Top Remedies to fight cholesterol

Bad cholesterol is harmful for the body and can cause various problems including heart diseases. It is important to reduce consumption of oily foods and eat the right diet to fight cholesterol. In addition, the below herbal remedies can reduce bad cholesterol levels in the body. All these herbal remedies are made using easily available ingredients but are extremely effective.

Remedies to fight cholesterol

Fennel seeds

Fennel seeds can be used to fight cholesterol effectively. Fennel seeds have high amounts of Vitamins C,A,,E and B complex. They also contain properties that can cure respiratory problems. In addition, the richness of dietary fibre and potassium in fennel seeds can help to fight cholesterol. Potassium widens blood vessels and can reduce the risk of heart diseases. This drink can reduce both cholesterol and blood pressure which makes it suitable for overall health. Fennel seeds are anti-emetic and purgative and it hence helps to keep cholesterol under control.

Recipe

See the link here to know how fennel seeds can be used to make a cholesterol fighting herbal drink.

Dosage

200 ml once a day half hour before food would be ideal.

Fennel to control cholesterol

5 Herbs drink

The 5 herbs used in this drink are turmeric, Holy basil (Tulsi), Ginger, garlic and curry leaves. Various studies have shown that curry leaves can lower level of Bad cholesterol in the body. They are also rich in calcium and iron making them good for overall health, skin and hair.the compound curcumin present in turmeric can reduce bad cholesterol and prevent its oxidation as well. In a 2008 study published in the Saudi Medical Journal, it was shown that ginger helped to reduce bad cholesterol levels in humans. Regular intake of ginger in daily recipes is also helpful in reducing cholesterol levels. Garlic has favourable effects on the body that includes lowering cholesterol, reducing unwanted fat in the body, improving heart health and cure for respiratory problems.

Recipe

This extract made using the five herbs specified above is explained step by step in this recipe.

Dosage

Consume 100 – 150 ml of this herbal drink to reduce bad cholesterol.

5 herb cholesterol

Coriander seeds

Coriander seeds have lot of health benefits that include reducing of blood sugar, better digestion, treating UTI (Urinary Tract Infections), regulating menstrual cycles and reducing blood pressure. They are also rich in Vitamins A, C, Potassium and dietary fiber. Various research studies show that coriander seeds can not only reduce bad cholesterol levels (LDL)  but can also increase the levels of good cholesterol (HDL). While leaves of coriander plant can also reduce cholesterol levels, seeds are most beneficial.

Recipe

Here is the recipe to make a healthy drink using coriander seeds.

Dosage

Drink 150 – 200 ml of the drink twice a day for good results. Continue at least for a month.

3C Herbal drink

Clove, cinnamon and cumin seeds, the three excellent spices can be used to reduce cholesterol levels. Cinnamon (Ceylon cinnamon is used) can reduce blood sugar, bad cholesterol and triglycerides. Cinnamon also has large amounts of calcium, dietary fiber, iron, magnesium, carbohydrates and potassium. Cloves are great for dental health. But apart from that, they improve digestion and can make you feel energetic. They contain copious amounts of calcium, iron and magnesium. Cumin seeds can improve digestion, can reduce blood pressure, cure acidity and heartburn, respiratory problems like asthma and bronchitis, and can cure various skin disorders. Together, these three spices can reduce LDL levels and improve good cholesterol.

Recipe

Read the recipe linked here to make this herbal drink.

Dosage

Consume 100 – 150 ml of this drink once everyday after food.

Cinnamon to reduce weight and cholesterol

Herbal milk

A herbal  milk made with a few commonly available spices can make for a wonderful health drink. The ingredients of this herbal preparation are milk, turmeric powder, garlic, water, and honey. Garlic has allicin,  a compound that can reduce bad cholesterol levels. Use diluted cow’s milk (Pasteurised or boiled) for this herbal preparation.

Recipe

The steps to make this herbal milk is shown in this recipe.

Dosage

Consume this drink once a day.

Garlic and turmeric milk to treat heart diseases

For any of the above remedies to show good results, we would suggest you to follow one remedy at least for 48 days. In addition, stick to a healthy green diet, oil free foods and moderate exercise.

Ramya Srinivasan, PDGBA, earned her Master’s degree in Business. As a result of her passion in native medicine, she got her Diploma in Traditional Siddha Medicine from Bharat Sevak Samaj registered under the Indian Planning Commission. She is certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.