Natural remedies for Cholesterol

Natural remedies for Cholesterol that are useful

By Veena Deo

The discussion in this article is about natural remedies that can be followed very easily by all people.

Cholesterol is a steroidal  alcohol, present in animal cells and body fluids, that regulates membrane fluidity, functions as a precursor molecule in various metabolic pathways, and as a constituent of LDL may cause atherosclerosis (clogging of arteries).

Causes of bad cholesterol include Obesity, excessive intake of alcohol, stress and strain, hereditary, eating fat rich food etc.

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Are there any symptoms? Absolutely not, it is a silent condition, does not give any early warnings. The plaque formed can damage and clog the arteries. The main problem which occurs due to increased cholesterol is Heart disease. To reduce cholesterol, dietary habits should be changed. Let us discuss about some natural remedies which are known to decrease bad cholesterol.

Natural remedies for Cholesterol that are helpful-

Drink Soya milk daily.

Barley is also beneficial.

Stop smoking.

Soak 2 teaspoonfuls of coriander seeds in a glass of water. Keep it overnight. Filter it early in the morning. Then drink it.

Coenzyme Q10 is noted to reduce total cholesterol serum level.

Take Carrot and Spinach juice daily.

Have Oatmeal regularly.

Eat garlic on an empty stomach early in the morning. Fibers from the outer skin of onion and garlic lowered total lipids, total cholesterol and glyceride levels of plasma and tissues in rats. If clove of garlic is not available take a Garlic Herbal Supplements. This is one of the best natural remedies for cholesterol help.

Eating Onions is also advisable. Continuous consumption of onion for 5 months (80g daily) decreased serum cholesterol below normal in healthy humans

Take a pinch of Turmeric powder with milk.  Curcumin lowers serum cholesterol and also acts as antioxidant and helps to lower blood sugar level. If powder of Turmeric is not available, take Turmeric Supplements.

Green tea is also effective to lower increased cholesterol. A study performed in Brazil where people were given green tea extract in capsule form resulted in 4.5% lowering of LDL cholesterol levels.

Krill Oil – Some studies show that it has a potential benefit in maintaining healthy cholesterol as it contains omega 3 fatty acids. It also contains antioxidant called astaxantuin.

Red rice yeast – It is made by fermenting a type of red yeast called Monascus purpureous over rice. Pregnant women, Children, Nursing women should not use this. It helps to lower increased cholesterol level.

Grape seed extract is also effective to lower increased cholesterol level. If the seed extract is not available, then the Herbal Supplement containing Grape seed extract as an ingredient should be taken.

Cynarine is a hydroxycinnamic acid and the biologically active constituent of Artichokes.  European scientists first documented cynarin’s ability to lower cholesterol in humans. Take an herbal supplement of extract of the leaf of Artichoke.

Eat Salmon which is rich in omega 3 fatty acids.

Take whole grain breads, whole wheat flour and brown rice.

Green Beans have an ample amount of soluble fiber that helps to control and to reduce high cholesterol levels.

I hope the above natural remedies for cholesterol will help all people that are trying to address this situation. In severe cases one should consult a healthcare adviser.

Dr. Veena Deo is an Ayurvedic Doctor in India. All the information provided and on supplements above and opinions expressed above are her own and should not be construed as medical advice. This information is provided for educational purposes only. For questions or to consult Dr. Veena Deo, please send an email to


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