Blood is a special juice: it provides nourishment and functioning for the brain, heart, other organs and muscles. When your blood lipid levels rise, when deposits form on the walls of the blood vessels, when plaque makes the veins narrower in cross-section – then it becomes dangerous, then thrombosis, heart attack and stroke are imminent. To prevent this, you need to make sure your blood is flowing well. If our life sap carrier and thicker flows, then the vernacular speaks of "thick blood".
In such a case, doctors prescribe so-called blood thinners. In fact, it does not thin the blood, but prevents the platelets in the blood from clumping together, so that the blood can continue to flow well. This is why these drugs are also known as "antiplatelet agents" (TAH). These medicines are very effective – but they also have some side effects. Very often, the drug acetylsalicylic acid – ASA for short – is prescribed. Besides these medicines, however, there is also a natural blood thinner. With this you can prevent the problem or support a therapy. And: these natural remedies are almost all without side effects for your health.
Hawthorn helps super against thick blood
Among natural remedies for thick blood, hawthorn is the superstar. The flavonoids and procyanidins contained in its flowers and leaves are good for the blood circulation of the heart, they prevent the formation of blood clots and strengthen the blood vessels. They thin the thick blood, so to speak, thereby reducing the risk for your heart and a stroke. In addition, if the brain is supplied with sufficient blood, then it works better. As a medicine there is the blood thinner as hawthorn tincture (there you take 10 to 20 drops three to five times a day, dissolved in a glass of water). Or as hawthorn extract (add 10 drops to a glass of water 3 times a day). If you want to make your own natural remedy for thick blood, it is very simple: pour very hot water over two heaped teaspoons of hawthorn leaves or flowers. Drink one cup of this brew three times a day after meals. Hawthorn is a natural remedy – it takes a few weeks to take effect. Consult your doctor.