Many medicinal plants are hereditary proven to reduce cholesterol and blood triglyceride levels. Because it’s cheap and easy to get, Dr. Setiawan Dalimartha suggests its use in everyday life.
Triglycerides, according to Dr. Setiawan, formed in the liver from glycerol and fats derived from foods with insulin stimulation or from excess calories due to excessive intake. Consumption of alcohol, sugary foods, coconut milk, and carbohydrates in excess will increase triglyceride levels.
Cholesterol is known as the process of calcification and hardening of blood vessel walls, especially in the heart, brain, kidneys, and eyes. As a result of that process, the blood vessels, especially the coronary blood vessels, become narrow and block the flow of blood in them. The above situation may increase the risk of coronary heart disease (CAD) and stroke.
Cholesterol increases when we over consume foods containing saturated fats, both from vegetable and animal sources. Increased cholesterol also occurs due to decreased expenditure (excretion) of cholesterol to the intestines through bile acids or cholesterol production in the liver increases. Cholesterol tends to increase in people who are overweight, lack of exercise, stress, and heavy smokers.
Cholesterol is essentially derived from fat is a substance that is useful for performing body functions. As a source of energy, fat provides the highest calories. One gram of fat produces 9 calories, while carbohydrates are only 4 calories.
Fat consists of saturated fat and unsaturated fats. Carbohydrates and fats in the body will be processed into a compound called acetyl coenzyme-A. From acetyl coenzyme-A is formed several important substances, such as the formation of fatty acids, triglycerides, phospholipids, and cholesterol.
Approximately 80 percent of the cholesterol requirement is produced by the body, such as red meat, egg yolk, offal, chicken skin, butter, and cooking oil. In contrast, unsaturated fats from plants, such as soybean oil, have little effect on elevated cholesterol in the blood.
In addition to metabolic processes, cholesterol is useful for wrapping nerve tissue (mielin), coating the cell membrane, and vitamins solvent. In children, cholesterol is needed to develop brain tissue.
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Onion (Cepae bulbus), contains flavonoid compounds that work as antioxidants and lower cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood sugar levels. Garlic (Allii bulbus), the active ingredient of s-allyl cysteine, a thioallyl component that has hypolipidemic and antithrombotic properties.
Dutch teak (Guezuma ulmifolia.lamk) is useful to reduce blood fat and cholesterol levels through the content of mucus, tannins, and alkaloids. These three substances have different working mechanisms, mutually support in lowering blood fat and cholesterol levels.
Described by Djoko Hargono, observer of natural medicine, when used orally, mucus leaf content of Dutch teak leaves will expand in the stomach. This will cause appetite suppression, thus reducing the amino group.
Dietary fiber that binds the amino group is more effective than chitin or ordinary dietary fiber. This fiber has a positively charged amino group, so it can absorb fat and cholesterol that is generally negatively charged.
Turmeric (Curcumae domesticae rhizoma) efficacious blood and vital energy, eliminating blockage, as peluruh fart and menstruation, facilitate labor, antibacterial, inflammatory, and expedite the expenditure of bile to the intestine.
Ginger (Curcumae rhizoma) has a colloqual activity (expedite the expenditure of bile to the intestines).
Celery (Apii graveolentis radix), its roots contain asparagin, pentosan, glutamine, tyrosine, manit, starch, mucilage, and essential oil. Kindat spur digestive enzymes and urine.
Angkak, often called Chinese red rice, is a red fungus called Latin Monascus purpureus. Angkak can be used to make red wine made from rice, as a food preservative, and for medicine. Based on research, Angkak can lower blood cholesterol levels.