Mar 17, 2017
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Lower Down Your Cholesterol Levels with Essential Oils

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Cholesterol is a fatty substance, also called a lipid, that’s produced by the liver. It’s found in foods high in saturated fat, like fatty meats, egg yolks, shellfish, and whole-milk dairy products. It’s a vital part of the structure and functioning of our cells. However, high levels of cholesterol in your blood may lead to the slow buildup of plaque in the arteries over time, a serious disease called atherosclerosis.

Whether you have high cholesterol may depend on your lifestyle. Eating a lot of fats and not getting enough exercise can cause cholesterol levels to rise.

The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) guidelines recommend that all adults over age 20 have a cholesterol test at least once every 5 years. Your total Cholesterol levels should be under 200, with the LDL (bad) Cholesterol under 130, your HDL (good) Cholesterol over 60.

Stated below are some essential oils that can help you lower your cholesterol levels naturally:

Cinnamon Oil

A study published in the journal Diabetes Care found that half a teaspoon of cinnamon a day significantly reduces blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. It also reduces triglyceride, LDL, the bad cholesterol and the total cholesterol level.

Method

Less than 1 drop Cinnamon Oil equals ½-1 tsp Cinnamon Powder. Add the Cinnamon Oil to Oatmeal, as a flavoring, or to 8oz warm water and 1 tsp. Honey for a nice spice tea.

Rosemary Oil

Used by the British physicians to lower Cholesterol and strengthen cardiovascular weakness.

Method

Take 3-5 drops Rosemary Oil in a capsule, filled with carrier oil, 2-3 times daily.

Oregano Oil

Oregano oil can also be taken in acute situations.

Method

Take 3 drops Oregano oil in a capsule, filled with carrier oil, 2-3 times daily.

Myrrh Oil

Myrrh oil helps reduce Cholesterol and Hypertension. It is also a natural anti-inflammatory.

Method

Take 4-5 drops Myrrh oil in a capsule, filled with carrier oil, 2 times daily.

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