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Natural treatments and home remedies for blood clots

When you have a blockage of the healthy vessel that can lead to many serious conditions, then you have blood clots. A blood clot can happen in every vessel of your body and you should visit your doctor as soon as possible. In many cases, this condition is affecting people who are having problems with their weight or who are obese. But also people who are suffering from clinical conditions are having a risk of getting blood clots. In many cases when this condition is not cured, then it needs surgery to be done and in some cases when this condition is worsening, then it should be done amputation of a limb. There are many home remedies and natural cures which will help you to reduce the blood clot but is a better idea to stay active all the time because in this way you are protecting your overall health. When you have an injury and you have bleeding from it, then the red blood cells and the other components of the cells are clumping together to stop the bleeding of the injury. When you are bleeding, then you must prevent further bleeding. The number of blood clots is increasing every year. This is why is important to prevent blood clots.

24 Home remedies for blood clots


People who are suffering from vascular disorders and blood clots should use broccoli as their natural treatment because it has fiber which will help them in the fight against the blood clots. [1]

Vitamin C

When you are using Vitamin C as your natural treatment, then you are improving your vascular health. It is a very effective vitamin for blood clots because it has antioxidant compounds. [2]

Canola oil and mustard oil

When people are suffering from blood clots, then they should not use high-fat oils. Instead, they should use canola oil and mustard oil which are having low levels of fats.

Bread, beans, asparagus, sprouts, and Brussels sprouts

All the mentioned products are having folate content [3]. This means that they are having some enzymatic and metabolic properties which are making the brittle arteries flexible.


This kind of vegetable has active components which are lowering the stress hormones which means that they narrow and thin the blood vessels. In this way, they are reducing the risk of blood clots. Also when you are using celery as your natural remedy, then your blood vessels are having the optimum diameter.

Cayenne (capsicum) and pepper

If you are suffering from blood clots, then you should use cayenne and pepper because they are preventing the platelets to stick together.

Orange Juice, spinach, apricot, and banana

If you consume some of the mentioned fruits and vegetables, then they will help you to have normal blood pressure, and also your cardiovascular health will be normal.

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Lean beef

When you are using lean beef, then you are reducing the chances of getting cardiovascular diseases and also you are lowering the high blood pressure [4].

Skim milk

Skim milk has calcium as its component. Calcium is very important for the normal function of the platelet. When you are drinking this kind of milk you must be sure that it is skimmed because if it is not skimmed, then the fats from the milk will deposit on your blood vessel walls which means that their diameter will be thinner.

Avoid obesity

When people are having high–fat diet, then this kind of diet is resulting in obesity. This means that the fats from the food which they are consuming will deposit on the blood vessels walls. When this is happening, then you are increasing your chances of getting blood clots and also other serious diseases such as atherosclerosis, strokes, and heart attacks.


You should do a lot of physical activity because it will reduce the chances of getting blood clots. When you are walking or you do other physical activity, then you are keeping the blood flow through all parts of your body which means that your blood vessels are clear. [5]

Gingko Biloba

You can use Gingko Biloba as your natural remedy for blood clots because in this case you are reducing the fibrin content which is taking part in the blood clot forming.

Ginger, bilberry, and turmeric

These kinds of products will help your platelets not become clumped which is a reason for blood clots.

Regular exercise

All people who are suffering from blood clots should do a lot of exercises. They should do them in a regular way. It will help them to have normal blood flow in their blood vessels. [5]

Avoid smoking

When you are smoking, then you are replacing the oxygen with carbon monoxide in the muscles which are surrounding your veins. This means that your condition will be worse than previous. You should not smoke cigarettes if you want to keep your health safe.

Onion and garlic

These kinds of vegetables will help you to reduce the fibrin content in your body and also they are reducing the chances of clumping of platelets.


In the places where you feel the pain caused by blood clots, you should apply hot and cold packs. This means that the blood flow will be normal and also clots will break down before they do more serious disorders. [6]


When you are massaging yourself, then you are stimulating the blood flow in those parts and also you are reducing your chances of getting blood clots.


You should drink a lot of water if you are suffering from blood clots because it will stop the dehydration in your body.

Avoid alcohol and sleeping pills

If you are suffering from blood clots, then you should not consume alcohol or use sleeping pills because they are promoting immobility which means that you are increasing your risk of forming blood flow blockages.

Spinach, clove, pepper, and garlic

You should extract the juice from spinach leaves, garlic, cloves, and bulb of each pepper. You should mix all these components together. People who are suffering from blood clots should consume this mixture.

Salicylate–containing food and supplements

Salicylate is found in many products which are having acetylsalicylic acid which is having one active ingredient known as aspirin. Aspirin is affecting the platelets so this is one of the most used home remedies for preventing arterial clots for decades. But there should be done more studies about this natural remedy because in many cases is thought that it has side effects. You should take the prescribed intake amount of salicylates. Do not use more than the recommended dose by your doctor. Beverages which are having salicylates as their components are red and white wine, green and black tea, and pineapple juice. Foods which are having salicylates as their components are vinegar, honey, and most fruits such as grapes, oranges, blueberries, strawberries, cranberries, tangerines, cherries, and nectarine. Spices which are having salicylates as their components are dill, cinnamon, oregano, peppermint, turmeric, garam masala, ginger, cayenne, and curry powder, thyme, and paprika. [7]

Vitamin D

You can eat foods that are rich in this vitamin. Also, you can get Vitamin D from sunlight and supplements. We know that this vitamin has a vital role in our bone health. But also there are some studies in which is shown that this vitamin is changing some proteins which are responsible for blood clotting. But there should be done more studies about this topic because it is still not 100% sure if this vitamin is lowering the risk of blood clots. There was one study in Sweden in which 40.000 women who have looked at the sun for more than 11 years have reduced the risk of getting blood clots [8]. In this study, it was shown that the Vitamin D which is coming from the sunlight has played a vital role in this condition. But there was a study in Norway in which was shown that people who were taking Vitamin D have not reduced the risk of getting blood clots. Also, there are some studies which are shown that people who are having Vitamin D deficiency are having increased risk of getting this condition. We have said previously that there should be done more studies to be sure if this treatment will help in the prevention of blood clots.


There are some components in the garlic which are reducing the risk of getting blood clots such as adenosine, paraffinic sulfide, and allicin. There are some studies in which is shown that people who have consumed garlic as their natural treatment have reduced the risk of getting a venous clot. But if you are taking garlic together with a prescription anticoagulant, then you are increasing the risk of getting blood clots.


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[2] Tofler GH, Stec JJ, Stubbe I, et al. The effect of vitamin C supplementation on coagulability and lipid levels in healthy male subjects. Thrombosis Research. 2000;100(1):35-41.

[3] NHS. Folic acid ‘may help reduce stroke risk in people with high blood pressure’. 2018. Retrieved from

[4] Roussell MA, Hill AM, Gaugler TL, et al. Effects of a DASH-like diet containing lean beef on vascular health. Journal of Human Hypertension. 2014.

[5] Blackwell Publishing Ltd. Regular exercise reduces risk of blood clots, study suggests.” Science Daily. 2007.

[6] Mooventhan A, Nivethitha L. Scientific evidence-based effects of hydrotherapy on various systems of the body. North American Journal of Medical Sciences. 2014;6(5):199-209.

[7] Ajjan RA, Standeven KF, Khanbhai M, et al. Effects of aspirin on clot structure and fibrinolysis using a novel in vitro cellular system. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. 2009;29(5):712-7.

[8] Waldron B, Moll S. Natural supplements, herbs, vitamins and food: Do some prevent blood clots? Clot Connect. 2013.

Hanan Marshal
Hanan Marshal
Hanan, a medical student (MBBS) having passion for writing and is very much interested in holistic living along with nature. He is very much interested in doing community service and watches anime and play PS4 during his free time. You can reach him through [email protected]


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