Natural Remedies to Deep Vein Thrombosis (Blood Clots)

| Modified on Jan 17, 2022

Posted by Katzie (Calgary) on 01/02/2022
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DMSO thins the blood, naturally. Way better than warfarin or coumadin. There are books on it by Naturopathic doctors and such, attesting to its healing qualities. Here is my experience:

Had a hard fall mostly on my shin, it hurt but I got up by myself and walked away as I had errands to do. Got home 2 hrs later, noticed my leg didn't hurt anymore and was surprised to see it had swollen to 1.5x its size! I did icepacks, elevation & acv/epsom salt soaks. I also applied DMSO 4x a day.

About a week later I was on a flight sitting beside a doctor, still swollen. He thought it could be DVT related and told me to see a Dr. Not wanting to take warfarin or coumadin, I stepped up the DMSO (rubbed on leg only) to every 2 hrs, and arranged to drink 3 or 4 750ml bottles of water one afternoon/night, and the next day my leg was back to almost-normal.

I have a good lymph system, I've been told. I wanted to open the dam sluices and get that excess water out! I peed alot that night. Only I could tell there was still a little swelling left at the ankle, which was gone soon after. I boarded my next flight the next day with no problem with my leg.

I haven't seen DMSO mentioned as a blood thinner, so I wanted to mention it is worth asking a Naturopath about and looking into on your own.

Best of Healing, everyone.

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Posted by Ronald (NH) on 11/07/2021

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?

N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC)
Posted by Joe A. (Stockton, Ca ) on 09/02/2021 72 posts

My comment is about NAC, I use that for a few reasons being it may help Tardive Dyskinesia when associated with Antipsychotics. I would like to learn more from anyone that has the knowledge. I use it on my son who does have Severe Tardive Dyskinesia every morning upon waking up for the first 2 hours, then it significantly reduces the movements considerably the rest of the day. I am open to learning more.

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Posted by Stacey (Gardner, KS) on 08/31/2021

Jarro makes one. I've had my bottle of it for a while. I either bought it at Natural Grocers or Sprouts. It's probably more likely that it was Natural Grocers, though.

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Posted by Mj (San Diego ) on 08/16/2021

Thank you, Art.

I did stop my warfarin and now using vitamin E, Fish oil and cayenne pepper, and nattokinase 2x a day And garlic. I'm scared but pushing forward.

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Posted by Stacey (Licking MO) on 08/13/2021

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?

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Posted by T1D & Fading (Pa) on 08/01/2021

Thanks RSW - I'll check it out!

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Posted by RSW (OH) on 07/31/2021

Hi T1D,

I bought Metabolic Maintenance NAC, and the only other ingredient listed is vegetarian cellulose capsule.

Serrapeptase and Nattokinase are also clot busters, although they also thin the blood.

Best wishes.

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Posted by T1D&Fading (PA) on 07/31/2021 7 posts
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Interesting that Amazon recently decided to stop selling NAC (N-acetyl cysteine) supplements (Link on the story below). I was researching potential supplements to break up blood clots in hopes to remedy femoral and tibial occlusions and came across an article stating that diacetyl-L-cystine, the disulphide dimer of N-acetyl cysteine (NAC), is a potential new treatment modality for atherosclerosis; however, is still being studied. (I left two links to these articles below.)

So, naturally, I started looking at NAC supplements and could not find anything on Amazon. Interesting that NAC is also being prescribed by holistic doctors for COVID 19 patients yet the FDA wants it pulled off shelves??? Anyway - Piping Rock has it - but I hate the fillers they use. Does anyone know where to get a good quality NAC supplement online? More importantly - can anyone tell me how to convert NAC to DiNAC to blast occlusions in arteries? I am trying to avoid a serious and complicated bypass surgery.


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Posted by MF (Michigan) on 07/28/2021

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.

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Posted by Art (California) on 06/15/2021 1053 posts


Vitamin E and fish oil are two very common ones but there are many natural blood thinners. Ginkgo Biloba would be another. Nattokinase is also a blood thinner as is Vinpocetine, but you sure don't want to overdo it with blood thinning.


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Posted by Mj (San Diego ) on 06/15/2021

Hi I'm taking warfin and nattokinase supplement I need to know how to get off warfarin and just do natural blood thinners that will work. Please reply thank you for your information. Love this site.

Posted by Nika (France) on 06/01/2021

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

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

Nattokinase, Serrapeptase, Lumbrokinase +
Posted by Jj (Usa) on 09/09/2020
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I just wanted to share some info on some amazing stuff, maybe you guys know all about it, Nattokinase, Serrapeptase and Lumbrokinase. I was diagnosed with a DVT (blood clot) in my lower right leg, below the knee (serious but not as dangerous as above the knee)...My Docs all ranted about me refusing to take injections of Heparin then go onto Eliquis or Warfarin.I chose instead to treat this with Nattokinase, Serrapeptase and some supplements... DMSO topically 2X/day on leg... with Mag oil.

Will be adding or cycling the Lumbrokinase (Boluoke) starting today.

I have seen amazing progress in this one week, in the swelling, redness and pain, knock on wood! Elaquis and Warfarin do NOTHING to dissolve clots, they just keep them from growing... most times. With all sorts of side effects and risks of major bleeds.

Here is some interesting info if anyone wants to check it out:



Posted by Anon (Anon) on 09/06/2020

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.

Posted by Shanique (Jamaica) on 06/09/2020

Let him take Ginkgo biloba natural blood thinner works well with the about it.

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Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 09/13/2018

Shane, garlic??

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Posted by Shane (Show Low, Arizona) on 09/13/2018

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.

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Posted by Ilana (La) on 05/08/2018

Hi Mary G from San Francisco, if you see this message please let me know which type and dose of serrapeptase/Lumbrokinase you have used and who is your ND?

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Posted by Michelle (Pa) on 04/14/2018

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).

Baking Soda and Lemon
Posted by Homeopathic Junkie (California) on 12/26/2017
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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 Percival (Philippines) on 08/21/2017

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.

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Posted by Bart (Columbus, Ms) on 04/10/2017

Google Serrapeptase. This works to break up clots.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses, Cayenne
Posted by Bart (Columbus, Ms) on 04/10/2017

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

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Posted by Timh (Ky) on 04/04/2017 2081 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).

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Posted by David (Liverpool) on 04/02/2017

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?

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Posted by Koio (Sofia) on 03/25/2017

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

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Posted by Gloria (Brentwood, Ny) on 01/23/2017
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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.

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Posted by Gary (Tennessee) on 12/06/2016

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.

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Posted by P. Raghavan (Virudhunagar, Tn, India) on 08/22/2016

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.

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Posted by Maninder Pal (Ludhiana Punjab) on 08/21/2016

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.


Sodium Citrate
Posted by Tom (Livingston, Tx) on 05/30/2016 39 posts
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Sodium citrate did help me greatly after having my blood drawn 2 months ago which resulted in what felt like painful clots in my left withdrawal arm and a kinked feeling on left side of my heart.

I started taking the sodium citrate and my clot pain stopped (clots cleared) and the kinked feeling left within 2 days.

Tumor cyst cheese theory and sodium citrate progress

Before or with meals and snacks (4 times per day) I still take 1/2 level teaspoon of the surfactant sodium citrate. It's used as an anticoagulant in blood products. Also, it removes calcium scale from boilers without shutting them down. It also melts cheese without heating it when making nacho and mac & cheese sauces.

I have a cyst that seems to or may have shrunken a little, gotten a little flatter and softer since I started taking sodium citrate on April 7th, 8 weeks ago as of today, June 3rd. It's hard to tell thus far. I will keep this post updated on any more definitive progress. I buy food grade sodium citrate powder online in a one pound bag. Hopefully my theory will prove correct that sodium citrate can melt cysts or cancer tumors like it melts various cultures of cheese, and that cancers are cheeses of various cultures growing in the body.

Posted by KT (Usa) on 02/23/2016

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

Posted by Cheryl (Bakersfield, California ) on 02/16/2016

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.

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Posted by Helen (Alabama) on 02/14/2016

I take 2.5 mlgs. Of Coumadin every night I want to know if I start taking organic apple cider vinegar to lose weight. Will it effect my blood level??

Posted by Jran (Trout, Louisiana) on 01/30/2016

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

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Posted by Shakeel (Melbourne ) on 01/20/2016

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

Posted by KT (Usa) on 01/12/2016

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 Fernando (California) on 01/11/2016

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.

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Posted by Lana Van Der Berg (Rustenburg, Northwest) on 01/04/2016

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

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Posted by KT (Usa) on 01/03/2016

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 Axel (Phoenix) on 01/02/2016

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

Ginger, Walking
Posted by Axel (Phoenix) on 01/02/2016

You claim that you leave the ginger soak overnight. Then what do you do with the water? Please, advise. To solve pain and itch on an open ulcer in the leg.

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Posted by Tom (Burlington, Ia.) on 11/17/2015

How much of each do you take and how often?

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Posted by Anthony Francis (Freeport Bahamas, Grand Bahama) on 09/28/2015

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

Folic Acid
Posted by Francine (Spring, Tx) on 07/19/2015

My doctor prescribed 1 mg of Folic Acid...I have a genetic mutation that makes me more susceptible to blood clots. This helps keep my homocysteine levels balanced which will help prevent blood clots.

Posted by Whisperingsage (Northeastern California) on 05/20/2015 47 posts
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In reply to Replied by Mary (Usa) 12/09/2014 who wrote: "Be very careful with vit d. Look up USDA vit d as it is a mouse poison."

No, vitamin D is not a mouse poison, warfarin is a mouse poison, also known as coumadin, often used in rehab hospitals, warfarin is known to interfere with vitamin K1 function, Vitamin k1 is the greens vitamin needed for the proper functioning of platelets and clotting.

Vitamin K1 is converted to vitamin K2 in grass fed milk and meat and eggs, and is valuable for tooth repair and development and skeletal development- and making sure vitamin D works as a team with calcium (along with A, and magnesium) as it guides calcium to bones and ensures proper functions as it pulls it out of soft tissues like arteries and nerves and improper places.

K2 prevents heart disease. K2 could safely be used instead of warfarin in knee and hip replacement patients.

Posted by Cindy (Illinois, Usa) on 05/05/2015 335 posts

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.

Lemon and Baking Soda
Posted by Taram7 (Cincinnati, Oh) on 04/10/2015

Baking soda should be mixed until it will not dissolve anymore. There is really not an exact recipe. You can say 1/2 teaspoon or or 1 even but depends on the size of lemon and if you dilute it, etc. So add it until the liquid will not dissolve anymore.

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Posted by Taram7 (Cincinnati, Oh) on 04/10/2015

Manuel from Brooklyn, have you been taking Cayenne Pepper Capsules? or even make a pepper drink if you don't have the stuff to make capsules. Cayenne is great for heart and circulatory.

My mom is diabetic and I keep 'fixing' her when she gets bad but she goes right back to her diet of death. She is able to maintain her sugar at completely normal levels but will not stay on it, so it goes right back.

If you have type 2, doing a parasite cleanse and treating systemic fungus will have your body functioning again in a healthy way and you can use gymnema sylvestre to control the sugar levels until you are healed. This has taken her completely off her meds for a couple months... until she falls off the wagon again.

Take lots and lots of Cayenne. Best Luck!

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Posted by Manuel (Brooklyn ) on 04/09/2015

I have a diabetes, but had vein blood clot with my bruise purple on my left leg. So don't want to cut off my left leg. Can anything help? Please thank you

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Posted by Whiskers (02653) on 01/30/2015

How did you prepare the cayenne and blackstrap molasses?

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Posted by Holly (Usa) on 01/30/2015

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!!

Posted by Amy (Arizona) on 01/15/2015

Drink green tea.

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Posted by Raif (Houston, Texas) on 12/25/2014

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

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

Please ask the doctor if your husband is a candidate for a trapeze vena cava filter to keep any and all future blood clots from traveling from the inferior vena cava, through the right side of the heart, and then possibly into one of the lungs. Please make sure you specify a trapeze filter, not one of the others which have been strenuously recalled over the last couple of years. This procedure at the hospital usually takes less than twenty minutes and is a good safety net for moving blood clots in the venous system from the legs to the inferior vena cava in the chest before interring the right side of the heart.

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Posted by Harold (Louisville,kentucky) on 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 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 Mama to Many (Tennessee) on 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 KT (Usa) on 09/04/2014

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

Posted by Rollandtkd (Florida, US) on 09/03/2014

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

Posted by Mama to Many (Tennessee) on 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.


~Mama to Many~

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!

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Posted by Gia (Usa) on 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!

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Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 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~

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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.

Lemon and Baking Soda
Posted by Wendy (California) on 06/16/2014

What is the exact baking soda lemon juice recipe for phlebitis?

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Posted by Angela (Texas, US) on 06/11/2014

How did you prepare it

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Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, Usa) on 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~

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Posted by Airforce Wifey (Joint Base Andrews, Md) on 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.

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

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Posted by Prioris (Fl) on 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.

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Posted by Annice (Texas) on 11/18/2013
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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.

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Posted by Mama To Many (Middle, Tennessee, Usa) on 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 Prioris (Fort Pierce, Fl, Usa) on 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.

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Posted by Carly (Pnw, Usa) on 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!

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Posted by D12know (Norfolk, Virginia) on 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.

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Posted by Ruth (Hot Spot, Texas) on 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.

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Posted by Mike Giller (Denver, Colorado) on 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.

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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?

Posted by Andrea C (Cardiff, Wales) on 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

Posted by KT (The Usa) on 07/20/2013

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

Posted by Andrea C (Cardiff, Wales) on 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.

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Posted by KT (The USA) on 07/18/2013

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

Posted by KT (The USA) on 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.

Posted by KT (The Usa) on 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.

Posted by Terri (Midwest City, Ok) on 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!

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Posted by Anonymous (USA) on 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.

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

Posted by Bess (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on 06/08/2013

Hi Bluemoonrising - Sorry, I don't have information about sassafras. However, to be on the safe side, you may want to work with a naturopath who can monitor your husband while he takes alternative remedies just in case they interfere with his anticoagulant. You could ask the naturopath about taking high-quality serrapeptase or other systemic enzymes (you may want to do an Interent search on systemic enzymes and deep vein thrombosis). I wish you and your husband the best of luck! Bess

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