High cholesterol is prolific in our modern world currently, and a condition we treat in the clinic often. As many of you are aware, cholesterol can be categorised into both "good" and "bad". In Ayurveda, the good cholesterol is seen as important for optimum lubrication and nourishment of the various channels in the body. Ayurveda would agree with modern science that the bad cholesterol is what we need to be mindful of. However, in Ayurveda the treatment of cholesterol is about cleansing and clearing the blocked channels of the body with targeted dietary recommendations, daily practices to remove the root cause 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, clear the channels and restore a healthy metabolic function or Agni to the tissues being effected,
Please take the remedy 1 x daily 10-20 minutes before breakfast on an empty stomach.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
1 teaspoon of lime juice
A pinch of cinnamon powder
A pinch of cardamom powder
On the teaspoon of juice, add the powders and consume immediately.
With love and light,