Ayurvedic Medicine For High Cholesterol

Hypercholesterolemia is a disorder where there is a rise in total cholesterol level in the blood, resulting in high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) compared with high-density lipoprotein (HDL). Atherosclerosis causes LDL arteries (a slow and silent process) which finally lead to serious diseases such as myocardial infarction and stroke. 

In the limbs, hypercholesterolemia can cause ulcers, pain, and gangrene. Common reasons and risk factors to this condition include lack of exercise, a diet high in saturated fat and cholesterol, obesity, excessive alcohol consumption and smoking, kidney disorders, liver disorders and diabetes, family history of heart disease, and hereditary lipid disorder.

Ayurvedic Herbs for High Cholesterol

Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna): Arjuna is a coronary vasodilator that helps to maintain the health and tone to the heart muscle while protecting the heart and strengthening blood circulation. It is also useful in promoting healing after a heart attack and stop bleeding. The properties such as Arjunine, arjunetein and arjunetosides I, II, III, IV triterpine are glycosides that are contained within Arjuna. This was proven by some recent scientific studies. Arjuna tree is a great source of coenzyme Q10, as well, today it is very popular prescribed for prevent different heart disease.

Guggulu (Commiphora Mukul) : Guggulu  helps to reduce cholesterin levels by reducing LDL, while increasing HDL levels, or the so-called "good cholesterol." Cardiac ischemia atherosclerosis and psoriasis are precisely a few of the diseases for that Guggulu is advised. With the help of Guggulu, blood cholesterol can be reduced by up to 14 to 27 percent, and triglycerides can be reduced by up to 22 to 30 percent. It has been found that the effect of Guggulu has on blood cholesterol levels is similar to prescription drugs, as it is a natural plant extract, is a superior and safer.

Garlic (Allium sativum) : Garlic is a speculate remedy for the human heart. Throughout the aid of clinical trials, it has shown that fresh garlic and garlic supplements, along with diet is a statin drug that can do wonders for your cholesterol levels, and also avoid blood clots and destroy plaque. In a study for 12-week trial, it has been found that people with high blood pressure when given one clove garlic, their diastolic blood pressure and cholesterol levels were significantly reduced.

Diet Plan For High Cholesterol

1. Eat less food that contains high cholesterol and fat: This first tip is so obvious, is especially easy to understand. Note that there are two main types of fat - saturated and unsaturated the sum of what makes your fat intake. The best diets for cholesterol mean less total fat - both saturated and unsaturated Fat, as you know, is the richest source of calories and reducing fat intake will have a significant impact on your calorie intake too. 
Stay away from saturated fats like butter, whole milk, cheese and ice cream, and the fat poultry, fish and seafood. Avoid fried foods, as well as the oils used for frying (even "zero cholesterol" vegetable oils) are usually high in trans fats, which can clog arteries and lead to heart problems.

A perfect low-cholesterol diet is one that foods which are high in nutrients that are rich in fiber, such as vegetables and fruits. Remember also that literally fruits and vegetables contain no cholesterol.

2. Eat unsaturated fat food and avoid foods high in saturated fat: While foods with fats are generally not advised for cholesterol, but a certain amount of fat in the diet is still needed by the body to regulate working. Replace saturated fats with unsaturated fats found in sources such as fish (especially tuna, mackerel, herring and salmon), olive oil and canola oil. 

The foods those are rich in polyunsaturated fats, such as omega-3 fatty acids, acids, which are known to reduce levels of bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol. Soy products are also excellent substitutes for animal products. Soy contains high levels of polyunsaturated fats, along with vitamins and minerals, but contains very low levels of saturated fat.

3. Eat more foods rich in soluble fiber: Foods such as oat bran, oatmeal, apples, psyllium, pears and barley and other whole grains are rich in soluble fiber that can effectively reduce levels of bad cholesterol without affecting good cholesterol. Taking 5-10 grams of soluble fiber is enough to lower "bad" cholesterol levels by at least 5%.