This tea helps reduce LDL cholesterol while increasing HDL ("good") cholesterol levels as well as reducing the body's total Triglyceride count.
Chickweed can dissolve plaque in blood vessels as well as other fatty substances, plus it acts as an anti-biotic in the blood. Hawthorn contains many different elements that work together to benefit the heart and body - research indicates it strengthens the heart and arteries. Devil’s claw helps improve the vascular walls. It is beneficial in lowering cholesterol and fat levels. Rosehips is rich in Vitamin C, E, A, and B-complex. It is a blood purifier and helps with circulation. Research has determined that Pu-Ehr tea can be used to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disorders because it reduces blood lipids. Fenugreek contains choline and helps lower cholesterol levels. Hibiscus is a blood purifier and is high in Vitamin C. Studies suggest that hibiscus is beneficial with regard to several of its traditional uses, most notably in helping reduce blood pressure and control cholesterol. Burdock is known as one of the best blood purifiers of all herbs, it contains high amounts of insulin, which is responsible for some of its healing properties and carbohydrate metabolism. Green Tea is very high in anti-oxidants. Suma is valuable in treating elevated blood cholesterol. Butcher’s Broom is very effective for circulation problems. It has been used to treat peripheral circulation problems and to lower cholesterol because of its ability to strengthen blood vessel walls. Celery is beneficial in reducing blood pressure. Thyme cleanses the tissues and is effective in the elimination of free radicals.
Cholesterol Reducing Tea
- Ingredients: Cherry Rose Rooibos, Chickweed, Hawthorn Leaf & Flower, Devil’s Claw, Rosehips, Pu Ehr (aged 5 years), Orange Peel, Fenugreek, Hibiscus, Burdock Root, Orange Green Tea , Suma Root, Powder, Butcher’s Broom, Celery Seed, and Thyme. HERBAL DECOCTION: Place 1 ¼ cup of water in pan with 1 ½ tsp. roots, heat slowly and simmer covered for 10-15 minutes. The longer you simmer the herbs, the stronger the tea will be. Strain into a cup and serve.