thinner.
  • Water is a very effective blood thinner.  Drinking about 1/2 ounce of water per pound of body weight (50 oz. if you weigh 100 lbs.) every day will help keep the blood from thickening and clumping.
  • Moderate daily exercise will also help thin the blood.  Remaining stationery for long periods of time (a long trip or hours on the couch) will increase the risk of a blood clot.

Natural Salicylates Block Vitamin K and Thin Blood

These will all help to increase blood circulation as well as to naturally thin the blood.  (The daily baby aspirin often recommended for heart attack patients is a salicylate.)  Some natural salicylates are:

  • Apple cider vinegar, blackstrap molasses, and cayenne pepper are very popular natural blood thinners. 
  • Warming spices such as curry powder, ginger, and cinnamon, turmeric, oregano, dill, licorice, and mint also have blood-thinning properties.
  • Many fruits will help to aid in thinning the blood.  Oranges and tangerines, prunes, grapes, and many berries (especially strawberries, cranberries and blueberries) are beneficial.

Vitamin E Helps Prevent Over-Oxidization

  • Green, leafy vegetables such as swiss chard, kale, and spinach are rich in Vitamin E.
  • Other foods containing Vitamin E include red bell peppers, broccoli, wheat, and kiwi.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Help Lower Cholesterol and Prevent Clots

  • Fish, walnuts, and pumpkin seeds are some of the foods high in omega-3 fatty acids.

Natural Antibiotics Aid in Blood Thinning

  • Foods with natural antibiotic properties include garlic, olive oil, and onions.

Medical Treatment for Blood Clots

Initial treatment for blood clots (thrombosis) should be done in a hospital. Treatment goals focus on reducing the blood clot and preventing the formation of new clots. Blood thinners are given and monitored closely; they prevent the clot from getting bigger but do not dissolve the clot. In time, the body will naturally reabsorb it.  Arterial blood clots may require surgery to remove the clot and/or medications may be used to try to dissolve the clot.

If a clot breaks loose, it immediately becomes a life-threatening medical emergency. Survival chances improve dramatically with immediate medical treatment.

Natural blood thinners are useful in helping to prevent blood clots, but should not be taken at the same time as medications (such as Coumadin) without consulting with a physician.  Some natural blood thinners interact with medications and could either decrease or increase the blood-thinning effect.  This could be dangerous, especially in the early stages of treatment for a blood clot.

Continue reading below to learn which DVT and anti-clotting natural remedies helped Earth Clinic readers!

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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 Ruth
(Hot Spot, Texas)

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)

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)

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~

Replied by Raif
(Houston, Texas)

Have your brother take Vasculex it's a natural blood thinner also breaks down blood clots

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Replied by Maninder Pal
(Ludhiana Punjab)

hello friends,

I am maninder pal age 33 yrs old having a 2.5 mm clot in my left artery and was admitted in hospital last month doctor says that they tried to remove the clot by medicines and monitor the same for three months if clot will not removed then they go for surgery,, but I really scared from surgery if anybody know how to remove clot by Ayurveda or change in diet pls tell me.


Replied by P. Raghavan
(Virudhunagar, Tn, India)

For my heart problem, I tried an ayurvedic fermented tonic " Hridayasanthi" manufactured by Santhigiri Ayurveda & Siddha Vaidyasala, Santhigiri P.O., Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala - 695589, india.

There is a toll-free number - 18004255777.

I am very much impressed by the results. My blockage is reducing. You may consult an Ayurvedic doctor regarding this.

Best wishes P. Raghavan.

Replied by Gary

First, consider magnesium. So many things are blamed for poor circulation (cholesterol, plaque, calcium deposits, hardening of arteries) as well as clots. Though some of these or all of these may be a factor they often are not the cause at all. If magnesium levels are low arteries do not contract in sequence with the heart. In fact when magnesium levels are low arteries may quiver squeezing at the wrong time that in turn may cause the calcium in the blood to accumulate thereby blowing out or tearing the artery resulting finally in the accumulation of cholesterol. Doctors then illogically conclude that cholesterol is the culprit when in reality cholesterol is seen there as a consequent rather than a cause. The body signals for the cholesterol to patch up the break--and by no means is it the cause.

While the practitioners are blaming calcium, cholesterol, and many other things the real problem is magnesium deficiency. A large percentage of magnesium is in the left ventricle of the heart--and it is a sad commentary that most Doctors are completely unaware of where magnesium is and the role that it plays in body chemistry.

Replied by Bart
(Columbus, Ms)

Google Serrapeptase. This works to break up clots.

Replied by Percival

Take a combination of the Serrapeptase and Nattokinase enzymes. They both are powerful proteolytic enzymes that has fibrinolytic health benefits. They are best known for their astounding fibrinolytic (anti-clotting) capacities. They both digests inflammation, scars (non-living tissue), blood clots, cysts, arterial plaque and inflammation in all forms. Protects against stroke and is reportedly more effective and quicker than EDTA Chelation treatments in removing arterial plaque.

Replied by Michelle

Removal of a filter can be dangerous if done 6 months to a year after insertion. It can lead to damage to the inferior vena cava, and severe life threatening hemorrhage. A filter if inserted (in my opinion) should only be inserted temporarily (3 months).

Replied by DANIEL

I was having some circulation issues. I started eating avocados, the potassium approx 1,000mg per,

all the nutrition in avocados helped me a lot, not to mention eating ten avocados was filled with natural avocado oils, which helped a lot.

I can confidently say that my issues are half or less of what they used to be, I have eaten as many as 25 avocados in 3 days

Apple Cider Vinegar

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

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

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

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

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!

Replied by Anthony Francis
(Freeport Bahamas, Grand Bahama)

Organic Apple cider vinegar... Two teaspoons daily will help...but for flying all those hours I recommend Compression Stockings.... Your local pharmacy should carry them also they can fit you....they have to measure your calf and ankle to get the right compression... I know I wear one everyday... And it works...they have ankle..knee high..and full get what you need...have a great day

Replied by Koio

When flying, take nattokinase and serrapeptise without food. This is the best clot prevention.

Replied by David

hi there, what is good for a blood clot in my leg as well as i have suffred with it for about nearly 6 yrs. Any way tried every thing no cure at all for it now. Can you look in to this what herbel tablets to take for it now?

Idiot 13

Wet the legs with the apple cider vinegar, it should be very good for legs.

Replied by Timh
2063 posts

Look in the remedies or ailments section for "Artery Cleanse" as there is a list of herbs used together as a tea that works "very well indeed" (so says the brits).

Replied by Bart
(Columbus, Ms)

Serrapeptise will dissolve the clots and scar tissue. Will get quick relief.

Replied by Rex
(Rexville, Utophia)

Systemic enzymes
Chlorine dioxide used hours apart from the enzymes
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Posted by Gloria (Brentwood, Ny) on 01/23/2017

Cayenne for Blood Clots

I read the book 'Left for dead" two years ago just for information at that moment, however I decided to take cayenne pepper regularly. I bought empty capsules and I filled them up with cayenne pepper, very easy to do. I took them for a while. That was two years ago. Yesterday and today my right leg got very swollen and pulsating pain. Tonight I went to the kitchen and got organic apple cider vinegar in water and took two cayenne pepper capsules with that drink. In less that forty minutes I already felt relief! My leg is better right now. I'm going to sleep and tomorrow I will take more cayenne pepper capsules. That's what I do to increment my consumption of ginger, cinnamon and cayenne pepper for now. Anything that it doesn't have a great flavor I just use capsules! How many capsules? Two or three with each meal, this is food not a medicine, you can take cayenne pepper and apple cider vinegar forever.

Replied by Ashley
(Dingmans Ferry, PA)

I was just wanting to know how much apple cider vinegar and how much cayenne capsule to take at one dose?

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Posted by Homeopathic Junkie (California) on 12/26/2017

Blood clot in the lungs after total hip rplcmt

Greetings and well wishes of great health to all. I just had a total hip replacement December the 6th of 2017. All went well and after being in the hospital for 3 days, I got discharged. Two days later, I was admitted again for 4 days. The reason is or was that, they made me wear compressor socks (for circulation) during the day and take it off at night. Well, those same socks caused me so much harm. My knee became triple and at the emergency they admitted me for days. I have PE, Pulmonary Embolism and the doctor said " its because of severe swelling". They put me on xarelto, twice daily/every 12 hours for 6 months, and I HATE DRUGS WITH A PASSION!!!

As soon as I got home, I got rid of them. What am I taking, BAKING SODA 1TSPN AND ORGANIC LEMON 1 Cup from Sprouts grocery store.

I will take this again for 7 days on an empty stomach. (Please rinse mouth thoroughly after baking soda and or lemon consumption) it's not good for the enamels if it stayed there too long). I really enjoy this site where many kind people come to share positive experience and to learn to get natural cures. May GOD bless all of you and all of us!!! Peace to the whole world!!!

PS. They gave me xarelto, and 3 different meds that cause me to have acne, rough skin, severe insomnia ( I can't sleep day or night) during the day its like an hour or two and night time is zero. I'm trying to flush thses stupid drugs out of my system right now because the side effects still lingering. Thanks alot for allowing me to share and thanks for reading it too

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Posted by Debra (NSW) on 01/31/2022 54 posts

My father in law had a hip operation and they caused a permanent clot in his leg which caused him a lot of pain as blood flow was so restricted to his foot. They gave him a medication for 2 months to open a small space for blood flow to flow through but told him the clot was permanent. I had heard about Molasses, 1 tbsp a day clearing clots, so he took this and went through 4 bottles and the clot completely dissolved.

Replied by sara

Anyone who used the molasses, did you use unsulphored or sulphored molasses? Thank you so much


Sulphur molasses is no longer available on the commercial market due to some individuals being allergic to sulphur.

The only place I know to get sulphur molasses is from the Amish in Scottsville Kentucky where they make it by hand.

My GF personally uses Golden Barrel Blackstrap Molasses "un-sulphured".

It has made a huge differents with her reproductive system with continued use.

For general blood clots, start taking a good quality cayenne pepper pills or tincture for at least 30 days.

Don't buy from Wal-mart. Their Spring Valley Brand SUCKS. Go with Solaray or similar company.


A few years ago a study showed that WalMart's brand of supplements did not contain the ingredients listed.😡 So we stopped buying them! I also take ginger capsules. I started taking 2 Solaray Cool Cayenne capsules daily. I developed a blood clot in my left leg near the end of January, 2022 possibly from shedding from a vaxed male. I did not have this problem before nor did my family. My age seems the only possible factor. I take it after a meal. I am also taking Doctor's Best Nattokinase (from soybeans), Bromelain (from pineapple), Serrapetase (from silk worms), Lumbrokinase (from earth worms), and Swanson Turmeric capsules. (These latter taken together on an empty tummy.) A recent ultrasound shows that the clot is the same, not better or worse.???) The only pain I get is from the ankle area where skin is shed. Swanson Omega 3,6,9 (Flax, Borage, Fish) gels relieves it. Pfizer has promised blood clots from shedding from the vaxed victims. In light of this I believe that everyone should now take the Nattokinase to prevent blood clots. Also Swanson Vitamins' NAC (Cysteine, an amino acid) 600 mg. capsules that may have prevented me from getting flu and any Coronavirus since 2009 even though exposed. Child: 1/Day Adult: 2/Day I take one in a.m. one before sleep. It helps the whole body for about $10.00 a bottle! I post publicly and freely on MeWe.

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Posted by Debra M. (Sydney, Australia) on 03/05/2019 54 posts

I just wanted to add to Desmond's post from 2013 on how effective Molasses is for dissolving clots.

I had read about it on Earthclinic for my partner's father who had a hip replacement and because they held his ankle too tightly, created a permanent clot that the Doctors gave him meds for so the blood could travel through the clot.

They told him it was impossible to remove the clot but that his foot would survive with the blood travelling through it.

I told him about Molasses and he used a 1-2 tbspns a day. After 4 bottles and a few months later, the clot was completely gone.

Replied by Stacey
(Licking MO)

Do you have to use Blackstrap Molasses or can it be Molasses. I can get local made molasses and would like to go that route if I don't need blackstrap molasses. Also do you mix it w/ anything or take it straight?


The only difference between Blackstrap and regular Molasses is a 3rd boil. Blackstrap would be preferred, but regular Molasses would also start helping right away. Please, just get some into you. Don't suffer. The Brand name also does not matter.

Replied by DEBRA

Should I use unsulphered or regular blackstrap molasses?

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

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!


Desmond Campbell

Replied by Anonymous

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)

Hi Desmond, did you use just "Molasses" or Blackstap Molasses?

Replied by Annice

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

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.


Dear Prioris - re your advice to retire OTC (over the counter) Wisdom and to take Prescription meds unless they can't get access:

My response: With medical appointments being MONTHS and MONTHS out, and if covered, maybe they did what they needed/could afford to do &/or didn't have to wait & maybe die for, and lived long enough to maybe or maybe no longer need to get your 'approved' Prescription enzymes.

EC: ???

Prioris was mentioning home remedies like blackstrap molasses, not OTC, and specifically helpful enzyme supplements that are thought to help dissolve blood clots. These enzymes are NOT prescription, they can be bought in any health food store or online.


I just got out of the hospital having had a TAVR procedure (replacement of my aortic valve) The doctor has prescribed "Plavix" with a baby aspirin" for six whole months and the asperin for life! Would Natokkinase work in place of these two? Plavix is a blood thinner as well as the baby asperin.

Second, I also have been taking vit D-3, a quality fish oil capsule (this for 3 x perday) I eat a lot of Kale in my organic salad, take garlic capsules (one) at night before bed. I also take magnesium supplements daily. Is all this too much for blood thinning. If I take the Nattokinase would that be sufficient? However, I have been taking the vit D-3 vit a, vit c, querceitn and zinc for my Covid prevention.

Must I stop the vitamin D? I just want to be safe in what I am doing. Can you or someone advise me?

Replied by Airforce Wifey
(Joint Base Andrews, Md)

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)

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~

Replied by Holly

Dies it have to be blackstrap? Is that a name brand? I've never heard of it and want to know if ANY molasses works? Plz let me know ASAP.. Horrible pain and swollen hand! Thank you!!

Replied by Shakeel

Thanks for sharing your experience mate. My wife has blood clots appearing on her leg. I'll definitely use it and share the results.

Replied by Shane
(Show Low, Arizona)

Thank you so much. I have been taking blood thinner due to recent heart surgery and my body is rejecting it. I'm researching a safer ways. My life depends on it.

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)

Shane, garlic??

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

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)

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

How long did it take for the blackstrap molasses to work?

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

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)

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)

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.

Replied by Whiskers

How did you prepare the cayenne and blackstrap molasses?

Replied by Lana Van Der Berg
(Rustenburg, Northwest)

I saw a recipe once which includes several herbs and spices that you mix and drink - 1 teaspoon in a half cup of boiled water, added honey/sugar. Can you help me with the recipe amounts and quanteties there-off

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

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)

How did you prepare it

Replied by Tom
(Burlington, Ia.)

How much of each do you take and how often?

Replied by Axel

I understand that the Blackstrap Molasses and red pepper brakes up blood clots. My question how do you process the pepper to eat?

Replied by KT

Hello Axel, Cayenne pepper can be purchased ground. I make a tea with the powder in about 4-6 oz. water, stir briskly and chug. I sometimes chase with a little more water. I also sprinkle it on food.

Ground red pepper is available in grocery stores, but I prefer to purchase mine from Penzeys Spices. You can find out if there is a location near you by calling 1-800-741-7787. Good Luck, KT


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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

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.


~Mama to Many~

Replied by Rollandtkd
(Florida, US)

I would also like to know if it can be hot tap water or even cold water.

Replied by KT

Hi Roland--I believe so. I started using hot tap the 8-18-14 post above by Mama to Many. KT

Replied by Mama to Many

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~

Replied by Cindy
(Illinois, Usa)
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As you are actually consuming the pepper solids, it doesn't matter. Heat, acid or even just time is used in the extraction of the goodies from the solids, as with tea, and the solids are discarded or used for some other purpose. But in taking cayenne (like eating garlic or raw veggies), you are actually consuming the solids and the body does the extracting.

Replied by Fernando

The reason someone suggested that might be because plumbers recommend not drinking hot water from the tap. Lead is released from the pipes when hot water is traveling through. You might not have lead pipes. I wouldn't chance it. Lead is bad.

Replied by KT

My husband suggested running the hot tap until the water until it gets "hot", then switching to the cold water until it gets cold again before drinking it because that cleared accumulated or "sitting" chemicals in the water, so that is what I do.

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)

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.

(Bakersfield, California)

Hello Julie,

Just read about how cayenne saved your life. You said you always take it in the evening with your evening meal. Do you take it in capsule form or in powder form with in warm water? Please let me know. Thank you and I am very happy it saved your life.

Replied by Amy

Drink green tea.

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

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)

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 for more info.

Replied by Jarret
(Calgary, Alberta, Canada)


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)

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.


I would mix cayenne with DMSO and drink it, but basically I find it perfect combi.

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If a person was getting a heart attack you are supposed to give a tea spoon of cayenne pepper and it is suppose to bring them back again.

Replied by Blanche
(Iberia Parish, Louisiana, Usa)

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)

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)

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)

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! :-)


Replied by Ian
(Sanford, Florida)

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.


Replied by Michelleboyle
(Virginia Beach, Va, Virginia Beach)

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)

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)

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!


Turmeric is thought to prevent the damage that occurs from sitting too long. It would pair well with the cayenne. Garlic, peanut butter, beets, citrus bioflavonoids are other good ideas.

Replied by KT
(The Usa)

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)

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)

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)

Hi Andrea, should I take it on an empty stomach or after I eat?


Hello Andrea,

This is just an update. I have been taking 1/2 tsp. of cayenne in water two to three times a day. I have been adding about 1/4 tsp. of ginger to it. I have also been adding both to food with turmeric. Sometimes I make separate teas with each. Thanks so much for your post...I didn't realize it was so long ago...please forgive my delay of thankfulness. Love, KT

Replied by Andrea C
(Cardiff, Wales)

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

Replied by Jran
(Trout, Louisiana)

The very best cayenne is from American Botanical Pharmacy. Truly awesome stuff.

Replied by Rob

Cayenne is valuable in the prevention and treatment of blood clots. It returns the blood to its homeostatis; it will help it clot when it needs to and keep it thin when that is required.

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