The Most Common Causes and Symptoms of Clogged arteries:
Type 1 and Type II diabetes.
High blood pressure.
High LDL cholesterol levels.
Lack of physical exercise.
Inflammation from other diseases, such as arthritis.
Angina (chest pain).
Numbness on one side of the body.
inability to move an arm or a leg.
Shortness of breath.
An irregular heartbeat.
Weakness or dizziness.
Loss of appetite.
Here are the top home remedies for clogged arteries.
Turmeric is another spice that can help treat clogged arteries and make your heart healthy and more functional.
Curcumin, the main component of turmeric, has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that help prevent blood platelets from forming clots.
Moreover, turmeric extracts can lower the level of low-density lipoproteins (LDL), or ‘bad’ cholesterol, to reduce buildup in the arteries. It can also relax blood vessels and reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Add 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder and a little honey to a glass of warm milk.
Drink it 1 or 2 times daily. Take turmeric supplements.
The usual recommended dosage is 400 to 600 mg 3 times daily.
However, consult a doctor before taking any supplements.
Also, include turmeric powder in your cooking.
Ginger is another effective remedy for clogged arteries.
It contains compounds like gingerols and shogaols that have cardiovascular benefits. Ginger prevents plaque buildup or lessens existing plaque by lowering total cholesterol and blocking oxidation of LDL.
Drink 2 to 3 cups of ginger tea daily. Make the tea by adding 1 teaspoon of grated ginger to a cup of hot water.
Let it steep for 5 minutes, strain and add a little honey.
Alternatively, eat a small piece of raw ginger on an empty stomach daily or take ginger capsules after consulting your doctor.
Note: Do not use ginger remedies if ginger causes gastric upset or heartburn, or you have gallbladder problems or gallstones.
Garlic is one of the best remedies for clogged arteries. It helps widen blood vessels and improve blood circulation.
According to a 2007 study done at the University of Alabama at Birmingham,
garlic can help relax blood vessels by up to 72 percent more than a placebo.
Moreover, garlic lowers bad cholesterol levels and reduces the risk of heart attacks or strokes.
Add 3 chopped garlic cloves to a cup of milk and boil it.
Allow it to cool and drink it daily before going to bed.
Also, include garlic in your cooking or take garlic supplements after consulting your doctor.
The compound capsaicin present in cayenne pepper prevents bad cholesterol, or LDL, oxidation.
This, in turn, reduces bad cholesterol levels in the blood, which is one of the main reasons behind clogged arteries. It also improves blood circulation and reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Add ½ to 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper to a cup of hot water.
Drink it 2 times daily for a few weeks.
You can also take cayenne supplements, but only after consulting your doctor.
Lemon is high in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that helps improve blood pressure and reduce inflammation of the arteries.
Plus, lemon helps lower blood cholesterol levels and keep arteries clear by preventing oxidative damage in the blood stream.
Mix the juice of 1 lemon in a glass of warm water, along with a little honey and black pepper powder. Drink it 1 or 2 times daily for a few weeks.
Alternatively, boil 1 tablespoon of lemon peels in 4 cups of water for 20 minutes.
Strain and add honey. Drink 1 cup, 3 or 4 times daily for several weeks.
You can also use fenugreek seeds to treat clogged arteries.
These seeds have saponins that can help reduce the level of the artery-clogging LDL cholesterol.
Moreover, the high amount of fiber in fenugreek seeds plays a key role in reducing bad cholesterol levels.
Soak 1 teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in water overnight.
The next morning, eat the soaked seeds along with the water on an empty stomach.
Another option is to add 1 teaspoon of fenugreek seeds to 1 cup of water.
Boil it for 5 minutes, strain and add a little honey. Drink it 1 or 2 times daily.
Follow either of these remedies daily for several months.
Red Yeast Rice
Red yeast rice can also help unclog arteries as well as reduce the risk of having a heart attack.
It has natural monacolins that can lower the level of LDL cholesterol.
Moreover, it has phytosterols, beta-sitosterol, campesterol, stigmasterol,
isoflavones and many trace minerals that are good for overall cardiovascular health.
You can cook and eat red yeast rice like any other white or brown rice.
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