Natural supplements that may help dissolve blood clots include turmeric, ginger and vitamin E, according to Healhline. Regular aerobic exercise can also help, states WebMD.
These natural remedies may help to thin the blood without causing negative side effects, explains Healthline. Turmeric contains curcumin, which acts as an antiplatelet, explains Healthline. Ginger contains salicylate, an acid used to make aspirin. Vitamin E is present in tree nuts, whole-grain wheat and dark green vegetables like spinach.
A scientific study found that regular aerobic exercise increased the amounts of tissue-type plasminogen activators produced in sedentary men, according to WebMD. Tissue-type plasminogen activators are critical for preventing blood clots. Overweight men tend to have significantly less levels of the substance than men who are at a healthy weight. Walking 45 minutes a day, five days a week, increased production of tissue-type plasminogen activators in sedentary men by 50 percent, similar to the levels of the men in the study who were at a healthy weight.
Prescription blood thinners include anticoagulants and antiplatelets. Both types of drugs work by interfering with substances in the body that help blood to clot, notes Healthline. Prescription blood thinners have side effects that include dizziness, jaundice and excessive menstrual bleeding, advises Healthline.