If you want to see what are the best herbs for hemorrhage and how to use them, continue reading this article. But first.
Some herbs act as natural blood thinners, but there are other herbs that stop internal bleeding and hemorrhages in different parts of the body. These herbs for hemorrhages are very powerful and should be used with care by those who suffer from blood clots, or thrombosis. Hemorrhages can be life-threatening, so we strongly recommend that you consult a medical doctor before trying any herbs for hemorrhages or other natural remedies for thrombocytopenia.
Internal Hemorrhage Symptoms
- brain, lung, and gastrointestinal hemorrhage
- varicose veins popping up in limbs
- rectal bleeding (blood in stool/melena)
- blood in urine
- nose bleeds
- gum bleeding
- unusually long and heavy menstruation more than once a month (even in menopausal women)
- easy bruising and petechiae
- wounds that won’t stop bleeding etc.
Hemorrhage can be a life-threatening condition, so we advise you to consult with a doctor if you have any signs of internal bleeding. Here are the top herbs for hemorrhage and how to use them.
10 Herbs that Stop Hemorrhages – Internal Bleeding
Horsetail is probably one of the best herbs for hemorrhage, and posthemorrhagic anemia, for preventing and treating bronchial and lung infections, strengthening bones and teeth, and also preventing and treating cardiovascular disease. It is traditionally used to stop heavy uterine bleeding, nose bleeds, hemorrhoid bleeding, and digestive hemorrhages caused by hyper acidic gastritis or ulcers. Here is how you can use it at home.
- Heavy menstruation – Have 2-3 teaspoons of powdered horsetail in case of emergency. If needed, continue taking 1-2 tsp of this powder a day, for the following 5 days. Horsetail powder is a very good adjunct in all types of internal bleeding (hemorrhages).
- Digestive hemorrhages – 1/2 or 1 teaspoon three or four times a day, in cures lasting up to three months. To treat acute conditions, such as hyperacid gastritis or digestive bleeding, you can take up to 6 teaspoons a day.
- Bleeding hemorrhoids – Soak four or six teaspoons of powder of crushed horsetail stalks in a cup of cold water overnight. Strain the tea and leave it aside. Separately make a tea using the plant left after straining. Scald it in another cup of hot water, then leave it to cool and strain. Finally, combine the cold maceration with the infusion, and use the tea externally for sitz baths to stop the bleeding and reduce inflammation.
- Nose bleeds – Add 1 tsp of sea salt to a cup of combined horsetail decoction (recipe above). Pull a little of this tea through the bleeding nostril (if both bleed, do one at a time). Usually, the nose bleed stops on the spot.
2. Nettle Juice
Fresh nettle juice is one of the most powerful natural medicines for hemorrhages. The reason is that fresh nettle is very rich in vitamin K, a vitamin known for its direct effect on the blood clotting process, and a massive intake of this vitamin helps stop internal and external hemorrhages. Dried nettle leaves do not have the same blood-clotting effect as fresh nettle leaves. On the contrary. A liter of combined infusion of nettle leaves drunk daily has a blood-thinning effect, being useful against thrombophlebitis and thrombosis in general.
To make use of this healing medicine, drink between 100 and 200 ml of fresh nettle juice before the main meals. This is a quick remedy for uterine bleeding as well as for nose bleeds and bleeding hemorrhoids, as nettle is one of the top herbs for hemorrhage. Fresh nettle juice is not recommended in case of thrombosis.
3. Blackberry Tea
(Rubus fruticosus L.)
Blackberry tea is one of the best herbs for hemorrhages, especially heavy menstruation, as well as menstrual cramps and irregular periods. Three to four cups of blackberry tea daily (that includes leaves and berries) can help stop heavy uterine bleeding and regulate menstruation. If you suffer from constipation, do not consume blackberry tea, but instead use the powder from dried blackberries and leaves, obtained with the help of an electric coffee grinder – 4 teaspoons a day. Raspberry leaves tea is also a great natural cure for hemorrhages related to uterine bleeding and is safe to drink even during pregnancy.
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Tormentil tincture or extract is one of the best herbal preparations for intestinal bleeding, related to Crohn’s or other chronic intestinal problems. You can find tormentil tincture in natural stores (see below) or you can make it at home as follows. Put a 2 cm (0.7 inch) layer of dried and minced tormentil herb in a small jar, then fill the rest of the jar with natural homemade brandy or vodka. The alcohol will start to turn red in color following the next day, this is normal.
Shake from time to time and leave to macerate in a cool and dark place for 2-3 weeks. Then the tincture is ready to use. Tormentil is one of the top herbs for hemorrhages.
5. Fir Resin
Fir resin tincture is one of the best remedies for hemorrhages caused by cystitis, cystitis, or other kidney infections. Fir resin tincture has scarring, anti-infective and anti-inflammatory properties, comparable to propolis tincture, but much better tolerated by the body.
If you cannot find fir resin tincture in stores, you can make it at home. Fir resin accumulates on the trunk of the fir tree where it was injured. You can easily collect it with the help of a small knife, and remove it from where the resin layer is thicker so you don’t hurt the tree. Store it in a glass jar until use (it has a storage life of 3-4 years).
To make the fir resin tincture at home, mix 200 ml of strong food-grade alcohol (80-90°) with 3-4 tsp of fir resin. Store in a seal-tight jar and leave for the next 3 days in a warmer place in the house. Shake it from time to time. Strain and pour the tincture into small seal-tight amber jars. Take a teaspoon of fir resin tincture dissolved in half a glass of water, 3 times a day., on an empty stomach, in cures of at least 14 days.
6. Purple Loosestrife
Powdered purple loosestrife is one of the most powerful herbs for hemorrhages, especially heavy menstruation, anal bleeding (caused by hemorrhoids), gastric hemorrhagia, as well as severe epistaxis (nose bleeding) and even bleeding gums. The dose is 1/2 teaspoon of this powder on an empty stomach, 2 times a day, depending on the severity of the uterine bleeding or gastric bleeding, or drink 2 cups of this tea daily. For heavy menstruation, this herb is even more effective when coupled with shepherd’s purse or lady’s mantle.
For anal bleeding caused by hemorrhoids, you can take baths with this herb, as follows.
Soak two handfuls of the plant in two liters of water, at room temperature, for 8-10 hours (morning to afternoon). Strain and set the macerate aside. Add the used plant to another two liters of boiling water and cover until it cools down, then strain the tea. Mix the two together and pour them into the bathwater at around 39-40°C / 102-104°F. Bathe for 10 to 15 minutes and then pad the area dry and rest in a very warm place for the next half hour.
For nose bleeds, sniff a little very fine purple loosestrife powder through the bleeding nostril. To stop gums from bleeding, crush the freshly picked stalks and immediately rub the gums with them for a few minutes so the juice is not lost. It has rapid vasoconstrictor effects that stop internal bleeding, making it one of the most powerful herbs for hemorrhages.
Padding purple loosestrife tincture on open wounds has an antiseptic and antihemorrhagic effect. This herb is not recommended for people who suffer from chronic constipation.
7. Wood Avens
Wood avens herb is known for its antihemorrhagic properties, especially when it comes to uterine bleeding (heavy or irregular menstruation) as well as internal bleeding of other types. For this, the powdered plant is the most potent, and to make the powder use a coffee grinder to turn the rhizome of the plant into a fine powder. On the first day, take a high dose of 2-3 teaspoons of wood avens powder, then continue with one teaspoon of powder four times a day for the following 3-4 days.
Wood avens herb reduces internal bleeding by slightly reducing the size of the blood vessels, helps fight anemia caused by heavy bleeding, maintains physical tone, and fights the body weakness that occurs after bleeding. This is one of the best herbs for hemorrhage.
8. White Bryony
(Bryonia alba L.)
White bryony was one of the ancient medicinal herbs highly praised by the Dacian tribes, the ancestors of Romanians today. They called this healing plant “Cinouboila” and used its root as a natural hemostatic to treat ulcerations and gangrene, and fresh root juice to fight viper bites and even phlegm. Hot herbal baths with this plant were used for menstrual cramps and to induce miscarriages.
From a chemical point of view, the plant contains a toxic alkaloid, called brionine, a bitter principle, called brionitine, starches, gum, oil, and resins. It has been found that this plant is a powerful purgative and a very good antihemorrhagic. It is used in the atony of the digestive tract. The berries of this plant are highly toxic, so we do recommend consulting a herbal doctor before using it. Only the root is used as an antihemorrhagic and you can find it here.
9. Hornbeam Bud Extract
This gemotherapy preparation is antispasmodic and scarring, with powerful antihemorrhagic properties, especially for the respiratory system and the liver (it heals damaged mucosa and soothes spasms). In addition to being antihemorrhagic (hemostatic), it also stimulates the production of platelets, decreasing, at the same time, the partial thromboplastin time (PTT). Alongside Tamarix young shoot extract, this medicine has good results in pathologies such as drug-induced, autoimmune, and hypersplenism thrombocytopenias, liver failure with hypergammaglobulinemia and thrombocythemia, anticoagulant intoxication, and hemorrhagic syndrome caused by anticoagulants. Use according to the prospect.
Hornbeam bud extract stimulates the upper respiratory tract immunity and is also used in treating spasmodic cough, spasmodic and chronic rhinopharyngitis, chronic sinusitis, tracheitis, tracheobronchitis, and pulmonary complications that can lead to internal bleeding. Above all, this is one of the best herbs for hemorrhages.
Although not a herb, we could not have missed medicinal clay from the herbs for hemorrhage list. The reason is that clay is one of the top natural cures for hemorrhage caused by enterocolitis and gastritis. Medicinal clay cure is recommended for those suffering from rectocolitis, ulcers, and other gastrointestinal issues that have affected the mucosas and have had episodes of internal bleeding (melena/bloody stool). Clay has anti-inflammatory, and disinfectant properties, and helps repair the linen of the digestive and intestinal tract.
The clay cure is performed over the course of 3 weeks, followed by 10 days of pause and it can be resumed if needed. The night before, add a tablespoon of medicinal clay to a glass of spring water or distilled water and stir. For the first two days, drink only the water and not the clay, which settles to the bottom of the glass. Starting with day 3, mix and consume the entire content of the glass. In the first week, drink one glass a day, in the morning, in the second week 2 glasses a day, morning and evening, and in the last week have 3 glasses a day, in the morning, at noon, and in the evening.
During the cure, we must reduce the amount of dietary oil and avoid fatty foods, ideally two weeks before the cure and during the treatment.
Foods that Prevent Hemorrhagia
Alongside the herbs for hemorrhages or medical treatment, diet is crucial. The diet of someone suffering from hemorrhage or prone to this should be exclusively vegetarian/vegan. Alcohol, coffee, and other stimulants, in general, are strictly forbidden. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and fresh or steamed vegetables, smoothies, and whole foods, and eat as simply as possible.
- Raw Potatoes Juice – Internal hemorrhagia (melena/bloody stool) caused by duodenal ulcers can be stopped with raw potato juice. You can drink this juice as follows: drink half a glass of freshly squeezed potato juice 3-4 times a day, half an hour before meals. Optional, you can add honey, carrot, or lemon juice to it to make it taste more pleasant. This is also a simple remedy for stomach pain.
- ACV – Drinking apple cider vinegar with water helps stop nose bleeds or hemorrhages. Externally, soak a piece of cotton in vinegar and put it inside the bleeding nostril until the hemorrhagia stops.
- Blueberries – These super berries have a healing action on
- Watermelon seeds – Grind 1 tablespoon of watermelon seeds and add 3 tablespoons of milk/vegetal milk. Mix well and consume 5-6 times, every hour. This is a simple home remedy for uterine hemorrhagia.
- Lemons – Food-grade lemon oil is one of the most effective remedies for many ailments, including gastric, intestinal, and renal hemorrhages as well as hemophilia.
If possible, avoid medication, especially anticoagulants, as well as herbs that prevent blood clots, because these herbs act as natural anticoagulants.
Garlic, ginger, aspirin, Vitamin K, anti-flu medication, and synthetic Vitamin E supplements should be avoided. Although they are very healthy foods, ginger and garlic make the blood even more fluid, hence encouraging internal bleeding. On the other hand, high doses of aspirin weaken the blood vessels and can even cause death by internal bleeding. Go for natural substitutes for aspirin from plants that naturally contain salicylates (the active principle in aspirin) and have the same effects, but none of its side effects. Natural sources of aspirin are poplar buds (Populus sp.), willow bark (Salix sp.), jasmine grass (Jasminum officinale), and aerial parts of meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria).
Vitamin K naturally found in dark leafy greens is also known for its blood fluidizing properties, and is not recommended in case of internal bleeding. Recent studies have shown that anti-flu medication is prone to favor hemorrhage inside the body, while synthetic Vitamin E supplements have the exact opposite effects of natural Vitamin E supplements, which do not interfere with the blood composition. Opt for natural sources of Vitamin E from supplements or whole foods and instead of taking anti-flu meds, opt for natural antibiotics and antivirals. Much health to you all! 💚