Prevent Artery Plaque Build Up Using Natural Remedies

How to prevent artery plaque build up using natural remedies, includes Q and A with leading natural health experts.

| September/October 2004

Learn how to prevent artery plaque build up using natural remedies like herbs, supplements and a plant-based diet.

Read more about natural remedies for blood sugar levels: Controlling Blood Sugar Using Natural Remedies.

Prevent Artery Wall Plaque Build Up Using Natural Remedies

I would like to know what herbs or supplements to use to clean my artery walls of plaque. I am 49 and my cholesterol always has been slightly high. With my doctor’s guidance, I decided to go off the statin drug I have been taking for 10 years because of the negative side effects. Without the drug, my total cholesterol is 235.
Richmond, Rhode Island

Keville responds: Combining your herb and supplement regime with a low-fat diet rich in whole grains and vegetables is the place to start to clean your artery walls of plaque. Eating sufficient fiber helps your liver break down fats properly. Also, make sure your diet includes foods that are high in B vitamins, such as whole grains, to gain their protective effect on the heart.

You practically can eat your way to good health. Garlic (Allium sativum) is the best-known cholesterol-reducing herb. It is also the most widely studied. A review of 16 studies found garlic reduced cholesterol an average of 12 percent more than taking a placebo for one month. A good dose of fresh garlic is 10 to 20 grams (nearly a clove) daily. Other remedies you’ll find in your kitchen are turmeric (Curcuma longa), onions (Allium cepa) and cayenne (Capsicum annuum). Douse your food liberally with these herbs for a heart-healthy diet.

Science backs Ayurvedic medicine’s age-old suggestion of two other herbs that maintain low cholesterol. One of these, the Indian herb guggul (Commiphora mukul) was comparable in a study to the cholesterol-lowering drug clofibrate. Unlike the drug, guggul increased the good type of cholesterol, HDL. The raw herb occasionally causes a skin rash or diarrhea, but a derivative is sold as a tablet. A less common herb, but one that is available in some herb combinations, is garcinia (Garcinia cambogia). This small, yellow fruit mostly is advertised for weight loss, which is its traditional role in its native India. Studies show that it lowers cholesterol, also.

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