Did you know that there are herbs to lower cholesterol, as well as low cholesterol food. One of the things that I find so wonderful about herbs is that they are there to help us gently take care of the problems which continually sneak up on us.
Some of these herbs are gentle nourishing herbs which, when taken regularly, will improve our health overall. Herbs that gradually improve our general body health are called "Alterative" herbs. They are wonderful herbs to know.
Other herbs which are pungent and spicy, as well as vasiodilators which dilate constricted blood vessels can help us with this quest of lowering cholesterol.
Some herbs to lower cholesterol are:
Garlic pills will also work. Garlic will reduce blood pressure. It also boosts your immune system and will help keep you from getting colds. This page on colds also gives some great ways to use garlic.
We won't mention that it also gets rid of friends. Just kidding.
So eat some chocolate, dark preferred, but remember that it is still full of calories and saturated fat, so don't undo the good by eating too much.
Make a standard cup of tea and add lemon and honey to sweeten.
Infused honey can also be made by filling a small jar half full of thinly sliced elecampane root, then fill the jar with honey, stirring a little to mix the elecampane root in, and leaving a little space at the top for expansion.
Turn it over or shake it a couple times a day for a few days. It needs to sit for 4 - 6 weeks, then store in a fridge without straining. You can even chew on the roots for a sort of throat losenge. Use the honey on toast or in teas.
It also improves metabolic processes in the heart including oxygenation and production of energy. Hawthorn strengthens artery walls.
Drink a cup of tea three times a day, or use 1/2-1 t. tincture 3x a day.
Take 1 cup of tea two or three times a day or 1/4 - 1 t. tincture two or three times a day.
It has high levels of magnesium. When used regularly it reduces blood cholesterol levels and tones the heart. It helps clear blood vessels while tightening and re-elasticizing veins.
This also makes it useful for hemorhoids and varicose veins.
It makes a wonderful infusion that makes every day more enjoyable. The infusion can be used in lemonade, soups, or anywhere water is used to add extra nutrients, or drink a cup or two every day.
Drink 1 to 3 cups of tea three times a day, or 1/8 to 1/2 t. of tincture two or three times a day.
Caution: Do not use while pregnant or nursing.
There are many other herbs to lower cholesterol and influence our heart health and well being. This is a list of some of the herbs that I have come to love, and if you use them you will find that not only will you lower your cholesterol levels, but your whole body will benefit.
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