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CINNAMON, CARDAMOM & LIME - A REMEDY FOR HIGH CHOLESTEROL

Updated: May 8, 2023



High cholesterol is prolific in our modern world currently, and a condition I treat in the clinic often. As many of you are aware, cholesterol can be categorised into both "good" (HDL, high density lipoprotein) and "bad" (LDL, low density lipoprotein). In Ayurveda, the good HDL cholesterol is seen as important for optimum lubrication and nourishment of the various channels in the body. Ayurveda would agree with modern science that LDL cholesterol is what we need to be mindful of. However, in Ayurveda the treatment of cholesterol is about cleansing the liver and clearing the blocked channels of the body with targeted dietary recommendations, daily practices and at times, targeted herbal support given for a short time to aid the body in finding equilibrium.


According to Ayurveda, the root cause of high cholesterol in the blood is due to poor nutrition that has increases the Kapha dosha (i.e. fried,/fatty foods, excess sweets, excess dairy and eggs, meat, alcohol, fermented products and cold drinks etc.) The Kapha dosha is the vital energy in the body, which is responsible for regulating fluids including the blood (where bad cholesterol builds).


The Pitta dosha is also related to high cholesterol and is responsible for the metabolic and absorption process of digesting with Vata being effected by the hardening of the artery walls. In short, high cholesterol is a tri-doshic condition that needs intervention in re-balancing all five elements to the body.


The below remedy is a support you can take with a diagnosis of high cholesterol alongside your chosen treatment plan from your Ayurvedic Practitioner (please click here to make an appointment at The Sattva Centre) or chosen health care professional. The combination of cinnamon, cardamom and lime aids to purify the blood, rejuvenate the liver, clear the channels and restore a healthy metabolic function or Agni to the tissues being effected.



WHAT YOU WILL NEED


1 serve

  • 1 tsp of lime juice

  • A pinch of cinnamon powder

  • A pinch of cardamom powder



METHOD


  1. On the teaspoon of juice, add the powders and consume immediately.

  2. Take the remedy 1 x daily 10-20 minutes before breakfast on an empty stomach.




DISCLAIMER


The sole purpose of these articles is to provide information about the science of Ayurveda. If you have an acute or chronic health concern, please consult your chosen trained health care professional who can fully assess your needs and address them effectively. If you are seeking the medical advice of a qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner, contact The Sattva Centre directly - info@thesattvacentre.com

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