Home > Article Index > Alkalosis > Foods

ē Go Back

Reprinted from:

Study: Folk remedy used in India cuts cholesterol

Comment by CureZone Team: To lower your cholesterol, you should make sure that your bile ducts are clean. The only way for excess cholesterol to leave your body is through your bile ducts. Many herbs have ability to increase bile flow and to help lower high cholesterol. Those herbs are called cholagogue. Some cholagogue herbs are: dandelion, wormwood, black walnut green hul, golden seal, sage, radish, green salad, daikon, wheat grass, barley grass, olives, olive oil, walnut, ... very long list of herbs. Almost all bitter tasting herbs, and herbs containing oil (nuts) are cholagogue...

The Best way to 100% clear your bile ducts is to flush your liver every two weeks until you get no stones. You can find much more about liver flush on this web site ...

Study: Folk remedy used in India cuts cholesterol
Associated Press

WASHINGTON - For more than 2,000 years, healers in India have used a tree resin as a folk medicine to treat a variety of ailments. Modern researchers now find it effective in controlling high cholesterol.

The tree is known in India as guggul. Its sap contains a compound that blocks the action of a cell receptor, called FXR, which helps regulate a body's cholesterol level, said David Moore, a molecular biologist at the Baylor School of Medicine in Houston.

He is coauthor of a study appearing today in Science Express, the electronic version of the journal Science.

''Our results suggest that other compounds that could affect FXR could also control cholesterol,'' Moore said. ''This mechanism is completely different from the action of statin drugs,'' which are taken by millions to control cholesterol.

In studies at his lab, Moore and Nancy Urizar showed that the guggul resin compound, called guggulsterone, acted on the FXR receptor.

Dr. David Mangelsdorf and Amy Liverman, researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, then tested the compound in two types of mice -- one with a normal FXR receptor and one without FXR.

The study found that cholesterol levels dropped in the livers of mice that had the FXR receptor, but not in the others, thus proving that guggulsterone worked by affecting the FXR receptor.

Dr. Mitchell A. Lazar, an endocrinologist at the University of Pennsylvania, said the study is important because it suggests a new drug pathway for controlling cholesterol.

''We need to have multiple ways to lower lipids [cholesterol],'' Lazar said.

He said the work advances the notion that some traditional medicinal compounds may have important uses in modern medicine and shows the need to research such compounds to understand their value.

Exactly how guggulsterone affects the FXR receptor is unknown, Moore said.

''FXR regulates a number of genes and we are not sure which are the primary targets for lipid [cholesterol] control,'' he said. ``But we have shown that this is a new mechanism for controlling cholesterol.''

He said finding a new way to reduce cholesterol could be very important for patients who cannot tolerate the side effects that some people experience with statin drugs.

While guggulsterone is commonly available in health food stores, Moore said he could not recommend people take it for cholesterol control because there is some evidence the compound affects the action of other drugs.

More studies are needed, Moore said. The guggul tree grows in dry areas of India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Reprinted from:

Raw Milk Vs. Pasteurized Milk  Jun 06 2003
Robert C. Atkins, M.D. Dies at 72  Apr 18 2003
Why You Donít Want to Drink Pasteurized Milk  Mar 30 2003
Fish Farms Become Feedlots of the Sea  Dec 28 2002
Sauerkraut packed with cancer-fighting compounds  Oct 22 2002
Schools Teach 3 C's: Candy, Cookies and Chips  Sep 25 2002
Healing Properties of Umeboshi "Plums"  Sep 21 2002
Taming the Beast; My Progress - Multiple Sclerosis  May 30 2002
Beating Multiple Sclerosis  May 29 2002
My Fight Against Multiple Sclerosis  May 29 2002
Experiments Strengthen Link Between Fish Oil, Mental Problems  May 21 2002
Raw Eating - A book by A.T. Hovannessian (Aterhov)  May 21 2002
Caffeine, even in small doses, may hurt arteries  May 18 2002
Avoiding Wheat and Gluten May Reverse Liver Failure and Hepatitis  May 08 2002
Fish Oil Helps Prevent Diabetes  May 08 2002
Study: Folk remedy used in India cuts cholesterol  May 03 2002
Black Raspberries Thwart Colon Cancer  May 03 2002
Excitotoxins - MSG and Aspartame  May 03 2002
UK Parents Say NO To Fluoride In School Milk  May 02 2002
Vegetarians Face Child Abuse Charge  Apr 30 2002
Patients Turn to Nutrition to Help in War on Cancer  Apr 30 2002
Hudfletter forskerne som slo kreftalarm  Apr 27 2002
Diet, Aging, and Muscle by Joe Friel  Apr 26 2002
Akrylamid-listen  Apr 26 2002
Kreftalarm etter giftfunn i mat  Apr 26 2002
Cooked tomatoes 'better for you than raw'  Apr 26 2002
'Programmed Obesity' Handed Down To Next Generation  Apr 26 2002
Dr. Atkins suffered cardiac arrest  Apr 25 2002
Cut Bowel Cancer Risk by Eating Less, Better: Study  Apr 25 2002
UPDATE 3-Crisps, french fries, bread may cause cancer-study  Apr 25 2002
Swedish Study of Food and Cancer Rings Alarm Bells  Apr 24 2002
Virgin Olive Oil May Reduce Cholesterol Damage  Apr 24 2002
Beans and Peas Can Cut Heart Disease Risk  Dec 15 2001

Back To Top

Google Advertisement

Google Advertisement

Google Advertisement

Google Advertisement


Donate to CureZone

0.9063 sec