Here is a list of potent natural blood thinners that you can add to your diet and wellness routine to improve blood circulation and prevent the development of life-threatening blood clots that can cause serious health conditions.
Cayenne contains salicylate – a natural blood-thinning agent that’s valued for its anti-thrombosis effects. On top of that, it also contains capsaicin, which has been proven to possess lipid-lowering, anti-hypertensive, anti-diabetic and anti-obesity properties in several studies, as indicated in a study published in the Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences. For these reasons, cayenne is often taken in capsule form to promote cardiovascular health and blood circulation.
Add cayenne pepper to stews and soups for a spicy flavor; sprinkle it sparingly on hard-boiled farm eggs; use a pinch to spice up cocoa or other chocolate goodies; or take cayenne pepper in capsule form after checking with your doctor.
Cinnamon, especially cassia cinnamon, is rich in the aromatic organic phytochemical coumarin, a powerful anticoagulant that’s actually used to make warfarin (brand names Coumadin and Jantoven) – a prescription medication used to prevent harmful blood clots from forming or growing larger.
You’re better off adding cinnamon to your meals and beverages instead of taking cinnamon supplements for extended periods of time, which can be problematic – possibly leading to liver issues from increased coumarin consumption.
Use cinnamon in powder form in baked goods, cakes and drinks; combine whole or powdered cinnamon with other spices in savory dishes; or take cinnamon as capsules if your doctor advises it.
A study published in Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids found that consuming small amounts of garlic daily, especially fresh, raw garlic, could be beneficial in preventing thrombosis.