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Home Remedies for High Cholesterol

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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.

Home Remedies for High Cholesterol was last modified: October 19th, 2018 by Top10HomeRemedies
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61 thoughts on “Home Remedies for High Cholesterol”

  1. This site is very helpful to protect disease without taking medicine.please post such kinds of disease -allergy, skin,sexual problem etc

  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 .

    1. 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

    2. 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.

    1. this site home remides its good for health pepple will know how to fit for health
      i always see home remides for health about cloestrol to cure thanks for avice

    1. YES. What eats you is more crucial than what you eat. I had a very high cholesterol and was under medication. I visited my kids – i had to, in fact- , had lots of fun and ate lots of ice creams. Coming back home, i was scared to check my cholesterol level but when i did, I just couldnt believe. It was the lowest in years ! Live life stressfree . Thats the best way to prevent any disease.

    2. Yes,try taking less stress because it can take your cholesterol level upto400 points .
      Which is a deadline can cause heart attack

  5. 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.

  6. 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… 🙂

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

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

    1. 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

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

  10. I would consider this site as . (dadi) grand mother, s site. …..informatic ,approachable, affordable, especially effective. ..Thanks

  11. 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 )

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

  13. 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.

  14. friends

    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

  15. 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….

  16. I am new to Georgia area my doctor office are constantly calling me in for blood work to check my cholesterol it’s becoming very annoying for the doctor office to keep making appointments to come in for more blood work I have never been a fan to a doctor office sitting for a long time so I am taking action thanks to your website my daughter has been telling me about these remedies for the last 2 years. I plan to follow through using some of these remedies I will let this website know about my cholesterol progress report My goal is take advice from this website and put it to good use sick and tired of the doctor office being in charge I am taking over. what a constellation to know valuable information like this. exist I am so excited to get started thanks everyone for the wonderful reply’s have a great day

  17. I am sufering from Herpes Zoster (Shingles) past one week .My doctor asked me to get Thyroid n sugar test done. I went for blood test package plan. Thyroid n Sugar level(fasting) were normal but to my shock my Cholesterol level has touched very high at 385. My doctor asked me to visit a physician who can prescribe medicine to lower it but I know that these pills will damage or affect other parts of body… Since two days I am taking two spoon of flaxseed powder with warm water early morning , having Patanjali’s multigrain dalia in lunch n dinner, one apple, Two walnuts n 4 almond,(soaked overnight) 8 raisins & the cup of water these are soaked in overnight . I’ll start with cinnamon powder also today only n lemon I sm adding to my dalia. Please tell me is it okay to lower my cholesterol or I should see a doctor..!! Or any other thing to be added in my diet…!! Please suggest.

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