Natural Remedies to Deep Vein Thrombosis (Blood Clots)

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

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Patty (Clarington, Ohio) on 11/24/2008
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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.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses, Cayenne
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~

Blackstrap Molasses, Cayenne
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?

General Feedback
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.

General Feedback
Posted by Dud (From The Woods Of, Wv, Usa) on 09/23/2011

Shelly....... research:

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

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

3. papain protein lysine enzyme from papaya trees

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

5. vitamin b12

6. garlic eating

7. other things also, Chinese herbs, etc.

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

DMSO, Cayenne +
Posted by Cindy (Illinois, USA) on 06/09/2022 335 posts

Rebounding also "unsticks" blood cells and makes them "slippery" so they don't clump up. There is - or, at least, there used to be - microscopic videos of before and after rebounding showing how sticky they are, before and how free flowing they are, after - it's quite remarkable.

Posted by Katzie (Calgary) on 01/17/2022

Hi Amy.

My leg had previously been injured before my flight and they were very short flights, so I just wanted to clarify that.

I had not been able to figure out exactly what it was (dvt), but I knew I wanted that swelling down so I had been using DMSO anyways. While waiting for my 1st short flight I was searching online about edema. Then I read a poster saying she had the same issues like me and had been told by her doc to drink more water and take walks right after each bottle for at least 20 mins to get her lymph system on the situation.

That night at the hotel I made it a point to drink one 750 ml bottle of water over the course of an hour or so, then walk to a store 15 mins away, 3 times, and bought another bottle. The poster's doc had stated that water was important to "keep things moving along". So yeah, I drank alot of water over that afternoon/evening, but nor did I flood myself. That's important to keep in mind. Also, since the swelling had been going down a little every day in the preceding days, I hadn't been too worried. But when my seatmate told me about dvt's, I took it more seriously and so did the walking & water thing. It really worked for me!

Healthy blessings to you.

N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC)
Posted by Joe A. (Stockton, Ca ) on 09/02/2021 75 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.

N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC)
Posted by Marcia T (Cape Cod, MA) on 04/23/2022
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You can still get NAC from Thorne as a dietary supplement. The fillers are Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Leucine, and silicone dioxide. I've been using NAC for years w/ no problems. Agree that Amazon pulling it was a surprise and, imho, deeply suspicious since it is supposed to help those with covid.

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Katzie (Canada) on 01/02/2022

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.

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

Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses, Cayenne
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!

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

Google Serrapeptase. This works to break up clots.

Blackstrap Molasses
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.

Blackstrap Molasses
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.

General Feedback
Posted by Art (California) on 06/15/2021 1457 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.


General Feedback
Posted by Maria (Gippsland, Australia) on 11/19/2011

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

Magnesium is also good at dissolving clots and lack of it can be a cause of blood clots.

Ginger is worth looking into as well. . Arginine has been said to also help so you could search that also (it is new to me). All the best.

General Feedback
Posted by Helpyourself (Houston, Texas) on 11/20/2011

Garlic thins the blood. Try 2 cloves, cut up in very small pieces, wash down with water, do this for a couple of days. Next, try 20 drops of Tabasco in about 4 oz of water, do this a few times a week, then use as needed. Tabasco has only three ingredients: cayenne, vinegar, salt, no additives. The cayenne is like a rotor rooter. Good for so many things, seems to clean the blood, stops headaches, sinus, depression, stomach problems, etc. Good Luck!

Posted by Idot 13 (Ireland ) on 02/28/2022

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.

Posted by Ian (Sanford, Florida) on 09/21/2011

Hi John,

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


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

N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC)
Posted by T1D&Fading (PA) on 07/31/2021 8 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.


N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC)
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.

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 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!

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 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.

Blackstrap Molasses, Cayenne
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

Alkalizing Remedies
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).

Blackstrap Molasses
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.

Blackstrap Molasses
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~

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

General Feedback
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??

General Feedback
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.

Posted by Amanitav (Swansea, West Glamorgan Uk) on 11/11/2011

I've read with interest on this forum of the various problems that people have had with thrombocytopenia. In my case I was diagnosed with thrombocytopenia in Sept. 04. My platelet count was dropping steadily from 145[x10power9] to 99[x10power9] by Dec. 05. "Normal values are 150-400. I suffered from heavy bruising which was getting worse. I was prescribed prednilosone to reduce my auto-immune response.

However, after some research I decided to help myself. I stopped taking fish oils, flax oil and all omega 3 type oils. By April 06 my platelet count returned to normal values and I was discharged from the hospital. The doctor was amazed but didn't ask me any questions.

Looking back it was obvious to me that the omega 3 oils were to blame and I was mis-diagnosed with an auto-immune disease. At present I do not consume the so called "essential fatty acids" [omega 3 & 6] and my health is better than at any time in my life. For detailed information on "essential fatty acids" I thoroughly recommend Ray Peat's website.

Ted's Remedies
Posted by Leila (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) on 04/20/2009
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Dear Ted, your remedy against Phlebitis works so well, it's absolutely amazing. I have varicose veins, they're not on the surface and so my legs look smooth, but on the inside the veins feel tense. I had Phlebitis three times before, the last time it lasted for 6 weeks and I was in so much pain, I thought I was going crazy.

I work in a shop, so there's lots of standing on my feet all day long. A few days ago, I sensed the first signs of an upcoming Phlebitis; a spot on my calf as large as my hand felt hot and inflamed. Aimed a cold shower at it and searched the condition here at EC. I had one lemon in the fridge (hurrah) and baking soda is always at hand in my house since I found EC, so I mixed teh two just like you said, filled the glass with water and drank it down. Within 30 minutes, the heat had left the spot on my leg! I could hardly believe it, but it's true. Thank you so much.

Ted's Remedies
Posted by Karen (Chicago Suburban, Illinois) on 01/14/2008
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Thank you, Ted, for the lemon juice/baking soda remedy for phlebitis. My pain started two days ago, but I started your lemon juice/baking soda remedy twice a day yesterday and it is improving all ready. I can't thank you enough. I plan to continue this remedy until the pain is totally gone and then start your suggestion of 500 mg sodium ascorbic acid and 1/4 teas. baking soda in 1/2 a glass of water twice per day for about five days out of the week. Is this the correct dose or do you have other suggestions? I am going to be flying internationally for long periods of time in the next two weeks and am concerned about having a blood clot during the flight. I know flying is renown for the conditions that can cause a blood clot and that I should wear loose clothing, get up and move around, drink plenty of water. I am not a smoker. If you have any other suggestions for me or other travelers about preventing phlebitis, your help is greatly appreciated.

Posted by Tara (South Hadley, Ma, Usa) on 01/21/2011

That's great feedback Jarret, thanks. I wonder if in an emergency you could apply cayenne over the heart in a diluted solution of DMSO, which would penetrate immediately? Does anyone have any thoughts about that? Thanks.

Posted by Jarret (Calgary, Alberta) on 02/02/2011

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

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

Posted by Aeiver (New Braunfels, Tx) on 02/24/2013

An interesting book about cayenne and other healing foods is "Left For Dead" by Dick Quinn who writes about his experience with heart disease and regaining his health.

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 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 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.

Ted's Remedies
Posted by Christina (Kerry, Ireland) on 06/02/2011
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Phlebitis: I tried Ted's lemon baking soda remedy, and it helped, but not a cure. My problem extends to my feet making it difficult walking , a catch 22 situation, exercise being part of the treatment. I have tried losing weight as well , but at( 60 yrs) 140lbs and 5ft4" I am not that over weight.

I have found it does help alot with gout and arthritis, as well as the arthritus diet has.

Interestingly, I was taking guaifenesin for a cough, and my feet felt much better , I wondered if it was a coincidence, but when I stopped taking it it was back within days! I looked guaifenesin up and it has interesting properties including possible , inhibition of platelet aggregation.

I have found it possible to buy as a tablet, and currently I am able to go back to pottering about in the vegatable garden again!

I would be interested in anybody elses experiences , and am just putting it out there in case it would help anybody else.

Ted's Remedies
Posted by D (USA) on 11/24/2006
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Thank you again Ted, I have good news to report. My brother, after only a few days on lemon-bicarbonate twice a day says that his phlebitis is practically gone (not only better). He has suffered with this leg's vein for three years and tried everything but after just 4-5 days of this remedy his pain is completely gone, he feels the vein "fresh" vs the "fire" he felt before. He cannot believe it... My mother who is 74 and has a lot of problems is feeling much better too. She didn't have any appetite, most of the times she wouldn't have dinner just because she didn't feel like eating (she also has memory loss, stomach problems, always exhausted, what seems a chronic cough etc.) after the same amount of days she says she is very hungry and that she can be active all day long. She is having three meals a day now!! Thank you so much for this really healing water!!! All the best, D

DMSO, Cayenne +
Posted by Terry (Colorado Springs) on 06/08/2022
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For blood clots,

I used DMSO, cayenne, fibrinolytic enzymes, and lots of infrared saunas.

Posted by Amy (North Carolina) on 01/15/2022

Hi Katzie,

I recently suspected DVT with swollen right leg after a 7 hour international flight. Emergency department did ultra sound to rule out. Pain and swelling didn't go away. I was concerned because my left leg returned to normal with little or no swelling a few days after the flight. Went to my PCP and was diagnosed with cellulitis. Had to take antibiotics which I hate but it did do the trick. Interested in your water treatment. Also have heard of DMSO as a remedy for many ailments but not DVT. Thanks for your contribution.

N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC)
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.

N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC)
Posted by Jill (Kentucky) on 02/05/2022
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I have had 3 blood clots in my femoral artery. Two have been while taking NAC. I am now taking serrapeptase, nattokinase and lumbrokinase. These enzymes all work differently. Look into them and I think you will be happy. You can still get NAC at iHerb.

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.

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.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses, Cayenne
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

Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses, Cayenne
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?

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.

Alkalizing Remedies
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?

Alkalizing Remedies
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!

Alkalizing Remedies
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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Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by KT (The USA) on 07/18/2013

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

Blackstrap Molasses
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 Bluemoonrising (Hamilton, On, Canada) on 06/08/2013

My partner has deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in both legs and restricted flow in the aorta below the the renal artery. Doctors want to do an invasive procedure of graphing in a new aorta with branches to be attache in both legs below the blockages. We are not wanting this proceedure. The left leg DVT has been there for more than 10 years with 2 pulmonary embolisms and since then only an occasional flair up. 2 years ago due to a physical injury a blood clot formed in the right leg. Emergency surgery was on the table, but the thrombosis specialist stopped in as it was discovered there was a clot just outside the vena cava and not being stabilized it could move during surgery. He has been on daily self-injections of Fragmin for the last 40 months. Couple of questions. Should he stop the Fragmin if he starts any of the remedies I have read... Cayenne & Garlic... Nattokinase... Honey Cayenne Vinegar... Lemon & Baking soda water. Also, has anyone heard of a STRONG tea of Sassafras - 1time - should be dark orange in colour strong.... And whether it has any effect. Supposed to clean out the pipes of plaque and clots. Haven't tried it yet. Told to stop Fragmin for that day because too much thiner. That is why I am asking if Fragmin should be stopped when trying these others.

General Feedback
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.

General Feedback
Posted by G (Nyc, Ny) on 09/25/2011

Sorry, forgot to add: do a wikipedia search for warfarin. Cayenne (and also many other natural supplements/vitamins) is also a blood thinner. Your friend is lucky to have you as a friend.

General Feedback
Posted by Lisa (S. California, Ca, Usa) on 11/18/2011

Try Nattokinase. It's a natural enzyme that dissolves blood clots. It has lots of reviews on iherb. It does thin the blood, so your husbands doctor should be informed.

General Feedback
Posted by Mary G (San Francisco, Ca) on 01/12/2013

I too have a clot in the jugular vein in my neck as does your husband. Mine was caused by the insertion of a Central Line into my neck at an ER. Mistake!!!! I had major headaches, that have been stopped with the use of Lumbrokinase, and Serrapeptase prescribed by a well known MD/naturopath. Doctors tell me that the coumadin, despite it's troubles, gives the body a chance to fix/dissolve the clot by thinning the blood and the body can then heal better that way. A long arduous trek of 7 months on coumadin is a drag! However, these enzymes help with my headaches, and sharp pains. Good luck to your husband. A real drag I know.

Ted's Remedies
Posted by Lloyd (Charlotte, Nc) on 12/21/2012

If the lemon/soda remedy doesn't work try the herb horse chestnut. I suppose that it can be called an herb. I've seen it work many times on deep vein problems. Start with two tablets daily and increase to four if needed. My mother had very serious leg problems, possibly from her MS condition and if the flare up was pain in the vein area, like inflamation, the horse chestnut worked every time... Without exception. I mentioned this to an attendant at my health food store and she responded that many of her customers have great success using it.

For general pain in the legs that might be related to MS causes, I found Calcium AEP was very effective. Dr Adkins used that in his protocol for his MS patients fed into them by an IV. Reading all the amazing things that Cal AEP (not just calcium... it must be the AEP) does, I take two capsules daily.

Ted's Remedies
Posted by Joseph (Bend, Or) on 12/12/2009

Ted Remedies, perhaps natural cures would be more accepted if they didn't say things like half to whole lemon/lime, baking soda until fizzing stops, and add water to half a glass. Ted, how big is this glass 300ml, 8oz, 950ml, 32oz.? Then you start talking about millivolts? I guess I am supposed to be a psychic and a scientist.

EC: Somewhat better instructions here:

Glass size: 8 oz.

Juice Fast
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!

Lemon and Baking Soda
Posted by Devinder (Brampton, Ontario) on 10/19/2011

From my experience I can say that Lemon and Baking Soda is a safe drink to use it for as long as you want to, however, after the initial treatment for 10-15 days I would suggest to do it 3-4 times a week. This has helped me a lot in stopping my Gout attacks and I believe the same should apply to DVT condition as well.

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.

Posted by Jarret (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on 01/20/2011
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

I've been following earth clinic for a couple years now. Every couple weeks to a month I have been getting pains which seem to come directly from the center of my heart. I dissolve 2 90,000 heat unit cayennes into a glass a water and bear the burn, but it seems the clot which was causing so much pain gets past my heart and it stops hurting. I haven't been able to take lots of cayenne everyday tho so I don't know if it will permanently fix this problem but it has done the trick several times over... I was even having pain in my left arm today and was worried I might end up with a heart attack if I didn't do something.

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

Posted by Lemarque (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) on 01/22/2011

Hi Jarret, I would strongly suggest that you go to your doctor and get this problem looked at ASAP. You describe the "clot" as "passing", but it is very unusual for this to occur. Circulating clots will almost always lodge in the lungs (PE) before they reach the heart. Clots in the coronary arteries means heart attack 100% of the time - no exceptions.

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

Posted by John (Bridgeton, New Jersey) on 06/17/2011

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

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

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


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

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Lana (Texarkana, ark) on 11/23/2008

I think it is the Sulphur content that is in the molasses, along with other trace minerals and nutrients..?

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