Archive for the ‘Herbs and natural remedies’ Category
Patients not infrequently inquire about the benefit of “natural blood thinners”. Clot Connect has written a document for patients – available here – discussing the various herbs and dietary supplements that are often called “natural blood thinners”. The blog post discusses many items including garlic, gingko, chocolate, fish oil, vitamin D, vitamin E, etc. The health care professional may want to be familiar with these herbs and supplements and the laboratory and few clinical data behind them, to be able to respond to patients initiating discussion about the potential usefulness of these products.
Your patient may inquire whether he/she can take Nattokinase instead of staying on warfarin to prevent future venous thromboembolism; or what you think about the effectiveness of Nattokianse in preventing a first or recurrent DVT or PE. Read the rest of this entry »