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Indian country cow Ghee reduces cholesterol, does not build it. This is an experience on several Cardio-Vascular-Disease (CVD) patients.One of them very recently completed 21 km Marathon non-stop in Mumbai, in a slow jogging mood and is now considering going to Himalayan Treks. Cow ghee is also used in Cancer Camps, where all types of secondary cancer patients are being treated by PanchGavya medicines.

Of course the ability of ghee in reducing cholesterol may differ depending on the type of cow and her diet. In some Goushalas experiments are in progress to study correlation between cow diet and resulting PanchGavya medicines. Different cow breeds have slightly different properties.

In ayurveda, several medicines are prepared by boiling butter along with fresh herbs/herbal powders/extracts since ghee squeezes out all the medicinal properties of herbs, almost equivalent to taking the fresh juice of the herb. Arjun Ghruta is the well known heart toner made in ghee, to cite an example. At least fifty other come to the mind.

Ghee dose should typically be 1-2 tsp in every meal, unless directed otherwise.

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  1. Paste of tulsi leaves when applied on inflamed areas help to reduce pain and inflammation.
  2. It is beneficial to smear crushed tulsi leaves on skin rashes, ring worm affected areas and insect bites
  3. Make a smooth paste of tulsi leaves and apply it on acne and pimple to see effective results.
  4. Fresh tulsi juice mixed with ginger and honey help to reduce cough and cold.
  5. Tulsi decoction is very beneficial in fevers like dengue and malaria.
  6. Gargling with tulsi decoction helps to reduce throat pain and mouth ulcers.
  7. Regular consumption of Tulsi leaves help to control diabetes and blood cholesterol.

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There are four types of cholesterol which are measured in milligrams per deciliter of blood (mg/dl). The body cholesterol level can be found through “Lipid Profile”

Total blood cholesterol - This measurement includes lipids in blood stream. ( LDL + HDL+ triglycerides and other fat particles). The normal value of total cholesterol must be less than 200 mg/dL

HDL (High Density Lipo protein) – This is a good cholesterol and helps to prevent atherosclerosis and prevents deposition of fat inside arteries. The normal value of HDL must be greater than 60 mg/dL

LDL (low-density lipoprotein)- This cholesterol is also known as bad cholesterol and this is an important risk factor for heart disease .The LDL level should be lower than 160 mg/dL

Triglycerides: These are used by our body for energy. But a high level of triglycerides leads to heart disease. The normal value of triglycerides must be less than 150 mg/dL

Health risks of increased cholesterol
Coronary heart disease
High blood pressure
Angina
Heart arrhythmias — an irregular heart rhythm
Transient ischemic attack (TIA, or mini-stroke)
Heart attack
Stroke
Peripheral artery disease.
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When the cholesterol level increases in blood, doctors advice cholesterol lowering medications. But these medications have several side effects. Researches have shown that these medications affect liver, nervous system, kidney and muscles. They may also cause erectile dysfunction, insomnia, constipation, diarrhea, mental confusion etc. Persons who are on these medications may experience muscle weakness, cramps, inability to walk and tingling sensation in legs. This is a heavy price which has to be paid for leading an unhealthy lifestyle. Anti cholesterol medications can be avoided by following a healthy diet and exercise routine.

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