Manage Cholesterol with Ayurvedic Remedies

Cholesterol is a fatty acid, a part of circulating lipids in the body. Our body needs cholesterol to build cell membranes, vitamin D, hormones, and bile acids. we get from the diet and as well as produced within the body, mainly in the liver.

Cholesterol is not mentioned in the Ayurveda but Ayurvedic scriptures talk about Meda Dhatu (lipid tissue) and explain how to maintain a healthy quantity and quality of this fat tissue in our body. When Meda Dhatu is balanced, that helps to maintain balanced cholesterol subsequently.

According to Ayurveda, Digestive Fire or Balanced Pachaka Pitta is responsible for proper digestion, absorption of nutrients, and metabolic activities. Weak digestive fire produces Ama (Impurities), the undigested and impure part of fat we eat, becomes a part of our bloodstream, and causes cardiovascular problems. Ayurveda suggests several herbal remedies and lifestyle regimes to manage bad cholesterol and avoid heart diseases. mentioning a few of them below.

  • Mix 1 teaspoon each of honey and lime juice in a cup of hot water and take regularly in the morning. This helps in lowering cholesterol.
  • Take half a cup of onion juice daily. This is an effective home remedy for high cholesterol.
  • Take 1 teaspoon of fenugreek seeds with water daily to keep cholesterol under check.
  • Boil 2 tablespoon coriander seeds in 1 glass of water for 10 minutes. Filter the decoction and allow cooling. Take the decoction twice daily. This reduces cholesterol considerably.
  • Eat 3-4 cloves of garlic cholesterol in order to lower cholesterol.
  • Intake of guggulu extracts also helps in reducing cholesterol.
  • Take one tablespoon of honey regularly to prevent cholesterol levels from soaring.
  • Take 1 teaspoon of the oil extracted from Ishabgul seeds twice daily to do away with high cholesterol.
  • Mix giloye and black pepper powder and take 3 grams of the mixture daily. This is a useful high cholesterol remedy.
  • Consume lecithin rich food items like egg yolk, unpasteurized milk, soybeans, and wholegrain cereals. Lecithin does not allow plaque to settle on artery walls thereby checking high cholesterol complications.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Try to keep your body weight under check.
  • Quit smoking and drinking.


I am an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant. I use holistic techniques of Ayurveda from India to help individuals maintain a healthy life, eliminate impurities, reduce stress, and fight disease. Through observation techniques that focus on the interconnections between body, mind, and spirit.

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