Common Spices and Foods that Thin Your Blood

There has been a lot of research lately linking COVID-19 to blood clotting factors in some individuals. The virus that causes COVID-19 is causing blood to thicken in some patients. Physicians are seeing an increase in blood clots, especially in the lungs, liver, kidneys, arms and legs. Some physicians have reported seeing strokes in otherwise healthy, young people.

There are some spices and foods that can actually act as a blood-thinner. Note that this is not a complete list, however, they are some of the more common ones.

These spices include: Garlic, cinnamon, thyme, curry powder, turmeric, and cayenne pepper. Cinnamon contains coumarin, which is a blood-thinning agent.

These foods include walnuts, salmon, beets, ginger, dill, peppermint, cherries, and citrus. Beets are high in nitrates. Walnuts are high in vitamin E. Salmon has omega 3 fatty acids.

Always consult your physician if they are okay for you to take, as certain foods listed above may interfere with PT/INR levels and medications, and may be dangerous to your health.

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