10 herbs and spices to keep cholesterol in check

  • From amla to guggul, add these Ayurvedic herbs to manage your cholesterol levels effectively.
Published on Feb 18, 2022 08:23 PM IST
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High levels of bad cholesterol in your blood can put you at the risk of heart disease. Staying active and consuming diet free of saturated fats and rich in fibre can help you tackle the problem. There are also some Ayurvedic herbs that you can add to your diet for managing cholesterol effectively from amla, cumin to Yastimandhu. Dr Dixa Bhavsar suggests 1o herbs that can control your cholesterol levels effectively.(Pinterest)
Published on Feb 18, 2022 08:23 PM IST

High levels of bad cholesterol in your blood can put you at the risk of heart disease. Staying active and consuming diet free of saturated fats and rich in fibre can help you tackle the problem. There are also some Ayurvedic herbs that you can add to your diet for managing cholesterol effectively from amla, cumin to Yastimandhu. Dr Dixa Bhavsar suggests 1o herbs that can control your cholesterol levels effectively.(Pinterest)

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Amla: Eat amla to keep cholesterol levels in check. You can have it in form of juice or powder. It can even be consumed in the form of tablet or fruit.(HT file photo)
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Amla: Eat amla to keep cholesterol levels in check. You can have it in form of juice or powder. It can even be consumed in the form of tablet or fruit.(HT file photo)

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Cumin, coriander and fennel: Drink CCF tea to reap benefits of these herbs. Fennel and cumin can also be consumed as a mouth freshner or ayurvedic mukhwas (post meals).
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Cumin, coriander and fennel: Drink CCF tea to reap benefits of these herbs. Fennel and cumin can also be consumed as a mouth freshner or ayurvedic mukhwas (post meals).

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Garlic: One clove of garlic can be eaten on empty stomach to cut cholesterol. It also helps reduce BP along with cholesterol.(File photo)
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Garlic: One clove of garlic can be eaten on empty stomach to cut cholesterol. It also helps reduce BP along with cholesterol.(File photo)

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Lemon or vinegar: Have it in warm water either on empty stomach or one hour post meal.(Shutterstock)
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Lemon or vinegar: Have it in warm water either on empty stomach or one hour post meal.(Shutterstock)

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Fresh ginger: It can be grated in your herbal tea and consumed once or twice a day. Dry ginger powder can be had with honey in morning or can be boiled in water and consumed throughout the day.(Pixabay)
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Fresh ginger: It can be grated in your herbal tea and consumed once or twice a day. Dry ginger powder can be had with honey in morning or can be boiled in water and consumed throughout the day.(Pixabay)

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Arjun herb: It is best for heart. Its bark can be added to milk as arjun tea at bedtime or arjun chal can be had as a concotion in morning. Even arjun tablet can be consumed daily.
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Arjun herb: It is best for heart. Its bark can be added to milk as arjun tea at bedtime or arjun chal can be had as a concotion in morning. Even arjun tablet can be consumed daily.

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Guggul: It is a gum resin which helps melt fat and reduce triglycerides and cholesterol. It can be consumed as a single drug or in combination with other herbs like medohar guggulu triphala guggulu etc.
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Guggul: It is a gum resin which helps melt fat and reduce triglycerides and cholesterol. It can be consumed as a single drug or in combination with other herbs like medohar guggulu triphala guggulu etc.

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Trikatu: It is an ayurvedic formulation consisting of 3 herbs - Marich, Pippali and Shunthi(Shutterstock)
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Trikatu: It is an ayurvedic formulation consisting of 3 herbs - Marich, Pippali and Shunthi(Shutterstock)

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Triphala: It is a well known ayurvedic formulation made of Amalaki, haritaki and vibhitaki. Both triphala and trikatu can be consumed as powder or tablet with honey.
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Triphala: It is a well known ayurvedic formulation made of Amalaki, haritaki and vibhitaki. Both triphala and trikatu can be consumed as powder or tablet with honey.

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Yastimadhu (Mulethi/Licorice root): It can be consumed in the form of tea, concoction or churna.(Pixabay)
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Yastimadhu (Mulethi/Licorice root): It can be consumed in the form of tea, concoction or churna.(Pixabay)

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