High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

High cholesterol, also known as hypercholesterolemia, is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance made in the liver and other cells. It’s also found in dairy products, eggs, and meat. According to traditional Chinese medicine, cholesterol is considered as an excess deposit of dampness and phlegm in the blood vessels. The treatment protocol it to dissolve damp, invigorate the blood circulation and eliminate phlegm. When dealing with a pattern of excess dampness and phlegm, and sluggish blood flow you must address several aspects of your life along with diet and exercise Chinese herbs can be very helpful. When looking for a more modern day formula to address this pattern combination look for one containing the following herbs:

Jue Ming Zi – Clears damp-heat, and settles liver yang to help lower serum cholesterol and blood pressure

Ze Xie – Clears damp heat to relieve damp stagnation, and drains deficient kidney fire without damaging the yin

He Shao Wu – Is a unique herb that tonifies Kidney jing (essence) as well as tonifying and building the blood to  reduces cholesterol and triglycerides at the same time

He Ye – Raises the spleen yang and tonifies the digestion