The term hyperlipidemia refers an increase in cholesterol level in blood. The cholesterol is of two types such as low density lipoprotein (LDL) commonly known as bad cholesterol and high density lipoprotein (HDL). The main reason for the increase in the blood cholesterol level is due to eating habits. When we are taking more amount of oily food, the serum cholesterol will definitely exceeds the normal limits. In some cases heredity also a reason for the hyperlipidemia.
Gugul (Commifora Mukul)
Gugul will help to lower the blood fat level while raising the HDL. It is a good drug that plays an important role in the treatment of atherosclerosis, psoriasis and cardiac ischemia. It has been shown that the gugul can lower the blood cholesterol level by 14-27% and triglycerides by 22-30%. Gugul helps to improve lipid profile, reduces the triglycerides, decreases the LDL level and increases the HDL. It can prevent the progression of atherosclerosis and thus it helps to prevent stroke and cardiac failure. Gugul also helps to manage the obesity.
Garlic is a best drug for the heart, as clinical trials shows that the fresh garlic or garlic supplements may reduce the serum cholesterol level, prevents blood clots and destroys plaque. When patients with high serum cholesterol were given one clove of garlic per day for 12 weeks, there diastolic pressure and serum cholesterol level significantly reduced.
Avocado can lower the cholesterol levels in the body. Because of more fat content, avocado is advised to be consumed in very small portions. Avocado can be added to a salad as well as whole wheat toast to enjoy it in a healthier way.
Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna)
This is a coronary vasodilator. It helps to protect the heart and strengthens the circulation. It helps to maintain the tones and health of the heart muscles. It also prevents bleeding and promotes healing after heart failure. Bark of the Arjuna is found to be rich in co-enzyme Q-10 which highly prescribed in the cardiology treatment to prevent heart problems. It also helps the heart to avoid oxidative cholesterol and helps to lower the systolic blood pressure.