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Home Remedies for Cholesterol Level

Cholesterol is a yellowish, fatty substance, which is one of the essential ingredients of the body. Every person with high cholesterol level is vulnerable to stroke and heart attack. Cholesterol is generally measured in mgs per 100 ml of blood. It occurs with lipids in the bodies, known as the lipoproteins, which are mainly of two types – low density lipids (LDL) and high density lipids (HDL). The higher the ratio of LDL to cholesterol in the body; more is the risk of the damage of the arteries and chance of heart disorders. But, the presence of HDL in the body reduces the risk of cardiac disorders considerably. Increase in the cholesterol level in the body is known as Hypercholesterolaemia.

Causes of Hypercholesterolaemia:

  • Genetics
  • Excessive consumption of milk and dairy products like butter, ghee, ice cream, cheese.
  • Too much consumption of red meat, white flour, eggs
  • Stress
  • Irregular smoking and drug addiction

1. Garlic

  • Garlic has many medicinal properties.
  • It can cure various cardiac ailments effectively.
  • Consume 2 cloves of raw garlic daily in the morning empty stomach.
  • You are sure to get effective results.

2. Peepal (FICUSRELIGIOSA)

  • The leaves of the Peepal are used in the treatment of heart diseases.
  • A decoction can be made with these leaves with water.
  • Boil till one fourth remains to drink after straining.
  • Practice this home remedy for couple of days.
  • It is highly effective inclearing cholesterol and other toxins.

3. Arjun (TERMINALIA ARJUNA)

  • Arjun is wonderful herb for all heart problems.
  • It helps to improve blood circulation and prevent accumulation of toxins.
  • Take powder of Arjun bark powder in 500 quantity and have it with water twice daily after meal.
  • Or you can boil fresh bark of Arjun tree in 400 ml of water, drink when 100 ml remains.

4. Olive Oil

  • It is rich in antioxidants, which help to reduce the LDL and increase the HDL considerably.
  • One can use it for daily cooking.

5. Ashwagandha (WITHANIASOMNIFERA)

  • his is wonderful herb for heart.
  • Take 500 mg of Ashwagandha powder (you can get easily at your herbal store)...With glass of plain water daily 2 times.
  • This helps to dilate blood vessels and removes toxins out.

Flaxseed

Flaxseeds are tiny seeds that contain soluble fiber, lignans, and plant-based omega-3 fats. All of these components may have an effect on the health of arteries or the level of blood cholesterol.These nutty-flavored seeds can be used in cooking, baking, and smoothies, and their fiber content may help lower cholesterol. A study in Nutrition and Metabolism found that a flaxseed drink lowered total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol by 12 and 15 percent, respectively.Another study in the Journal of Nutrition found that taking milled flaxseed reduced LDL cholesterol by 15 percent in 1 month.Because flaxseeds are so small and have a hard outer shell, milled flaxseed is recommended over whole seeds. When the seeds are milled or ground, the body is better able to absorb the nutrients inside.

Important Tips

You can also adopt healthy lifestyle habits to help manage your blood cholesterol levels. For example:

  • Stop smoking.
  • Lose excess weight.
  • Exercise most days of the week.
  • Eat heart-healthy foods, including foods rich in soluble fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Limit your consumption of foods high in saturated fats. For example, substitute olive oil for butter.
  • Eliminate trans fats from your diet.
  • Drink alcohol in moderation.
  • Take steps to reduce stress.