Ayurvedic Treatment of High Cholesterol Levels
Main focus of treating cholesterol is to prevent heart attacks. High cholesterol is now a universally accepted warning sign for millions of people. So what is Cholesterol actually?
Cholesterol is a fatty substance (lipid) produced 80% naturally by the liver and the rest comes from diet, found in the blood and which is essential for body to rebuild its cells and to make certain hormones and good health but it can become a problem when this is too much in the blood.
Dietary cholesterol is the cholesterol found in foods obtained from animal products like meat, cheese, poultry, or fish. High cholesterol levels in your blood are mainly caused by eating foods high in saturated fats and trans-fats.
Types of Cholesterol
Cholesterol is carried via bloodstream by attaching to certain proteins. The combination is called a lipoprotein.
The two main types of blood cholesterol are:
- Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) - Known as 'bad' cholesterol as it promotes the build-up of fatty deposits in the walls of arteries and increases risk of getting coronary heart disease
- High-density lipoprotein (HDL) - Known as 'good' cholesterol as it is helps to protect against coronary heart disease.
In healthy people, it is normal to have more of the 'bad' LDL cholesterol when compared to 'good' HDL cholesterol, but one should target to always maintain LDL cholesterol down and HDL cholesterol up.
Causes of Cholesterol Problems
Many factors define whether LDL cholesterol is high or low, including:
- Age (cholesterol levels increase with age)
- Alcohol consumption
- Diet high in saturated fats and cholesterol
- Inactive lifestyle
- Gender (men have higher cholesterol)
- Level of physical activity
- Weight- overweight
- Inherited genetic condition (familial hypercholesterolemia) in some cases.
- Certain medical conditions, like diabetes, hypothyroidism, liver disease, and kidney disease can raise cholesterol levels.
Risk Factors for Cholesterol Problems
- Smoking and Excess alcohol.
- A sedentary Lifestyle
- An unhealthy diet - including eating too much salt.
Ayurvedic View for Cholesterol Problems
As per Ayurveda perspective cholesterol isn't bad in and of itself, however, it may cause harmful effect when Ama is present in the body. Ama, are metabolic left-overs that get accumulated, like toxins in the fat tissue.
When excessive, accumulated Ama start spreading throughout the body, it gets mixed up with the dhatus (body tissues) and the malas (waste products). Once amavisha (dangerous type of ama) gets mixed in with the fat tissue, it damages the srotas, and this in turn leads to problems such as high cholesterol, heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure.
Symptoms of Cholesterol Problems
Mostly persons with high cholesterol don't have any symptoms, but chronic (long-term; several decades' worth) elevated levels can lead to serious problems affecting your heart and circulation etc. such as heart attack and stroke.
The first sign that of high cholesterol could be:
- Heart attack
- Pain on walking
Other symptoms may be like bumps in the skin, hands or feet, which are caused by deposits of extra cholesterol and other types of fat.
Herbal Remedies for High Cholesterol Levels
Planet Ayurveda provides best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Heart Care Pack for ayurvedic treatment of high cholesterol levels. These remedies are very helpful in reducing high cholesterol levels naturally. These herbal remedies are prepared from using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda. All these herbal remedies of Planet Ayurveda are 100 percent pure, natural and vegetarian. These are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives. These are safe to use as these are free from side effects.
- Arjuna Capsules - 1 Capsule twice daily with plain water, after meals.
- Arjun Tea - 1 Cup daily.
- Total Heart Support - 2 Capsules twice daily with plain water, after meals.
- Gotu Kola Capsules - 1 Capsule twice daily with plain water, after meals.
1. Arjuna Capsules
Planet Ayurveda's Arjuna Capsules contain 100% standardized extract of Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna). It has been found to be effective natural and pure herbal remedy for heart problems like blocked coronary arteries, high cholesterol, congestive heart failure and other heart problems. It is not only helpful in major heart problems but also for the metabolic diseases which lead to heart weakness and failure.
2. Arjun Tea
Arjun Tea is a nicotine/caffeine free herbal tea. It is an effective herbal remedy for ayurvedic treatment of bad cholesterol. It is a natural product consist of harmless herbs that are used in Ayurveda since ancient times. It's delicious taste makes it easy to consume. It is rich source of natural Anti-oxidants.
3. Total Heart Support
Total Heart Support is purely a herbal formulation without any chemicals added into it. Even the outer shell is transparent as we have not even used colored capsules because of the chemical used for coloring. The ingredients are frequently used in Ayurvedic system of medicine since 5,000 B.C. without any side effects. The capsules are very useful in high cholesterol, disturbed lipid profile and blocked coronary artereies.
4. Gotu Kola Capsules
Gotukola capsules are a single herb formulation which contains gotukola (Centella asiatica). It is a herbal formulation by Planet Ayurveda which is also known as Mandukaparni. Gotukola capsules help in pacification of tri dosha in the body. Gotukola capsules help in improving the overall heart condition as it helps in formation of free radicals which aids in degeneration of heart cells.
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