The condition of high cholesterol levels in the body is a frequently seen condition nowadays. It is an inherited condition and usually passes from generation to generation. The hereditary high cholesterol is one of the most frequent occurring hereditary diseases. If only one parent has hereditary high cholesterol, there is a 50 percent chance of the child also getting it. The incidence of occurrence is equal among men and women.
The incidence rate can be explained as if both the parents have inherited high cholesterol, there is a 25 percent chance that their child will also inherit the disease from both. The condition is known as homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH). This is a rare disease.
WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS FOR HIGH CHOLESTEROL IN THE BODY?
Hereditary high cholesterol is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. The risk factors are:
- Physical activity degree of cholesterol increase other inherited factors
- The increased cholesterol levels in the blood leads to increased risk for cardiovascular disease.
- Women with inherited high cholesterol are affected approximately 10 to 15 years later than men.
- In early years of detection and appropriate management, the increased risk is significantly reduced
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE BODY DUE TO HIGH CHOLESTEROL?
The LDL receptors are important to remove the bad LDL cholesterol from the blood. In case of familial hypercholesterolemia, the patient would have about only 50 percent of the number of active receptors one would normally have. Therefore he or she lacks a mechanism to remove LDL – cholesterol, so that the level in the blood becomes too high. This means that cholesterol can form deposits inside the arteries.
This can lead to circulatory failure in a body, especially if there is a clot around the deposits. If this happens in the heart may result in heart attack and if it happens in the brain may result in stroke.
HOW CAN AYURVEDA HELP IN CASE OF HIGH CHOLESTEROL?
Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system of medicine that makes use of herbs existing in the nature and formulates herbal remedies using the inherent power present in these herbs. We in Ayurveda believe that herbal remedies bring to you the richness of the herbs in a natural, unadulterated form. These combinations help improve immunity and provide strength, endurance and will.
Ayurveda uses the inherent power of natural herbs to bring about wonderful results on the human body. The herbs are natural and 100% safe. Ayurveda helps to naturally enhance the body functioning in an herbal way. The ayurvedic herbs for high cholesterol help lower the cholesterol levels in the body in a natural way. It helps prevent artery blockage and resume a normal healthy life. The herbs for high cholesterol help improve the heart conditions and strengthen the heart in a natural way.
HERBS IN AYURVEDA FOR FRIGIDITY IN HIGH CHOLESTEROL
BACOPA MONNIERI (BRAHMI)
The Brahmi herb is famous for its magnificent properties. It is a wonderful tranquilizer. It increases the brain functioning. A few of its astonishing effects have been proved on conditions like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. It is used by physicians for stress, post-natal depression, anxiety, ADD and epilepsy. Owing to its vast sphere of actions, it is a major constituent of a variety of products like health tonics, memory tonics, etc. Stress, anxiety, menstrual disturbances, hair loss and fatigue are a few conditions where the herb has shown positive effects. Another wonderful action of the herb is on the nervous system wherein it works to increase the coordination between the nervous system components thereby increasing the brain functioning. It is therefore used as a brain tonic. For its action on controlling the anxiety of the nervous system the Ayurvedic herb is used as a tranquilizer. The actions of the Brahmi herb over the brain area make it a wonderful tonic to help enhance the mental capabilities of the individual. It affects both the short and the long-term memory. It promotes a relaxed state of mind and nerves, spreading calmness. It takes care of the tension caused headaches, feeling of anxiety and depression. The herbal product is highly recommended for people suffering from ADD as it helps them analyze clearly. Brahmi is used in Total support capsules.
WITHANIA SOMNIFERA (ASHWAGANDHA)
The ancient Ayurvedic herb Ashwagandha is a multiple benefit herb. It has beneficial effects on human body in a natural way. Ashwagandha helps in cases stress, memory loss and many more chronic ailments. A look at these disorders tells us that they are all related to our life style. The increase in stress and manifold decrease in a healthy diet and lifestyle leads to stress induced disorders including many neurological disorders. People usually complain of stress, fatigue, memory and bodily weakness. Most of us face issues of low stamina and endurance power.
Ashwagandha herb plays a vital role in such cases. It is a great antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to promote overall well-being of the body and nourishes it with strength and immunity. Apart from these, the herbal product has potential powers to nourish the brain to make the functioning of the brain quicker and sharper. It has dynamic results on the male sexual system as it facilitates quicker and longer lasting erections. Ashwagandha herb is an indispensable part of many of our formulations owing to its benefits. Total heart support is prepared using Ashwagandha.
CONVOLVULUS PLURICAULIS (SHANKHPUSHPI)
A common Indian drug used by parents to help increase their child’s memory, retention power and concentration. This herb has the potential to increase the retention power as well as increase the remembering capacity of the brain. It works miraculously to relieve stress and anxiety. Physicians use it to relieve nervous disorders, mental disorders, problem of insomnia and fatigue-both mental and physical. It is used to prepare Total heart support capsules.
TERMINALIA ARJUNA (ARJUNA)
The herbs of Arjuna have been used since ancient times for its magnificent properties. It has special remedial action on the heart as it tones the cardiac muscle and thereby protects it. It does so by strengthening the cardiac muscles. People from the ancient times have been using this ayurvedic herb in its raw form for health benefits. Heart troubles like ischemia, myocardial infarction can be protected by using Arjuna. Another wonderful action it has is over the cholesterol levels in the blood. The herbal product decreases the harmful LDL levels and maintains the HDL level in the blood. Co-enzyme Q-10 that is commonly prescribed for heart problems is actively found in herbal Arjuna. It helps to meet the energy requirements of the heart. In mature adults intake of Arjuna can supplement the naturally lowered Co-Q 10 levels. Arjuna takes care of blood pressure levels by strengthening and toning heart muscles thereby increasing the stamina and immunity of the heart. It is used in Arjuna capsules, Total heart support and Arjuna tea pack.
CINNAMOMUM ZEYLANICA (DALCHINI)
It is also a common spice used in Indian cooking. It shows properties which act against the pathogenic microbes present in the respiratory tract. Cough related problems can be eliminated effectively by using this herb. It helps in expelling excess mucus from the lungs and respiratory tract. Breathing difficulties like cough, cold and bronchitis show positive results with this herb. Cinnamon leaves can be boiled and the decoction can be used to relieve flatulence. It improves memory and complexion. A pinch of cinnamon powder should be mixed with honey and consumed regularly for better results. It acts as a mouth freshener. A paste of cinnamon powder can be mixed with few drops of lime juice and applied on acne and pimples. It forms an integral part of Indian Ayurvedic system since ages. It soothes cough and cold related symptoms. The herb is used in Arjuna tea pack.
COMMIPHORA GUGGUL (GUGGULIPID)
Guggulipid has excellent blood purifying properties. The herb has lipid- regulating properties and is useful in many heath conditions. Guggulipid has proved its versatility in several conditions. The Ancient ayurvedic herb is mainly known for its effects on the maintenance of cholesterol and triglycerides. It has cholesterol and triglyceride-controlling actions. The regular and prolonged intake of Guggulipid herbal capsules has shown remarkable results in the reduction of cholesterol and triglyceride levels. The effect it has on cholesterol and triglyceride levels indirectly protects the heart from atherosclerosis. As it helps with reduction of cholesterol and triglycerides, it also prevents atherosclerosis to a significant degree. The herb also boosts the levels of HDL cholesterol. The herb also has been proved to have antioxidant properties. This property of the Guggulipid ayurvedic herb helps to prevent the oxidization of cholesterol and therefore control the subsequent hardening of the arteries. We prepare Guggulipid capsules using Guggulipid.