Probably the most important things to do in controlling one’s cholesterol is diet and exercise, before it gets too far out of control. The fact is it worked very well for me; however, in certain more extreme cases we can use herbal teas very safely and effectively. For persons with dangerous levels of cholesterol are advised to seek medical attention immediately.
One of the strongest natural remedies for high cholesterol is a combination of plants with cholesterol-lowering effects: Celandine, Birch and Artichokes. Besides its other important properties, such as choleretic (stimulates bile production by the liver), cholagogue (stimulates gallbladder contraction to promote bile flow), antispasmodic and analgesic, antibacterial and antiviral, Celandine has also cholesterol-lowering action.
- Birch Tea favors the elimination of cholesterol from the body.
- Artichokes (Cynara scolymus) lowers cholesterol and helps the liver. Artichoke tea stimulates the metabolism of cholesterol in the liver, stimulating cholesterol excretion through bile, lowering blood cholesterol levels and stimulating appetite.
- Plantain (Plantago) and Speedwell (Veronica officinalis) teas are also very good natural remedies for high cholesterol. Sometimes people with a healthy diet may have high cholesterol levels due to stress. Speedwell tea can help because it is a good sedative, indicated in depression, agitation, and nervous states. Drink for at least 1 month. Plantain decreases fat absorption in the intestine, thus preventing high cholesterol. The recipe for both teas is – Add 1 teaspoon of herb to one cup boiling water. Let steep for 5 minutes, then strain. Drink 2 cups of tea per day.
- Hawthorn (Crategus monogyna) lowers cholesterol and reduces fat deposits on artery walls. Take 3-4 tablespoons of dried hawthorn berries powdered per day, for 48 days, with a break of 7 days.
- Green or black tea prevents artery occlusion and prevents cholesterol deposition. Drink 3 cups of tea daily to reduce heart injury. Be careful though, not to exceed this dose, because, in excess, green or black tea may reduce iron absorption in the intestine, which could hurt anemic people and pregnant women.
Food and spices as natural remedies for high cholesterol
- Garlic cloves contain a sulfur compound called Allicin, responsible for the flavor, which significantly decreases cholesterol.
- Thyme reduces bad cholesterol (LDL) and reduce blood triglyceride levels, thereby preventing cardiovascular disease. Therefore, use thyme in food daily as a spice and, additionally, take 3g of powder daily for 6 weeks.
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- Mustard seeds, swallowed with water, will lower LDL. Take 1 teaspoon of mustard seeds 3 times daily, 30 minutes before meals. Put the seeds on your tongue and swallow them with water, without crushing them. After about 3 weeks cholesterol will reach normal levels, and after about 4 months blood lipids levels will also normalize.