There are a number of dietary and herbal methods of improving blood flow but few can actually be said to dissolve blood clots. However, the proteolytic enzyme Bromelain has been shown to do this. In doing so it also reduces blood cell clumping and improves the circulation through the blood vessels. Bromelain is found in pineapples and in many food enzyme supplements.
Some studies have been done on an enzyme called Nattokinase, a potent fibrinolytic enzyme that reduces the build up of fibrin and actively aids in the break up or dissolution of fibrin clots. It is extracted and purified from natto, which is a traditional Japanese fermented soybean food. The enzyme is produced during the natural fermentation process when the beneficial bacteria ‘bacillus natto’ acts on the boiled soybean. Some of the studies show encouraging results.
Alternatively there are herbs such as cayenne, garlic, onions, ginger, paprika and turmeric can help prevent platelet aggregation (i.e. clumping) which causes clots to form.
These can be added to the diet or taken as supplements.
Antioxidants such as vitamin C and E, Quercetin, Zinc and Grapeseed also have this effect.
All regimes should be used very carefully and under supervision if the patient is already on blood thinning drugs. Be sure to tell your GP, so that regular checks can be made on platelet aggregation.
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