What are anticoagulant plants?
ANTICOAGULANT or ANTIPLATELET plants are those that decrease the ability of fluidization of blood.
Anticoagulant plants can very be appropriate in phytotherapy to treat or prevent the onset of anomalies due to poor blood supply as a result of excessive platelet aggregation. For example, the use of these plants may be appropriate to remedy conditions in which blood flow should be more fluid as heart attacks, angina pectoris, arteriosclerosis, etc.
Other times it may be counterproductive to use some of these plants in people who are prone to ailments caused by a lack of clotting and nose bleeding, hematomas, etc. Within this group are some plants such as willow thinners, garlic, onions, thyme, rosemary, ginseng and licorice.
However, some plants with anticoagulant properties have other properties that make them equally suitable to prevent bleeding, because they have bioflavonoids to increase the elasticity of the capillaries and prevent the occurrence of the same, as is the case of citrus, as lemons, grapefruits, oranges, tangerines, etc.
It is necessary to consider that the use of remedies that contain anticoagulants is not recommended before and after surgical procedures because they can increase bleeding from the wound.
Main anticoagulant plants
Between the main anticoagulant plants we have the following:
Willow: (Salix spp.) Mainly because it contains salicin, magnesium and quercetin.
Garlic: (Allium sativum) Mainly because of its content in allicin and aline, as well as magnesium and quercetin
Onion: (Allium stock) Mainly because of its content in alicina and aline, as well as magnesium and quercetin
Fennel: (Foeniculum vulgare) Mainly because of its content in estragol and magnesium.
Grapefruit: (Citrus paradisii) Mainly because of its content in alpha linolenic acid
Soybean: (Glycine max) Mainly because of its content in alpha linolenic acid, (Vitamin C), genistein and pyroxidine
Thyme: (Thymus vulgaris) Mainly because it contains alpha-linolenic acid, rosmarinic acid, magnesium and thymol
Oregano: (Origanum vulgare.) Mainly because of its content in alpha-linolenic acid, caffeic acid, rosmarinic acid, magnesium and thymol
Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var botrytis) Mainly because it contains alpha-linolenic acid, caffeic acid, ferulic acid, magnesium and selenium. However, raw cauliflower is very rich in vitamin K, that is very necessary for blood clotting.
Green Tea: (Camellia sinensis) Mainly because of catechins, epicatechin, quercetin, rutin and magnesium.
Ginseng: (Panax spp.) Mainly becasue of its magnesium content.
Currant: (Ribes spp. ) Mainly because of magnesium, catechins and alpha-linoleic acid
Celery (Apium graveolens) Mainly because of its content in bergapten and rutin
Carrot: (Daucus carota) Mainly because of its content in bergapten, falcarindiol, magnesium, and selenium myristicin.
Liquorice: (Glyzyrrhiza glabra) Mainly because of its content in, iisoliquiritigenin, magnesium, eugenol and estragol,
Banana tree (Musa paradisiaca ) Mainly because of its content in alpha linoleic acid, tocopherol, magnesium and selenium.
Parsley: (Petroselinum crispum) Mainly because of its content in myristicin, magnesium and selenium.
Pineapple: (Carica papaya) Mainly because of its citric acid content.
Papaya: (Ananas comosus) Mainly because of its content in citric acid and papain.
More information on medicinal plants in the listing above.