Home Remedies for High Cholesterol

High cholesterol often is caused by unhealthy lifestyle choices like a diet high in saturated fats and lack of adequate physical activity.

Factors such as obesity, smoking, excessive drinking, aging (arteries tend to narrow with age), genetics, and certain underlying conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and kidney or liver disease also increase the risk of developing this problem.

Cholesterol is a fatty substance present in your blood that is needed for building and maintaining cell membranes, converting sunshine to vitamin D, and other important functions.

good vs bad cholesterol

However, a high level of cholesterol, also called hypercholesterolemia, is unhealthy and can lead to serious and even fatal health problems. Cholesterol tends to accumulate along artery walls and increases your risk of developing heart disease.

Usually, blood cholesterol levels should remain below 200 mg/dL (milligrams per deciliter of blood). It is considered borderline high when it is between 200 and 239 mg/dL, and when it increases to 240 or higher mg/dL it is regarded as high cholesterol.

Mostly, a test called lipoprotein profile is used to test the cholesterol levels in terms of total cholesterol (the sum of HDL, LDL and VLDL), HDL, LDL and triglycerides.

Of these, HDL, or high density lipoprotein, is considered good because it carries cholesterol to the liver where it can be broken down and reprocessed.

Although it is good for that reason, your body needs a certain amount of HDL to perform its function fully. Those with low levels of HDL are considered at higher risk of developing heart disease.

LDL, or low density lipoprotein, on the other hand, is considered bad. It is the cholesterol that tends to build up along the inner walls of the arteries and over time causes narrowing of these blood vessels.

high cholestrol home remedies

Here are the top 10 home remedies for high cholesterol.

1. Coriander Seeds

Research has shown that coriander helps lower the levels of total cholesterol, LDL (the ‘bad’ cholesterol), and triglycerides. Coriander seeds also have hypoglycemic effects and can be useful in diabetes management.

high cholestrol home remedy

  1. Add two teaspoons of coriander seed powder to one cup of water.
  2. Boil the mixture and then strain it.
  3. Drink this once or twice a day. You can add milk, sugar, and cardamom to it and use it as a replacement for your regular tea.

If you do not have coriander seed powder, then simply use coriander seeds or dry roast and grind them to make the powder.

2. Onions

Red onions are beneficial in dealing with high cholesterol. Scientists in Hong Kong found that they help reduce bad cholesterol and elevate good cholesterol levels. This, in turn, lowers the risk of developing heart disease.

  • Mix one teaspoon each of onion juice and honey. Drink it once daily.
  • Add one finely chopped onion and one-quarter teaspoon of pepper to one cup of buttermilk. Consume it on a regular basis.
  • Also include onion, ginger, and garlic in your diet.

3. Indian Gooseberry

Indian gooseberry, or amla, acts as a natural hypolipidemic agent, which means that it promotes the reduction of lipid concentrations in the serum. A study published in the International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences revealed that this fruit has antihyperlipidemic, anti-atherogenic, and hypolipidemic effects.

high cholestrol home remedy using Indian Gooseberry

  1. Mix one teaspoon of Indian gooseberry powder, or dried and powdered Indian gooseberries, in a glass of warm water.
  2. Drink it daily in the morning on an empty stomach.

4. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar helps lower your total cholesterol and triglyceride levels. In addition, it is a great home remedy for a number of ailments including acid reflux, high blood pressure, gout, upper respiratory infections, and others.

  1. Mix one teaspoon of organic apple cider vinegar in a glass of water.
  2. Drink this two or three times a day at least for a month.

You can gradually increase the amount of apple cider vinegar to two tablespoons per glass. If you do not like the taste of apple cider vinegar, you may mix it with fresh orange juice, apple juice, grape juice, or other fruit juices.

5. Orange Juice

Drinking three cups of fresh orange juice daily can be a great help in reducing blood cholesterol levels naturally because it is rich in vitamin C, folate, and flavonoids.

A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that drinking 750 mL of pure orange juice daily can increase HDL cholesterol and triglycerides, and decrease the LDL/HDL ratio in hypercholesterolemic patients.

Orange juice fortified with sterols is even better. Studies have shown that about 3 grams of phytosterols a day can help lower total cholesterol by up to 11% and LDL by up to 15%. So, drink two glasses of plant sterol-fortified orange juice per day.

6. Coconut Oil

Though counterintuitive, coconut oil is considered a beneficial home remedy for high cholesterol, even though it is a saturated fat. Coconut oil contains lauric acid that helps increase HDL (the ‘good’ cholesterol) and improve the LDL/HDL ratio.

Add moderate amounts of organic coconut oil to your diet. You can have one to two tablespoons of this oil daily. Do not use refined or processed coconut oil.




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  2. I was not aware of flax seeds benefits . I was surprise to see that it is available in India but people are not aware of health benefits of it . Flax seeds(Alasi in hindi) are also good source of Omega 3 acid and helps to reduce cholesterol . I tried flax seeds , aloe vera juice and 20-30 minutes of brisk walking to reduce cholesterol and it worked brilliantly for me . Taste of aloe vera juice not great to mentioned but roasted flaxseed were too much tasty and tempting .

    • yes i personally have tried flax seeds and they dropped my cholesterol count from 230 to 190 but along with this i did yogA for 2.5 hrs as well as brisk walks daily for at least 45 minutes

    • Flax is very good for us but rarely people know of it. This is very affordable and also can take its oil for more effect. Old people used to consume it as Laddu etc. Aloe Vera is known well now and care be taken that this is from Barbadensis only. If required, world’s best aloe Vera products can be obtained from me.

  3. This site is very helpful how to live fit and healthy please give me home remedies for pimple(acne)

  4. Be sure to buy your oatmeal organic and gluten and non GMO free , as well as all other products and chia seeds are better than flax seeds although,you may use both, alternately.

  5. It very useful information.


  6. DV SHANKAR RWO July 16, 2014, 6:34 am

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      i always see home remides for health about cloestrol to cure thanks for avice

  9. v nice points for good & healthy life.THANKS.

  10. Chai too is the best

  11. Does Stress causes High Cholesterol?

  12. The information given in d site is pretty useful. No need to go to the doctor. Invaluable information.

  13. This is very useful site and information seem to be authentic. Aloe Vera and flax are boon for us.if one needs more information and products, then contact me.

  14. Highly informative& useful. Thanks

  15. A very informative site!… Highly recommend it… I suggest FISH OIL as the most commonly used remedy. Only beware of those fish oils that are made mostly of water. Look for the labels with high EPA and DHA content… Also should be PCB-FREE and MERCURY-FREE. Just like the one I am using… :)

  16. Thanx for providing such important information.

  17. please write any remedys usesfull indian name[like-jira,lahsun ,adrak etc]this is very usefull for reduce chlostrol.

  18. Manzoor Moideen August 27, 2014, 4:17 am

    I have been told that swallowing 2 garlic cloves early morning will help, but not mentioned here in this page. Please advice

  19. What is Chia Seed, is it available in India and what is it called in Hindi

    • Very good knowledge and easy to use. Please tell me what is chia seeds and flax seeds.can you tell me the malayalam names for this so that I can get it from kerala bazar.thanx

  20. Really very useful tips
    Following and feel great

  21. Yes, Natural & Healthy this site is very helpful to all. I always refresh to read it. Home remidies are also helpful for everybody.

  22. great ! an informative health care,thank’s

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  24. arshad jairajpuri November 7, 2014, 10:03 am

    This site is realy very helpfull for poor people as modern medical treatments are very costly.to make it more effective for common people we should write hindi names(like adrak, lassan,limbo etc )

  25. Healthy site for healthy life…watch it…and enjoy…more..,helpful to all people’s…. Thanks

  26. Charlesetta Hudson December 12, 2014, 7:40 pm

    Thank you. That was some helpful information.

  27. b krishna moorthy December 13, 2014, 1:47 am

    This site is very useful and helpful to public. please continue to give good information to all types of diseases.

  28. Thanks for the information it is helpful, because taking too much tablets also makes sick with liver, thanks

  29. Very good information..
    Garlic uses also reduce cholesterol.

  30. I have also tried flax seeds. It is very useful.

  31. Indian foods contain these ingredients compulsory in the diet. Having such wonderful herbs in routine diet helps in resolving cholesterol issue.

  32. Rajeswara Rao G March 19, 2015, 6:07 pm

    Very useful tips for mankind. We can save lot of money and time instead wasting in nowadays hospitals. Thanks a lot. Good show and keep it up.

  33. This site is very good to know all health tips….for high cholostal some say you can have horse gram soup…

  34. thanks a lot for information

  35. vikas agrahari 09503925886 August 4, 2015, 9:03 am


    only best for reduce colestrol is diet follow and dedication of your schedul.

    i have colestrol problem but i follow this diet i am getting result in week.

    do regular yoga , eat garlic,tulsi.
    then honey and lemon with warm water

    in break fast

    oats .and apple


    roti,sabji.without oil

    at 4 o clock

    juice of lauki.or fruit


    oats paratha without oil

    and it works

  36. chaudhary nirbhay August 19, 2015, 4:26 pm

    Thanks for ths information. …I was really worried about my mother as she was suffering from bad foot pain cause of high colostrol only….will apply these all as much as we can…..thank u so much….a thumbsup for u brothers….

  37. Very Helpuful… Good remedies for High Cholesterol. Thank You

  38. Very good site

  39. Thank u for good information.
    I am aware of flax seeds but do not know these much health benefits of it .

  40. Facing sudden hearing loss in right & with high cholestrol, Sugar, Thyroid, etc.,


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