Alternative Medicine

Adenosine in yellow musk melons & cantaloupe thins blood & dissolves blood clots. 
Melons are recommended to fight lung cancer per James E O'Brien's mini magazine
The Miracle of Nature's Healing Foods
published by Glove Communications Corp.
Colbert, Dr Don shares how artery/vein plaque buildup can be reversed, especially if it is soft (before it becomes hard, closes up artery/vein and blocks blood flow). 
Colbert recommends a baby aspirin with 500 mg Niacin (to reduce flushing) working up to 1,500/day (or 500 mg 3x day.  Niacinamide can be used instead of Niacin.) 
Other suggested supplements are red yeast rice (with CoQ10) and natto
(which can also be found fresh as fermented soybeans in Asian grocery stores).
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(PS - Natto, fermented soybeans are full of estrogen, so are best eaten by females rather than males.)
Cranberry juice (is one of many foods/herbs) that may thin the blood, requiring
(lower dosages of anticoagulant drugs) or elimination/reduction of such foods from the
diet when one is on anticoagulants. 5/23/2006 
Coumarins (&/or coumadin-like substances) - - Coumarins (coumadin-like substances), salicylates (aspirin-like substances) and anti-platelets (substances that prevent blood cells from clumping together) are all considered blood thinners.  Too much blood thinning can lead to excessive bleeding (like bruising or nose bleeds).
Herbs containing coumadin: angelica root, arnica flower, anise, asafoetida, celery, chamomile, fenugreek, horse chestnut, licorice root, lovage root, parsley, passion flower herb, quassia, red clover, rue, sweet clover
Herbs thought to contain salicylates: Meadowsweet, poplar, willow bark
Herbs with Anti-platelet properties: bromelain, clove, onion, and turmeric...
Natural blood thinners: Angelica root, Arnica flower, Anise, Asafoetida, Bogbean, Borage seed oil, Bromelain, Capsicum, Celery, Chammomile, Feverfew, Garlic, Ginger, Ginkgo, Horse chestnut, Licorice root, Lovage root, Eadowsweet, Onion, Parsey, Passion-flower herb, Poplar, Quassia, Red clover, Rue, Sweet Clover, Turmeric, Willow bark.
(Adding blood thinning drugs) may increase bleeding risk.

Blood thinning medications may increase bleeding risk: (when added to a large consumption of) Danshen, Devil's claw, Dong quai, Papain or Vitamin E (supplements).
Coenzyme Q10 - (also known as ubiquinone, ubidecarenone & CoQ10) is a compound made naturally in the human body, plant & animals. This compound is involved in electron transport & may be a free-radical scavenger, an antioxidant & a potent membrane stabilizer. CoQ10 is highly reputed for treating heart disease patients.
It can also help to stabilize high blood pressure and angina.
 (It offsets some of the negative side effects of statins used for heart disease.)  The structure of CoQ10 is very similar to that of vitamin K 2. As such, it may have blood-coagulating (clotting) effects (the opposite of blood thinning).
The vitamin K-like effects of CoQ10 have since been demonstrated in a laboratory setting and in the following reports:
If CoQ10 + (the drug) Coumadin are taken simultaneously, patients should be monitored. 
Coenzyme Q10 & Ginseng (may have vitamin K2 clotting properties &) may lessen Coumadin's (blood thinning & negative side) effects.
Garlic - Sardi, Bill - What's Best - the Definite Guide Through Vitamania to the Best Ingredients -
"We lose about a spoonful of blood every time we ingest an aspirin. Blood in the stool can then cause a positive stool test & result in adults having to undergo needless diagnostic procedures to search for non-existent colon cancer.  Aspirin also impairs the absorption of vitamin C by 70%...
Garlic thins the blood without risk of hemorrhage.  Garlic reduces cholesterol, kills the bacterium (helicobacter pylori) that causes gastric ulcers, fights intestinal yeast infections, provides...selenium and sulfur, and reduces cholesterol and hypertension...Vitamin E and magnesium also help to thin the blood."
Garlic - (Allium sativum) is believed to have several cardiovascular benefits,
such as blood pressure lowering, cholesterol lowering, and anti-stroke activity.
Additionally, garlic oil can also reduce blood coagulation.
Gingerol in ginger has a chemical structure similar to aspirin & is a better anti-coagulant than garlic or onions per James E O'Brien in mini magazine The Miracle of Nature's Healing Foods published by Globe Communications Corp.
Ginger - (Zingiber officinale) has been taken to curb motion sickness and arthritis. Today, it has been reported to reduce blood clotting...may increase the risk of bleeding when taken with Coumadin (blood thinning medication.  Thus, one may prefer to increase the one with less side effects and reduce the one having more side effects to)...ensure that symptoms of bleeding do not develop.
Ginkgo - (Ginkgo biloba) is a herb used to promote mental health and function.
One of the components of Ginkgo called Ginkg-olide B is known to reduce coagulation.
It acts as a blood thinner, increasing blood flow to the brain and enhance memory.
This herb have been used for centuries by Asians.
Glucosamine may have anti-platelet activity. 
may have weak anticoagulant activity due to small amount of heparin-oid.  (Either/both may help REDUCE warfarin dosage to avoid drug side effects of increased bleeding time (INR), bruising, bleeding, coma and hospitalization.  Regular blood tests will help determine dosages.)
Green Tea (Camellia sinensis), also known as Chinese tea is famous for its unique abilities to prevent cancers, treat stomach disorders and improve mental function.
Although dried green tea leaves contain substantial amounts of vitamin K and may work against (blood thinning supplements or drugs such as) Coumadin, brewed green tea does not contain a significant amount of the vitamin. However, large amounts of brewed green tea may alter Coumadin's effects.
Lumbro-kinase - blood thinner from worms -
Natto - Both animal and vegetable blood thinners are available. - (This fermented soybean is available in the refrigerated or frozen section of many Asian grocery stores.) CAUTION: estrogenic
Natto - Hiroyuki Sumi MD says blood clots can be reversed with fermented soy beans called natto found fresh in Oriental grocery stores.  (For women only; feminizes men.  Hormonal.  Estrogen like effects.)
Add to yogurt. kefir or cottage cheese. See volume 6, #12,.
The Doctors' Prescription for Healthy Living - (an estrogen like product for women only who are NOT dealing with hormonal cancer issues)
Red yeast - grown on rice.  Health News Volume8#5  Red Yeast Rice remedy for Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack) ask for ONE newspaper Volume 8 #5
(This fermented product is readily available in Asian grocery stores as red rice.)

Rutin - - "1 study found that people with chronic venous insufficiency taking rutin along with vitamin E and other natural compounds had a reduction in cramping and swelling after 30 days.".[iii]

Sea Cucumber - "Besides wound healing, sea cucumber extracts have anticoagulant and antithrombosis compounds[3], cholesterol and lipid reducing compounds[4], anticancer and antitumor compounds[5-9] and antibacterial compounds[10-14]."
Serra-peptase is an enzyme produced by serratia bacteria living on silkworms. With this enzyme the worms melt a hole out of the cocoon. (Once the silkworm has completed its transformation into a moth, it uses this substance to 'melt' a hole in its cocoon, so that it can escape ) Unlike other enzymes in the field of biology, Serrapeptase dissolves ‘dead’ tissue like or e.g. not both silk and apparently also fibrinoid layers in the arteries which chemically could be compared to silk.  A special problem in today’s civilized society is occluding processes in the carotid arteries of the neck. Very often we see patients where surgeons were reluctant to operate or to apply drill or laser technology such occluded carotids. The reason for this is the potential risk that off coming debris will be pushed into the smaller cerebral vessels.  We have, therefore started to apply Serrapeptase in cases of severe narrowings of the carotid arteries. Mostly in patients showing severe symptoms due to the narrowing, including amaurosis fugax (intermittent blindness)...Serrapeptase is extremely useful in keeping arterial deposits from building up again after angioplasty (a balloon technique used to clear an artery blockage) or coronary bypass surgery has been performed...Dr H. A. Nieper (deceased) Langenhagen, Germany
Silkworm - Gordon, Gary - recommends silkworm serra-peptase for blood thinning instead of Coumadin, rat poison. - - -
"The natural Chelation-Anti-Inflammatory is a proteolytic enzyme isolated from the micro-organism Serratia E15.
This enzyme is naturally processed commercially today through fermentation and was discovered in the silkworm intestine. This immunologically active enzyme is completely bound to the alpha 2 macroglobulin, in biological fluids...
Serra-peptase protects against stroke and is reportedly more effective and quicker than EDTA (volcanic and carbon rock) Chelation treatments in removing arterial plaque."
Vitamin E in wheat germ may help thin blood (reduce clotting) per James E O'Brien in mini magazine
The Miracle of Nature's Healing Foods
published by Globe Communications Corp. (Choose organic non GMO brands.)
Vitamin E - is usually taken as a food supplement. The RDA (recommended daily amount) is 15 IU (international units)/day. (Medicinal) therapeutic dosages ranges from 400-1600 IU/day. As vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin (thus, storable by body fat & is)...a strong anti-oxidant and may slow down the rate of oxidation of vitamin K in the body.  Vitamin K oxidation is essential to the body as it helps blood to clot...
Vitamin E affects PT time (a measure of bleeding time & therefore the coagulation status)...
combination therapy (of vitamin E + drug blood thinner may work well for many patients).
Vitamin K to increase/help clotting -
Vitamin K - - plant + animal sources
Vitamin K - Linus Pauling insights + Naturally occurring forms of vitamin K include

phylloquinone (vitamin K
1) and a family of molecules called menaquinones (MKs or vitamin K2).

Vitamin K -
complementaryandalternativemedicine/herbsvitaminsandminerals/vitamin-k - Consider, rather than supplements, using "vitamin K creams, gels, or lotions on the skin. Those who are on the blood-thinning medication warfarin (Coumadin) should know that vitamin K can make warfarin less effective (less toxic, less invasive, less strong). Talk with your health care provider before taking vitamin K supplements or changing the amount of vitamin K you take in through foods. The effects of Vitamin K from fermented sources (MK7), such as cheese and natto, can last days longer than vitamin K from plants. Talk to your doctor about how these foods might affect your lab test results if you are taking warfarin. Pregnant women who are on anti-seizure medicines should get (to increase clotting &/or reduce bleeding) vitamin K supplements for 2-4 weeks before giving birth because of increased risk of bleeding in the newborn. Otherwise, the safety of vitamin K supplements during pregnancy is not known, although the amount of vitamin K from foods is thought to be safe."
Vitamin K - - "Vitamin K2 MK7 It is found in the highest quantity in raw dairy. If you live in California you can get it pretty easy, just make sure it is from a quality source.
Raw milk needs to be from healthy, grass-fed & finished cows.  Do not drink raw milk from cows that aren’t raised well and/or only grass-fed. Check out for resources near you.
Soy natto
(for women as feminizes males) is also a highly concentrated source of MK-7, look for non GMO soy that has been fermented traditionally. Liver, as it always seems with every vitamin we lack, is a great source as well.  Although all types of K are important, more and more evidence points to the role of Vitamin K2, particularly MK4 as a 'missing link' in the human health chain."
Vitamin K - -
"Menaquinone-7 Supplements: Jarrow Formulas and Source Naturals both offer cost-effective MK-7 supplements.
Source Naturals' product is less expensive, but Jarrow's contains fewer additives and certifies that the soy used to make the product is not genetically modified. (Soy is estrogenic, feminizing, best for women, rather than males)
Vitamin K2 supplements (may) interfere with the activity of oral anti-coagulants such as (prescription) warfarin." 
(K2's MK7 moves calcium out of arteries into bones.)

Vitamin K - -
Vitamin K is essential for bone density along with heart health.  "Vitamin K in food comes in 2 general forms:

  1. Vitamin K1 (or phyllo-quinone), found primarily in leafy green vegetables.

    Vitamin K2
    , found in natto or fermented soy, and in animal products such as eggs, meat, milk, and cheese.

Vitamin K2 has several subtypes denoted by a number, such as MK-4, MK-6, and MK-7.

MK stands for mena-quinones, which are forms of vitamin K that vary in their organic structure. 1 epidemiological study

showed that some forms of menaquinone, MK-7 & MK-9, appear to be powerful in preventing coronary heart disease.

MK-7 is a long-acting form of vitamin K, available as a dietary supplement.
has only recently become available in supplement form. (CAUTION: Often blood thinning &/or clotting properties.)


Medical Science

Bad Bacteria @ - "Bacteria can directly cause human blood & plasma to clot, a process previously thought to have been lost during vertebrate evolution. The discovery may lead to new clinical methods for treating serious medical conditions such as sepsis & anthrax. The key to clot formation is the location of the bacteria, rather than the total number of bacteria or their concentration. Coagulation occurs only when a cluster of bacteria forms." - Treat Aneurysms Using Onyx Liquid Embolic Agent - good
Autobiography &/or Biography
Heart & Diabetes: Brittle Diabetic, Cardiac Disease, Serious Carotid Blockage – Dr. Rashid A. Buttar - @ (Patient seems to be off of all meds & on a celation detox regime.)
uttar, Rashid A @ -
Buttar, Rashid A @ 9 Steps includes lots of water.  (proponent of some non Judeo-Christian alternative medicine modalities)


Rodent Poisoning - Overview of Rodenticide Poisoning -
Anticoagulant Rodenticides (Warfarin and Congeners) = Medical Blood Thinners
Small packages of "1st-generation anticoagulants (warfarin, diphacinone, chlorophacinone)
2nd-generation anticoagulants (brodifacoum, difethialone, bromadiolone, or difenacoum). 
or rodenticides other than anticoagulants (bromethalin, cholecalciferol) are (not) allowed for sale in retail stores for use by consumers." due to child protection precautions. 
"Oral vitamin K
1 alone (3–5 mg/kg, PO) can be used to prevent coagulopathy after a known exposure to an anticoagulant... Vitamin K3 given as a feed supplement (in veterinary medicine) is ineffective in treatment of anticoagulant rodenticide toxicosis. Administration of vitamin K3 by injection in horses has been associated with acute renal failure and is never an appropriate treatment."
Bromethalin + Cholecalciferol = vitamin D3 + Zinc Phosphide @ The Merck Veterinary Manual -
Warfarin - - Warfarin is a chemical produced by the spoiling of the plant sweet clover.  Wafarin inhibits an enzyme for blood clotting.  Warfarin is used as a rat poison.  Pets and small children (and pets) also can (accidentally) consume the poison.  (An aside: Synthetic vitamin D3 is also a rat poison. Beware.  Get your daily dose of D3 via 15 minutes of real sunshine.)