Objective: The objective of this article is to describe a case where Ayurvedic herbs appeared to have been helpful in the management of hypercholesterolemia.
Clinical Features: This patient was a 46-year-old woman who had been diagnosed with hypercholesterolemia two years prior to presentation. She had not responded to conventional treatment.
Intervention and Outcome: She was treated for eight months with the Ayurvedic formulae Kaishora Guggulu, Triphala and a custom made herbal tea mix. Her total cholesterol dropped from 270 to 208 mg/dl, her LDL dropped from 191 to 146 mg/dl, and her HDL rose from 57 to 63 mg/dl. There were no side effects reported.
Conclusions: This case demonstrates the use of Ayurvedic herbs in the management of hypercholesterolemia. Further high quality studies with randomized clinical trials should be conducted to better understand the effectiveness of Ayurvedic treatment for hypercholesterolemia.
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