Herbs for cholesterol
Nature always offers solutions to the problems that arise in our health, as long as we know it and accept the good herbs offer us with respect and moderation. Cholesterol is another problem that is affecting more and more people today. Stress, a fast and unhealthy diet, and even an inherited predisposition are factors that promote the development of cholesterol.
Cholesterol, when not regulated to normal levels, causes atherosclerosis, increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
In nature, there are many herbs that protect against the risk of cardiovascular disease by regulating blood cholesterol.
The main ones are listed below.
One known for the beneficial properties, is wine. Regulates cholesterol levels, lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) and increases good (HDL) in the blood. It also protects the heart from cardiovascular disease. Almonds affect cholesterol in much the same way. Ten almonds a day, protect the heart, lower cholesterol and have a strong anti-cancer effect due to the vitamin E they contain in high levels.
Wild artichoke as well as thistle, which have similar properties, reduce total cholesterol, protecting the heart. At the same time, they are very good detoxifiers for the body, mainly for vital organs such as the liver and pancreas.
Known for its use in cooking, garlic lowers cholesterol while also lowering blood pressure, which makes it one of the best foods. It acts against hypertension and allows the dilation of blood vessels.
Wild olive oil regulates cholesterol levels and prevents atherosclerosis. Walnuts are beneficial for the proper functioning of the cardiovascular system, protecting them from atherosclerosis.
Two herbs with similar properties regarding the regulation of cholesterol, are ribwort plantain and maidenhair fern. They protect against hypertension and regulate blood cholesterol. One of the most beneficial herbs in our nature is dandelion. It keeps cholesterol at low levels and helps in the metabolism of sugars and fats, thus helping to reduce cholesterol and stimulate bile secretions.
Hibiscus, a plant we know as an ornamental, is beneficial for the cardiovascular system, helps in better metabolism of lipids and proteins and lowers blood cholesterol levels. Common speedwell is also a plant that helps lower blood cholesterol.
Natural bee pollen lowers blood cholesterol levels and additionally protects against atherosclerosis. Hawthorn has similar effects on the body, which lowers cholesterol, improves blood flow and lowers blood pressure. In addition to its beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system, it is considered a very powerful antioxidant.
Kozani crocus, also known as saffron, is particularly beneficial for the cardiovascular system. Reduces high blood pressure as well as blood cholesterol. At the same time, it stimulates blood circulation and has a strong anticoagulant effect.
To control blood cholesterol, we should not skip the annual checkups, so that we are able to know the course of our health over time. When we observe an increase in blood cholesterol, it means that drastic changes must be made in our diet and in our way of life. It is important to reduce fats from our daily diet, increase the consumption of vegetables and include exercise in our daily lives. For smokers, smoking cessation is considered necessary to lower cholesterol.