Natural Remedies for High Cholesterol

Practitioner treatment is strongly recommended for this condition.

High cholesterol is one of the contributory factors to atherosclerosis, which is the formation of fatty deposits in blood vessels. If these obstruct a blood vessel they can cause a heart attack or a stroke, so keeping the cholesterol at optimal levels is desirable. You can do a lot by having a sensible diet (eating no sugar and having the ‘right’ fats in your diet), and including lots of garlic in your cooking -or even better eating it raw. Having fresh, raw vegetables in a salad every day as well as a selection of fruit can lower your cholesterol too. If these measures are not enough, I recommend that you see a herbalist, who will advise you on specific herbs and supplements to keep your cholesterol down.

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Treatment options

• Eat fresh garlic every day (see post 35 for more information about garlic preparations). For precautions see post 35. Adults: 1 clove a day, crushed and mixed with salad dressing or honey.

• Take garlic tablets (for precautions see post 35). Adults: the equivalent of 5g of the fresh plant in a dry form 1-2 times a day.

• Drink lime tree flower tea. Adults: 1-3 cups a day.

• Eat artichokes as often as you like, as this can lower your cholesterol level as well.

Children (2-16years old): adjust the adult dose downwards, depending on the age of the child – see post 6.

Natural Remedies for High Cholesterol

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