8 Infusions to Lower Cholesterol

Not only can dandelions help treat liver problems, they also good for lowering cholesterol levels. They can be combined with other herbs to maximize their effects.
Lower Cholesterol

Elevated blood cholesterol levels are really bad for our health. They’re the result of the fats that we eat every day and can cause serious health consequences like heart attacks, for example.

In the following article, we’ll discover the best infusions to lower cholesterol. Take advantage of these natural remedies to clean your arteries.

What is cholesterol?

Cholesterol is one of the most used words today (together with stress, it tops the list of the most common ailments of the 21st century).

It’s a type of fat present in tissues and blood plasma and is found in even greater concentrations in organs like:

  • Liver
  • Pancreas
  • Brain
  • Spinal cord

Cholesterol (at normal levels) is natural and actually beneficial for the body because it composes the elastic membrane that regulates the entry and exit of substances from cells.

The problem occurs when the concentration of cholesterol is elevated. This is when it becomes a danger to your health. There are many consequences to high cholesterol, but the most serious is that it sticks to the walls of the arteries and interrupts normal blood flow.

This can lead to cardiac disease, for example. It’s worth knowing that the risks increase with age and that high cholesterol isn’t accompanied by any symptoms (high cholesterol is only detected by a complete blood analysis).

Can I really lower cholesterol with infusions?

Herbs possess many properties, among them, reducing or balancing the levels of fats in the arteries. If your cholesterol was elevated at your last check up, don’t hesitate to start drinking some of these teas and infusions.

Canary grass

Canary grass is a powerful remedy for controlling bad cholesterol, but it’s also good for fighting obesity and cellulitis. One of the most effective ways to take advantage of the beneficial properties of canary grass is by drinking it as a tea.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon canary grass seeds
  • 1 cup water

Directions

  • Boil both ingredients together for 10 minutes. Sweeten to taste and drink without straining.
  • We recommend drinking a cup a day, on an empty stomach or before going to bed.

Basilbasil

This aromatic plant is used in many dishes and is excellent for reducing triglycerides. To enjoy all its flavor, aroma and beneficial properties, you can use it to prepare an infusion.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves (or ½ tablespoon dried leaves)
  • 1 cup water
  • The juice of ½ a lemon

Directions




  • Boil the water and basil for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool for 15 minutes.
  • Add the lemon juice and drink, always on an empty stomach.
  • After drinking the tea, wait 15 minutes before eating.

We recommend reading: Homemade Remedies to Fight Stomach Inflammation

Red, white and green tea

These three types of tea offer many health benefits, above all they can help you lose weight and lower your cholesterol. You can get them in bags or loose leaf to make tea.

You should drink 2-3 cups daily. Green tea is the most potent of all because it helps rejuvenate tissues.

Amaranth

This seed of American origin had been used by indigenous cultures for thousands of years and contains a lot of beneficial properties. It’s not only used in natural remedies, but also in many different recipes. We’ll be using it in an infusion.

Ingredients

  • 1 handful tender leaves
  • 1 cup water

Directions

  • Boil the water and amaranth for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, cover, and let brew for 5 minutes.
  • Strain and drink after breakfast. Repeat after lunch.

Dandelion

dandelion

In addition to reducing cholesterol levels, dandelion is also good for curing many liver problems, helping to regulate the functions of this important organ.

Ingredients

  • 1 handful dandelion
  • 1 cup water

Directions

As with any other infusion, boil the water with the herb and let cool before straining, then sweeten and enjoy.

Fenugreek

This natural remedy from Greece reduces triglycerides levels in the blood.

To improve its healing powers, you can combine it with another herb called gugul (which can be found in health food stores). Drink this brew 2-3 times a day.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon fenugreek
  • 1 tablespoon gugul
  • 1 cup water

Directions

  • Prepare like any other infusion. Don’t forget to strain before drinking.
  • Sweeten with a little honey.

Tamarind

This tropical tree found in Africa (notably in Sudan) was introduced to Latin America by the Spanish conquistadors (making it popular in Mexico and Costa Rica). It not only produces rich fruits for making juices, but is also a perfect remedy to lower cholesterol.

Ingredients

Directions

  • Peel the tamarind and cut into quarters.
  • Boil for 15 minutes.
  • Add the lemon juice and consume, including the tamarind.
  • Recommended on an empty stomach or before going to bed.

See also: Best Fruits to Treat Fatty Liver

Garlic

garlic

There’s no natural remedy more complete or effective than garlic. It cleanses the body (including the arteries), invigorates, and reduces cholesterol.

By complementing it with green tea, you’ll be able to improve the levels of fats in the blood in a few weeks.

Ingredients

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 teabag of green tea
  • The juice of ½ a lemon
  • 1 cup boiling water

Directions

  • Crush the raw garlic and put it in the boiling water along with the teabag.
  • Let rest for 5 minutes, strain and finish by adding the lemon juice.
  • Drink a cup before breakfast on an empty stomach and another before going to bed.