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Medic for Clogged Arteries

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Clogged arteries refers to a condition in which deposits of fatty plaque within an artery leading to the heart or brain restricts blood flow. Due to this, the blood carrying oxygen and nutrients cannot reach different body organs and tissues, potentially causing huge damage and preventing organs from functioning properly.

This is a serious condition that is not easily detectable. The exact cause behind clogged arteries is still unclear. However, experts believe it starts with damage or injury to the inner layer of an artery.

Factors that may contribute to or worsen this problem include excessive smoking, a high-fat diet, lack of physical exercise, being overweight, having either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. It can also occur due to inflammation from diseases like arthritis, lupus or infections.


Clogged arteries in different parts of the body can lead to health problems like coronary artery disease, carotid artery disease, peripheral artery disease and even a heart attack or stroke.

Most often, clogged arteries do not cause any symptoms until the problem becomes severe. Symptoms may include chest pain (angina), shortness of breath, heart palpitations, weakness, dizziness, loss of appetite, anxiety, nausea and sweating.

Other symptoms related to clogged arteries in different types of artery disease are leg pain, cold feet, numbness on one side of your body, inability to move an arm or a leg, and loss of vision on one side only.

As clogged arteries develop slowly and progressively, timely diagnosis is very important. Modern drugs and treatments as well as home remedies can help prevent the condition from worsening and reduce the risk of a serious cardiovascular disease.


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Here are the top 10 home remedies for clogged arteries.

1. Garlic

Garlic is one of the best remedies for clogged arteries. It helps widen blood vessels and improve blood circulation.

According to a 2007 study done at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, garlic can help relax blood vessels by up to 72 percent more than a placebo. Moreover, garlic lowers bad cholesterol levels and reduces the risk of heart attacks or strokes.

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  • Add 3 chopped garlic cloves to a cup of milk and boil it. Allow it to cool and drink it daily before going to bed.
  • Also, include garlic in your cooking or take garlic supplements after consulting your doctor.

2. Turmeric

Turmeric is another spice that can help treat clogged arteries and make your heart healthy and more functional. Curcumin, the main component of turmeric, has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that help prevent blood platelets from forming clots.


Moreover, turmeric extracts can lower the level of low-density lipoproteins (LDL), or ‘bad’ cholesterol,to reduce buildup in the arteries. It can also relax blood vessels and reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke.

  • Add 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder and a little honey to a glass of warm milk. Drink it 1 or 2 times daily.
  • Take turmeric supplements. The usual recommended dosage is 400 to 600 mg 3 times daily. However, consult a doctor before taking any supplements.
  • Also, include turmeric powder in your cooking.

3. Cayenne Pepper

The compound capsaicin present in cayenne pepper prevents bad cholesterol, or LDL, oxidation. This in turn reduces bad cholesterol levels in the blood, which is one of the main reasons behind clogged arteries. It also improves blood circulation and reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.

  • Add ½ to1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper to a cup of hot water. Drink it 2 times daily for a few weeks.
  • You can also take cayenne supplements, but only after consulting your doctor.

4. Lemon

Lemon is high in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that helps improve blood pressure and reduce inflammation of the arteries. Plus, lemon helps lower blood cholesterol levels and keep arteries clear by preventing oxidative damage in the blood stream.

  • Mix the juice of 1 lemon in a glass of warm water, along with a little honey and black pepper powder. Drink it 1 or 2 times daily for a few weeks.
  • Alternatively, boil 1 tablespoon of lemon peels in 4 cups of water for 20 minutes. Strain and add honey. Drink 1 cup, 3 or 4 times daily for several weeks.

5. Ginger

Ginger is another effective remedy for clogged arteries. It contains compounds like gingerols and shogaols that have cardiovascular benefits. Ginger prevents plaque buildup or lessens existing plaque by lowering total cholesterol and blocking oxidation of LDL.

  • Drink 2 to 3 cups of ginger tea daily. Make the tea by adding 1 teaspoon of grated ginger to a cup of hot water. Let it steep for 5 minutes, strain and add a little honey.
  • Alternatively, eat a small piece of raw ginger on an empty stomach daily or take ginger capsules after consulting your doctor.

Note: Do not use ginger remedies if ginger causes gastric upset or heartburn, or you have gallbladder problems or gallstones.

6. Fenugreek Seeds

You can also use fenugreek seeds to treat clogged arteries. These seeds have saponins that can help reduce the level of the artery-clogging LDL cholesterol. Moreover, the high amount of fiber in fenugreek seeds plays a key role in reducing bad cholesterol levels.

  • Soak 1 teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in water overnight. The next morning, eat the soaked seeds along with the water on an empty stomach.
  • Another option is to add 1 teaspoon of fenugreek seeds to 1 cup of water. Boil it for 5 minutes, strain and add a little honey. Drink it 1 or 2 times daily.

Follow either of these remedies daily for several months.

Medic for Clogged Arteries was last modified: September 18th, 2017 by Top10HomeRemedies
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47 thoughts on “Medic for Clogged Arteries”

    1. Take a lemon and slice it into discs. Remove the seeds. Dip in honey and eat all of it rind, pith, and flesh. Yes it’s bitter but not as dramatic as dying.

      Look out for hydrogenated fats that are solids at room temperature. Shortening is one of them.
      In the winter the tiny arteries around your lungs cool down when you breath brisk air. The HD fats in your blood return to a solid and clog the arteries around your lungs. Kinda hard to get O2 into your blood that way.
      Lots of foods contain HD fats: anything fried, baked goods like cookies, most processed or fast foods (read the label).

      Cholesterol is a lipid . Your muscles burn lipids as a fuel when demands or loads are placed upon them.
      A healthy walk puts a serum load on your blood stream which then leaches the cholesterol deposits out of your arteries.

  1. Hello,
    //Do not use ginger remedies if ginger causes gastric upset or heartburn, or you have gallbladder problems or gallstones.//….I had gallbladder stones when I was getting sever abdomain pain I used to ginger juice , half lemmon juice with saindhav(salt) and was getting relief from pain within 10 minutes (even strog pain killer couldn’t gave that much good result….you can try (pl explain why not according to you)

  2. Inflammation is the root cause of clogged arteries. If your cholesterol is high, its most likely there is a lot of inflammation in your body. Your body produces cholesterol to heal itself. Treat the inflammation.

  3. I often include garlic or ginger in my diet. Regular exercises give my body strength and energy. Thank you for this worthwhile and very useful information.

  4. I had engioplasty in 2006 . Now i m quite fit pl let me know the best home remedies to prevent further any complications.

  5. I have chest pain started yesterday with numbness of left aram. I will just use turmeric drink. I hope my pain will go away. Thank you.

    1. You should see your cardiologist immediately as the remedy may not work fast enough to get you past the emergency. You need to have a cardiac catherization and possibly stent placement. Go to the emergency room if you have more pain. Do not delay as this can cause sudden cardiac arrest.

    2. If you are having chest pain and numbness in your left arm you need to seek medical attention immediately! While turmeric may be a great thing in your future plans, right now you need evaluation by a doctor. These are signs that your heart muscle is not receiving adequate blood supply and the longer you wait the more damage (tissue death) occurs. You sir may be having a heart attack! Trust me, I’m a nurse, and I’ve been involved in codes of people who thought their chest pain was something they could put off or take care of themselves.

  6. 1/2 teaspoon of Cayenne might be too strong for the average person start with a 1/4 teaspoon first as it can be very harsh for some people who are not used to hot peppers.

    Thank you.

  7. I have hypertension.last one month ,I eat fresh garlic with each meal.I felt,garlic is a magical remedy for me.

  8. there is about 1/3 of a cup of juice when squeezing a full lemon. That’s excessive to me for just one cup of water, and too much acidity is bad for the body. The body should be more alkaline than acidic, right?

    1. Lemon becomes alkaline when entering the body, only acidic thing you need to worry about is in the mouth, use a straw protect the teeth

    2. the best way to keep heart healthy, walk 45-50 minutes 5 days a week. take 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder in Luke warm water with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice add 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar organic with mother, also add 1/2 teaspoon of ginger juice, take this mixture twice a day. you may not have any heart trouble. in case of cooking oil use canola oil.

    1. Leah…you have blood pressure. If the bottom number is 90 and above you have high blood pressure. The top number clearly shows that you have high blood pressure. By now you should have seen a doctor. Be well.

  9. Grind, combine and bring to boil all these ingredient
    !) Fresh garlic, 2) Lemon Juice, 3) Ginger, 3) Cinnamon, 4) Honey, add water.
    One glass of this drink mixture per day for reducing heart problem and reducing clog arteries. You can also add “Sesame oil” and “Turmeric” to this mixture very effective.

  10. Hi mehran najafi

    how much of each should you bring to a boil, would like to try this, when is the best time to drink? can i use powder form of ginger, cinnamon, and turmeric?

    Thank You

  11. If you use turmeric sprinkle black pepper over it for best results.
    I blitz an apple; ginger powder, turmeric, cinnamon (from Sri Lanka, which is the best), juice of a whole lemon, sprinkle of black pepper and smaller sprinkle of cayenne pepper. Blitzed with pure water (not from the tap). If you like it sweet, warm it up and add raw honey.
    I take this every day and all of my bits and pieces still work and I am 77 years old.
    Good health everyone.

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