Symptoms, conditions and causes

What are the causes for nosebleeds?

Nosebleeds can give a lot of concern if you don’t know their cause and remedies. Consuming nutrients that support blood clotting can greatly help.

Cause #1: Low vitamin K1

Vitamin K1 is very important for your body. It has to do with blood clotting, and functions to stop you from bleeding. If you are deficient in K1, this can result in nosebleeds. Certain medications that have warfarin (chemical) can block vitamin K1.


  • Consume more vegetables (7 to 10 cups daily)

  • Consume purified bile salts

Cause #2: Sinus irritation

Having an allergy, virus or infection can cause irritation of certain membranes (cell layers) in the sinus. This can cause bleeding from the nose.


For infection:

  • consume more vitamin D

  • take natural vitamin C complex (not ascorbic acid)

  • consume black elderberry

  • consume garlic

  • consume clove

  • consume thyme

  • consume oregano oil

  • do intermittent fasting

For allergies:

  • consume more vitamin D

  • consume apple cider vinegar (1 to 2 teaspoons stirred into about a cup of water)

  • locate the source of the allergy and avoid it

Cause #3: Low platelets

Platelets are blood-clotters that flow through your blood. If you have a nutrient deficiency or some kind of liver disease, like cirrhosis or fatty liver, this condition can cause insufficient amounts of platelets to be produced by your body.


  • Consume more iron-rich foods

  • Take vitamin B12

  • Consume folate

  • Improve the condition of your liver

Other causes:

  • High blood pressure

  • Cocaine

  • Over-the-counter medications (like aspirin, Tylenol)

  • Warfarin, Coumadin (medications)

  • Sulfite-based preservatives (in wine, dried fruits etc.)

  • Cancer (very rarely)

Last updated: May 28, 2023 17:00 PM