Cholesterol is a steroid compound that occurs with the breakdown of fats. Because cholesterol participate in the creation of bile acid, hormones and the sex hormones of the adrenal gland, it is essential for the body.
Cholesterol is a necessary part of the body needs for normal functioning of cells.
While it is essential for life, cholesterol has a bad reputation because it is a major cause of heart disease. Any person who has high cholesterol in the body is considered a potential victim of a heart attack!!! Most of the cholesterol in the human blood is produced in the liver. But still about 20 to 30% of the cholesterol is coming from the food we eat.
Causes and Symptoms of high cholesterol
Hypercholesterolaemia or increased cholesterol is generally considered a hereditary disease. It is also caused due to intake of foods high in cholesterol or fried food and additionally eating dairy products like butter, ghee, sugar, white flour, spreads, pastries, cakes, biscuits, ice cream and cheese as well as non-vegetarian food: meat, milk, eggs and fish. Other causes of high cholesterol are smoking and alcohol intake. Stress can also play a major role of increased level of cholesterol in the blood.
Natural ways how to treat cholesterol
Natural treatment based on coriander seeds:
Regular consumption of extract of coriander seeds helps in lowering cholesterol. Coriander is an excellent diuretic and helps with stimulating the kidneys. This treatment is prepared by boiling two tablespoon of dried seeds in a glass of water, strain the mixture and let it cool down. This extract should be taken 3 times a day.
Natural treatment for high cholesterol based on watermelon seeds:
To prepare this remedy you should dry some watermelon seeds in the sun. Then roast them and crush them into a fine powder. Take 1 teaspoon of the powder and add it into a glass of water. Mix well. Drink this mixture once a day.
Natural remedy based on basil and margosa leaves you could prepare at home:
To prepare this remedy you should take 10-15 basil leaves and 10-15 margosa leaves. Mix and crush them into a paste. Add this paste into a glass of water, and mix well. Drink this on empty stomach once in the morning.
These cures are completely natural, based on the ancient Indian science of healing – Ayurveda. You can prepare them at home.
Also regular physical exercise plays a major role in lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol and increasing levels of protective HDL (good) cholesterol. It also promotes blood circulation and aids blood flow to every part of the body. Jogging or walking, swimming, bike ride, playing badminton are excellent forms of exercise.