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Herbs to Lower the Cholesterol Levels Naturally

Swarali Jambhale
Cholesterol, neither high nor low is good for a human body. If the worry of increasing cholesterol levels is making you go on a diet and exercise, then some natural herbs may come to the aid to pillar your healthy cholesterol numbers!


Clinical studies have revealed that Amla, the powerhouse of antioxidants and minerals, interferes with the cholesterol absorption from foods.

It also ceases the action of the enzyme HMC-CoA reductase that plays a vital role in cholesterol formation. It reduces the total cholesterol level (TC), Low-density lipoprotein (LDL), Triglyceride Level (TG).

Holy Basil

Holy basil (also known as Tulsi) has the capability to disintegrate the built-up cholesterol in the arteries and free it into the blood stream and expel them as waste. It targets metabolic stress and has the efficacy to enhance the lipid profile due to which a rise in HDL (High-density lipoproteins) or good cholesterol is seen.
Pior Living Chyawanprash is the best superfood to consume holy basil and amla with 33 other nutritional ingredients in appropriate amounts! This nutritive jam is an all-in-one solution for monitoring the altering cholesterol levels and overall health of the body.


Hawthorn, has both its parts – the leaves and berries to serve for the health benefits of human body. With its antioxidant properties, it controls the levels of total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. Also hawthorn fruit extract may lower the cholesterol levels by increasing the bile excretion, thereby reducing the cholesterol formation.

Artichoke Leaf

Artichoke leaf has been used for a long time now. Clinical studies show that artichoke leaf extract impacts levels of “bad” LDL and total cholesterol in a healthy way. The findings of a research state that artichoke leaf extract might be one of the best herbs to maintain healthy levels of cholesterol.


Garlic is the most preferred purchase for high cholesterol levels. This specie of the onion genus appears to be dose-dependant. More the garlic you consume, lower the levels of cholesterol drop. Studies have also revealed that garlic lowers total cholesterol and triglyceride levels up to 20mg/dL in humans!


To everyone’s surprise, Oregano is the most effective, natural and unknown example amongst herbs that lower the cholesterol levels in the body. The herb extract - Oregano oil – with its main compounds: carvacrol, phenol and thymol are credited for lowering the levels of cholesterol.

Happy Health!

Though herbal treatments are the healthiest way to cure body ailments, one should not turn a blind eye towards medications prescribed by the doctor.

While on any medication, consuming herbs should strictly be done only under the guidance and consultation of a doctor because herbs in combination with any other drug may have adverse effects on the body.