• Sometimes genetic factors are responsible.
  • Excessive alcohol consumption, lack of exercise and daily smoking also contribute.
  • Meats, chocolate, dairy products, baked goods, fried and processed food also increase the cholesterol levels since they contain a high level of saturated fats.
  • Some diseases such as hypothyroidism, alcoholism, fatty liver, diabetes mellitus, nephritic syndrome, obstructive jaundice can also cause hypercholesterolemia.


  • There are no clinical symptoms to confirm high cholesterol A blood test is the only way to detect high cholesterol.

Ayurvedic Treatment

  • According to Ayurveda, high cholesterol is the result of a weak digestive fire at the tissue level. This impaired digestion at the tissue level produces the excessive amount of toxins or waste products known as ama which blocks the channels of the body. Ayurveda treats this with the help of proper dietary plan and herbal medications.
  • Common herbs used for cholesterol are Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Turmeric (Curcuma longa), Onion (Allium cepa), Flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum), Garlic (Allium sativum), etc.

Diet and Lifestyle

  • Avoid fatty and high-calorie diet. Take light and low-calorie diet.
  • Yoga, Pranayam, and Suryanamskar also help in reducing high cholesterol.
  • Avoid indigestion and pay proper attention to digestion and excretion.

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