Six Home Remedies to Clean the Artery Walls

The best way to enjoy good cardiovascular health is to adopt good lifestyle habits and avoid vices.
Six Home Remedies to Clean the Artery Walls
Maricela Jiménez López

Reviewed and approved by the doctor Maricela Jiménez López.

Written by Solimar Cedeño

Last update: 11 June, 2022

According to popular wisdom, some home remedies to clean the arterial walls can be included in a healthy lifestyle to improve health and prevent the development of various artery-related diseases.

Although there’s no scientific evidence that they “clean the artery walls”, there is evidence that their ingredients may provide some health benefits. Discover more below.

Why you need to take care of your arteries

If you consume polyunsaturated fats and lead a sedentary lifestyle, your arteries become clogged with cholesterol and blood clots. This can reduce the blood flow to your heart.

The consequences of this are progressive and slow. If left untreated, they can be fatal. Some diseases that can result from this condition are:

  • Angina pectoris.
  • Stroke.
  • Heart attack.

The good news is that, by eating healthy and maintaining other good lifestyle habits, it’s possible to have “clean” and healthy arteries. In this regard, popular wisdom indicates that some foods help clean the artery walls, as if they formed a pipe system.

Thus, their regular consumption could promote good blood flow, allowing oxygen, antioxidants, and nutrients to carry out their functions.

6 natural remedies to clean your artery walls

1. Consume garlic

A few garlic heads.
Vegetables contain phytochemicals that are associated with health and wellness. For example, garlic contains sulfur compounds like allicin.

Garlic is a food that experts state have many health properties. Among other things, consuming it every day could lower bad cholesterol (LDL) in the arteries and increase good cholesterol (HDL) levels.

To clean the artery walls, it’s recommended to eat a garlic clove on an empty stomach, as if it were a pill. You can also combine it with other medicinal foods to enhance its properties.


  • 1 garlic clove
  • The juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)


  1. Firstly, add the garlic and lemon juice to a cup of boiling water and let cool.
  2. Then, store in the refrigerator for three days, strain, and then refrigerate again.
  3. Take one tablespoon of this mixture before each meal for forty days, once a year.

You should also read: How to Keep Your Arteries Healthy

2. Apple recipes

Apple contains a fiber that helps reduce cholesterol, as well as flavonoids. Thus, it’s a very healthy food. Although it’s recommended to eat the fruit naturally, including the peel, to clean the artery walls, you can also do the following:

  • Blend two apples with the peel and three carrots until you get a homogeneous mixture.
  • Then, put it in the fridge and drink a glass on an empty stomach for seven days.
An apple carrot smoothiw.
To make your natural juice, you can use green, red, or yellow apples, whichever you prefer.

3. Pomegranate juice

Pomegranate is a fruit with many antioxidant properties and polyphenols. This is why it’s one of the best remedies to clean the artery walls and lower cholesterol.

To take advantage of its properties and improve circulation, according to popular beliefs, you could consume this fruit in its natural state or in juices for a week, preferably on an empty stomach.

You should also read: Artery Cleansing Juices and Teas

4. Turmeric to unclog arteries

Turmeric is a condiment that’s highly appreciated due to its flavor and healing properties. It’s said to stimulate the production of bile, which helps absorb and metabolize fats.

It’s also said that, due to its curcumin content, it helps lower blood cholesterol, preventing the possibility of strokes and arteriosclerosis. The best way to consume it is in its natural state, to season fish, vegetables, meats, and any type of food. You can also try the following recipe:


  • 1 cup of vegetable milk (250 ml)
  • ½ teaspoon of turmeric (7.5 g)
  • 1 tablespoon of honey (25 g)

Preparation and consumption

  1. Combine a cup of vegetable milk with a teaspoon of turmeric and a teaspoon of honey.
  2. Mix the ingredients well and drink once or twice a day after meals.

5. Eat fish twice a week

Include cold water fish in your diet, because they’re excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Consuming them helps lower cholesterol and keep your heart healthy.

We especially recommend sardines, anchovies, salmon, mackerel, and herring. Eating them with broccoli or chard will help improve your quality of life.

6. Ginger is a superfood for your heart

A cup of ginger powder.

Ginger is a root that’s widely used in Asian medicine and as a condiment.

Its distinctive flavor enhances your meals, so you can use it as a condiment to reap its healing properties. If you want to boost its effects, make ginger tea.


  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon of ginger (15 g)
  • 2 teaspoons of honey (15 g)

Preparation and consumption

  1. Firstly, heat the water along with the ginger root. Then, let it steep for a few minutes and add a teaspoon of honey.
  2. Drink before bedtime for a week.

Other things you should know

Finally, if you want to keep your heart healthy and clean, cholesterol-free, and unclogged arteries, avoid smoking and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Above all, eat healthy and practice any physical activity for at least half an hour every day.

All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.