Natural Blood Thinners

15 September 2020

There are certain foods that you can eat to improve blood circulation, prevent heart disease and reduce the risk of clotting.

Of course, blood clotting is a normal yet complex process, which is required to prevent bleeding when injured. However, there are times when blood clots form in some critical parts of the body – heart, lung, or brain arteries, and veins – which could cause one serious and possibly fatal stroke.

Here are some natural blood thinners to reduce blood clots and the risk of stroke:

  1. Ginger

Begin your morning with a Ginger Tea. It has been shown to be very beneficial and may cure many health problems. It reduces inflammation and relaxes muscles. Remember that your heart is a big muscle! You can also supplement with ginger tablets.

  1. Cayenne Pepper

These are brilliant for improving blood quality and maintaining blood vessels. They contain compounds known as ‘salicylates’ which can be taken as capsules or added to food, to control high blood pressure and boost circulation. This results in reduced likelihood of strokes.

  1. Oily Fish

It is well known that foods high in Omega 3 fatty acids are one of the best ways of improving blood quality. Mainly because Omega 3 helps to lower the bad cholesterol levels in our body, and thereby reduce the chances of clotting in the blood. It is best to use Fish Oil capsules or liquid for efficacy.

  1. Cinnamon

This is commonly used to flavour foods and is especially good when used as a tea. However, it is a powerful anti-coagulant, capable of lowering blood pressure and relieving inflammatory conditions. This can reduce the chances of having a stroke. Use it sparingly as long-term consumption may cause difficulties for the liver.

Other than the natural foods and drinks mentioned above, there are many others that are known to reduce clotting…

Pineapple, ginseng, Kelp, olive oil and almonds are all helpful. However, it is important to note that these foods need to be taken in moderation. Always take advice from your health care professional.