Dandelion cure: be careful with blood thinners

If you take blood thinner medication regularly, you have to be careful with the dandelion cure

If you take blood-thinning medication, you should take a spring cure e.g. Doing away with "blood-purifying" plants and extracts from naturopathy or at least asking your doctor for advice, is currently recommended by the Siemens company health insurance company SBK.

For example, dandelions, sorrel or chives have a much higher vitamin K content than, for example, lettuce or cabbage, which the patient is usually warned of when they are overused. Dandelion, very popular with spring cures and tasty as a fresh salad, contains, for example, almost four times as much vitamin K as Brussels sprouts. Vitamin K plays an important role in blood clotting, the current medications displace vitamin K in the liver and thus reduce the blood's ability to clot.

This is important for patients with artificial heart valves, atrial fibrillation or already suffered thrombosis. However, the drug dose is adjusted to a constant supply of foods containing vitamin K. If the patient changes his eating habits, the dose must be readjusted. That is why doctors also advise those affected by fasting cures and unilateral diets and recommend a balanced, even diet. Under no circumstances should patients avoid vegetables and fruits.

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