Cholesterol Reducing Medicinal Herbs
Cholesterol-Less Herbal Tonic Help
Hello Alan, the information you so kindly sent is greatly appreciated.
interestingly i have recently taken to eating ginger which i had no idea aided cholesterol problems [try poaching pears in water with a teaspoon of honey and some ginger – delish and i hope not too fattening]!
also, i almost always eat pineapple which i knew had good digestive properties but wasn’t aware of its benefits regarding chol-ester-rol [hey – it’s my middle name maybe that’s why i have it – no, only joking!.] going to buy some Lecithin [nb- lesser-thin] i say more thin
unfortunatly i love cheese, cream and butter. have cut down egg intake to 2-4 per week.
hasta la pronto. y gracias. esther, Bournemouth
Pistachios. I know almonds get a lot of attention for their heart-healthy properties, but pistachios pack a ton of benefits for our ticker, too. Plus, they are just plain good. A handful – about 45 kernels, to be exact – contains 14 grams of fat (90 percent of which is the good-for-you, unsaturated kind), 3 grams of fiber, and 6 grams of protein. I like eating pistachios plain, but have also seen them incorporated into trail mixes, salads, and baked goods.
Why is LDL cholesterol considered “bad”?
When too much LDL cholesterol circulates in the blood, it can slowly build up in the inner walls of the arteries that feed the heart and brain. Together with other substances it can form plaque, a thick, hard deposit that can clog those arteries. This condition is known as atherosclerosis. If a clot forms and blocks a narrowed artery, it can cause a heart attack or stroke. The levels of HDL cholesterol and LDL cholesterol in the blood are measured to evaluate the risk of having a heart attack. LDL cholesterol of less than 100 mg/dL is the optimal level. Less than 130 mg/dL is near optimal for most people. A high LDL level (more than 160 mg/dL or 130 mg/dL or above if you have two or more risk factors for cardiovascular disease) reflects an increased risk of heart disease. That’s why LDL cholesterol is often called “bad” cholesterol.
Why is HDL cholesterol considered “good”?
About one-third to one-fourth of blood cholesterol is carried by high-density lipoprotein (HDL). HDL cholesterol is known as the “good” cholesterol because a high level of it seems to protect against heart attack. (Low HDL cholesterol levels [less than 40 mg/dL] increase the risk for heart disease.) Medical experts think that HDL tends to carry cholesterol away from the arteries and back to the liver, where it’s passed from the body. Some experts believe that HDL removes excess cholesterol from plaque in arteries, thus slowing the buildup.
What is Lp(a) cholesterol?
Lp(a) is a genetic variation of plasma LDL. A high level of Lp(a) is an important risk factor for developing fatty deposits in arteries prematurely. The way an increased Lp(a) contributes to disease isn’t understood. The lesions in artery walls contain substances that may interact with Lp(a), leading to the buildup of fatty deposits.
The triglyceride connection
Triglyceride is a form of fat. It comes from food and is also made in your body. People with high triglycerides often have a high total cholesterol, a high LDL cholesterol and a low HDL cholesterol level. Many people with heart disease also have high triglyceride levels. People with diabetes or who are obese are also likely to have high triglycerides. Triglyceride levels of less than 150 mg/dL are normal; levels from 150–199 are borderline high. Levels that are borderline high or high (200–499 mg/dL) may need treatment in some people. Triglyceride levels of 500 mg/dL or above are very high. Doctors need to treat high triglycerides in people who also have high LDL cholesterol levels.
Cholesterol is found in cream, whole milk, cheese, butter, meat, eggs, bacon, etc.; avoid too much saturated fats (dairy products, shellfish, eggs and meat); also avoid hydrogenated fats (transfats) which are artificially produced and are similar to saturated fats (butter substitutes, biscuits, cakes). HDL is meant to help keep down the concentration of the LDL. Blood cholesterol should be less than 5.2mmol per litre. Regular exercise is at important as fruits, salads, vegetables and juices and herb teas and water.
Dear Alan, I’ve been waiting for result of recent blood test before writing. Glad to report that cholesterol level is 2.8. It hasn’t been that low for a number of years. Thanks for all your help. The Heart and Circulation tonic is clearly doing its work.
Onions and garlic counteract increased platelet aggregation. Garlic lowers total serum cholesterol and triglycerides significantly, while increasing HDL levels.
Ginger in the diet lowers cholesterol levels and platelet aggregation. In the latter it is better than garlic.
Alfalfa (grow it from seed in your kitchen) decreases cholesterol levels and has a shrinkage effect on atherosclerotic plaque.
Lecithin inceases the solubility of cholesterol, thereby decreasing its ability to induce atherosclerosis. Soya beans are a good source; probably the best way to take this is in granules (you can order tubs of granules from Herbactive Herbalist). A non-soya source is egg white; the best way to max your lecithin intake when you cook the egg is to cook the egg so that the yolk remains soft.
Pineapple with bromelain enzyme inhibits platelet aggregation, improves angina pain, reduces blood pressure and breaks down atherosclerotic plaque.
Flaxseed oil – 1-2 Tblsp a day.
Other useful herbs found to reduce cholesterol in general: harts tongue, hawthorn, safflower, tora cohosh, island moss, turmeric, buckwheat, asafoetida, yellow melilot, red sage root, prickly ash berry. All these and garlic and ginger are in your medicine.
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Our strong cholesterol herbal tonic medicines have helped a great number of patients lower their cholesterol and either reduce or avoid taking chemical drugs.
I cannot list the herbs due to the “claim” laws in UK for “unproven” herbal medicines (despite the 100s of years of use by 10s of thousands of people in many countries). But I’m happy to email to you the herb names that are in this specific herbal health tonic.
Drinking smoothies will also help your condition – find out more about smoothies
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