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What is Cholesterol, Home Remedies for Cholesterol

Jul 4, 2008
Cholesterol is a soft, fat-like, waxy substance found in the bloodstream and in all your body's cells. It's normal to have cholesterol. Cholesterol is an important part of a healthy body because it's used for producing cell membranes and some hormones, and serves other needed bodily functions. But too much cholesterol in the blood is a major risk for coronary heart disease (which leads to heart attack) and for stroke. Hypercholesterolemia is the medical term for high levels of blood cholesterol.

Home Remedies for Cholesterol

Our bodies need cholesterol to:

Maintain healthy cell walls
Make hormones (the body's chemical messengers)
Make vitamin D
Make bile acids, which aid in fat digestion

Home remedies for cholesterol #1: Mix 1 tsp. of roasted chicory root.

1 tsp. of lime flowers.
1/2 tsp. of fenugreek seeds.
1/2 tsp. of ginger rhizome.
1 quart of water.

Boil all ingredients, let it cool, strain. Drink 2 cups a day.

Another useful remedy for cholesterol is sunflower seed. It contains useful chemicals like linoleic acid. This acid helps in decreasing the level of cholesterol around the blood capillaries and helps in normal blood circulation in the body. People are still using saturated fats, butter, etc., for cooking food. These unhealthy oils should strictly be replaced from sunflower oil.

Boil water in a small pan, add 8-12 medium cinnamon sticks, some honey and mix. Cook on low heat for 10 minutes, take of the heat and let it cool. Drink a few times a day to help with the cholesterol levels.

Coriander seeds are considered valuable in lowering blood cholesterol. They also aid in stimulating the kidneys. In 1 glass of water, add 2 tbsps of coriander seeds and bring to a boil. Let the decoction cool for some time and then strain. Drink this mixture two times in a day.

Garlic (Allium cepa) Garlic is very beneficial to people with cholesterol problems that affect the heart. Eating two to three cloves of garlic a day helps to reduce or even completely eliminate the harmful cholesterol in the blood. Garlic can disintegrate the blood cholesterol and hence free up the arteries.

You should drink 2 cups of ingredients in a day. Mix all ingredients and then boil. Ingredients such as include 1 tsp. of roasted chicory root, 1 tsp. of lime flowers, 1/2 tsp. of fenugreek seeds, 1/2 tsp. of ginger rhizome and 1 quart of water.

Grind equal amounts of watermelon seeds and khas khas and keep together. Take one teaspoonful with an empty stomach and one in the evening with water for lowering blood pressure. This can be taken 3-4 weeks according to the requirement.

Mix a teaspoon of powdered fenugreek seeds in a glass of water and take in the morning on an empty stomach for a month. This is an effective and useful Home Remedy for Cholesterol
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