Other Foods Containing Salicylates
Salicylates, a natural plant-based chemical inhibit vitamin K. Vitamin K plays a major role in clotting blood, and the presence of salicylates in the body ensures thinner blood.
Many herbs, spices, and fruits rank among foods that thin blood owing to their high salicylate content. Apart from ginger, and turmeric, other such foods containing salicylates to thin the blood include cayenne pepper, raisins, grapes, dates, blueberries, cinnamon, paprika, licorice, and honey among others.
Garlic and Onions also have salicylates, and rank among the prominent foods that thin the blood, as does red wine.
Other foods with high level of salicylates, such as broccoli contain vitamin K that aid in clotting the blood.
Alcohol thins the blood, but its many other serious negative effects ensures that it does more harm than good. For instance, it increases the risk of strokes due to bleeding.