Non-Prescription Blood Thinners

Jul 7th 2018 Posted by MDR

Blood thinners are substances that modify your body's natural blood-clotting process. Blood thinners are widely used by people with cardiovascular problems, due to the dangers of blood clots for them. Blood clots can contribute to heart attacks and strokes.

Some natural blood thinners include the spice Turmeric used in cooking and teas. Studies show daily use helps decrease blood clotting. Cayenne pepper is another spice with strong anticoagulant properties. Cayenne has also been shown to be good for lowering blood pressure and increasing circulation.

Cinnamon has blood thinning properties due to its coumarin level. Coumarin is used to manufacture Warfarin, the most commonly prescribed blood thinner. However, long-term use of cinnamon is best kept to small amounts since it may lead to liver damage.

Gingko Biloba is also known to have blood thinning properties, and some studies suggest clot-dissolving qualities as well.

Bromelain, a supplement derived from pineapples, has shown anticoagulant and clot breakdown properties in studies.

Of course you should check with your doctor before trying unprescribed natural blood thinners, as they may interfere with your present medications and there may be other contraindications for you.

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