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Cholesterol Herbal Remedies

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High Cholesterol Herbs

Cholesterol natural herbs can control your blood cholesterol level. Additionally, it is good for small intestine, liver, heart and kidney, which may be responsible for its cause or affected in the long run.

9 Useful Herbs for High Cholesterol

1.     Cinnamon for high cholesterol - Cinnamon (Coriandrum sativum) has a historical use as a spice and as medicine. Cinnamon is the brown bark of a cinnamon tree. Traditionally, it is in use to control blood sugar and high cholesterol levels and may also relieve digestive problems or improve your appetite. Its bioactive compound works similar to statins (cholesterol-lowering drug) in lowering cholesterol level with no/low side effects. For more details visit Cinnamon Cholesterol.

2.    Arjuna lower high cholesterol - Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna) is an herbal remedy for heart ailments; it can lessen the effects of stress and nervous conditions. Arjuna improves cardiac functioning and regulates blood pressure. It improves circulation of blood to the heart and tones the heart.  It inhibits absorption of lipids in the blood, thus reduce cholesterol levels in the blood. It is a mild diuretic so that it can help lower hypertension. Arjuna lessens the ability of the blood to clot so that it can prevent stroke and heart attack. For more details visit Arjuna Reduce Cholesterol

3.    Coriander reduce high cholesterol - Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) is a cholesterol lowering herbal, which is a diuretic in nature that makes the kidneys perform their roles of excretion better. Therefore, the kidneys flush out the excess unneeded cholesterol from the body. For more details visit Coriander Lower Cholesterol

4.    Holy basil for high cholesterol - Holy basil (Ocimum sanctum) is a plant native to India and is in use traditionally in Ayurvedic medicine as an “adaptogen.” Adaptogen means increased body's resistance against physical, chemical or environmental stressors. Tulsi can dissolve cholesterol build-up in the arteries and releases it into the bloodstream and then kidneys expel them as waste. For more details visit Holy Basil Cholesterol

5.    Red yeast rice lower high cholesterol - Red yeast rice is in use for centuries in China, both as food and as a medicinal product. It is producing from red-rice by fermenting it with a yeast called Monascus purpureus. Its therapeutic uses are to promote blood circulation and as a digestive stimulant. Research shows, red yeast rice inhibits to produce cholesterol, by stopping an enzyme in the liver. For more details visit Red Yeast Rice Cholesterol

6.    Fenugreek seed reduce cholesterol - Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) seeds are hard, yellowish-brown, angular and with a side of about three millimeters. Fenugreek is native to India and southern Europe. Fenugreek’s steroidal saponins are capable of inhibiting cholesterol absorption and synthesis. Trials have shown that fenugreek lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. For more details visit Fenugreek Cholesterol

7.    Licorice as cholesterol herb - Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) or licorice plant is a legume, native to southern Europe and parts of Asia. Its root extract has a sweet flavor. It boosts overall health; licorice root promotes normal heart rhythm, thus good for heart health and improves hormonal balance in women. For more details visit Licorice Cholesterol

8.    Hawthorn herb for cholesterol - Hawthorn (Crataegus species) is a berry-like fruit of trees from the species of Crataegus, which has documented as food in China as early as the seventh millennium before Christ. Hawthorn is in use for the treatment of heart disease as far back as the 1st century. It dilates blood vessels, relaxes, antioxidant and reduces angina symptoms. It is useful to treat angina, coronary artery disease, mild congestive heart, and irregular heartbeat. It restores normal blood pressure so effective for both low and high blood pressure patients. For more details visit Hawthorn Cholesterol

9.    Alfalfa as cholesterol herb - Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) is a medicinal herb, a perennial flowering plant. People use Alfalfa’s leaves, sprouts, and seeds to make medicine. The saponins in alfalfa are appearing to decrease cholesterol (and not triglycerides) levels by binding with cholesterol and prevent its normal absorption. It helps in clearing arteries congested with cholesterol. For more details visit Alfalfa Cholesterol

How do cholesterol herbs lower lipid?

Synthetic oral antilipidemic agents exert their effects by various mechanisms. These chemical agents have certain adverse effects and lack of action in a large segment of patients. Additionally, these oral agents have adverse effects such as bloating, flatulence, diarrhea and abdominal discomfort.

Alternatively, various plants provide hypolipidemic property and widely used in traditional systems. Several medicinal plants have investigated for their use in cholesterol patients. These plants may help delay high cholesterol complications.

Various herbs for cholesterol works differently in blood cholesterol control;

  • Limit the cholesterol synthesis by the body,
  • Reduce the absorption of cholesterol by the body,
  • Improves the liver function and expels unwanted excess lipid as waste.
  • Improves the role of the kidney, thus lower cholesterol level by removing excess cholesterol.
  • Break down the blood cholesterol deposits and free up the arteries, and then the kidneys remove them.
  • Act as an antioxidant and help the blood vessels to regain or preserve the elasticity of the blood vessels.

Are Herbal remedies safe?

Remember that herbal remedies are medicines (containing bioactive chemicals), so may have some side effects. It may also interact with other medicines you are taking. It is best to get advice from (registered) herbal practitioners before taking it if the treatment is for pregnant women, breastfeeding mother, child, or older people.

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