Crush LDL Cholesterol

Crush LDL Cholesterol with Chinese herb Shanzha Crataegus

Crush LDL Cholesterol with Chinese herb Shanzha Crataegus

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people who suffer from high LDL cholesterol are twice as likely to develop heart disease – the number one cause of death in both men and women (source). High levels of LDL cholesterol is a serious health condition that affects approximately 7.1 million adults in Australia. (1 out 3). But an ancient Chinese herb is turning heads in the medical community due to its surprisingly powerful effects on cholesterol levels.

Good vs Bad Cholesterol: What’s The Difference?

Before we reveal this powerful herb, let’s first discuss the different types of cholesterol. There are two types of cholesterol: HDL (the good variety), and LDL (the bad variety). LDL cholesterol is categorized as the “bad” variety because it promotes buildups of plaque in the arteries. When an individual suffers from high LDL cholesterol, his or her arteries will become stiff and narrow, condition known as atherosclerosis. Subsequently, this places the individual at risk for potentially fatal cardiovascular conditions like heart attack and stroke.

HDL cholesterol, on the other hand, has the opposite the effect by flushing away hard plaque buildups in the arteries. Scientists believe HDL actively seeks and targets LDL, transporting it from the arteries to the liver, where it’s then broken down and passed through through the body.

How Shan Zha Crush LDL Cholesterol?

Crush LDL Cholesterol with Chinese herb Shanzha Crataegus 2

Crush LDL Cholesterol with Chinese herb Shanzha Crataegus 2

Shan Zha (Crataegus cuneata) is a species of the fruit-bearing plant hawthorn. Native to China, this plant has been used to treat a variety of health conditions for centuries, some of which include high blood pressure (hypertension), upset stomach, angina, abdominal paints, hernias, and high cholesterol.

How does this otherwise simple Chinese herb crush LDL cholesterol? It contains several all-natural compounds that aid in the digestion of fatty, greasy foods that are high in LDL cholesterol. Acting as a broom, it sweeps LDL from the arteries so blood can flow more easily. Shan Zha also has a diuretic effect, promoting the production of urine to “flush” cholesterol from the body.

Shan Zha is frequently ground into a fine consistency to use in supplements, teas and other brewed beverages. 10-15 grams is an average dose for adults; however, adults should not consume more than 25 grams per dose.

As with any new supplement regimen, talk with your general practitioner before taking Shan Zha. While this herb is proven to reduce levels of bad cholesterol, it may have adverse side effects when consumed by individuals suffering from stomach ulcers. Shan Zha increases acid secretion in the stomach, which can intensify the effects of ulcers.

About Geoffrey He

Dr. Geoffrey He graduated in 1998 with Bachelor of Medicine majored acupuncture (Chinese medicine). He then worked as resident in Heilongjiang Province Hospital of China for five years. At the same time he furthered his education and acquired Bachelor of Medicine majored in Clinical Medicine (western medicine).He started his private practice in 2003 in Sydney and then moved to Adelaide in 2006 to pursue his special interest in pain management and fertility studies in combined Chinese medicine and traditional medicine.He has been practiced acupuncture and Chinese medicine for over twenty years treating general conditions with extensive experience in gynaecological disorders and infertility, stress related conditions and facial acupuncture, he is highly experienced in clinical medicine for pain management (Neurological Medicine), gynaecological disorders, fertility assistance (IVF) and cosmetic acupuncture. He is special interest in the area of Post Injury Management and General Practice in Chinese Medicine.Focusing on an intuitive level to suit each individual, Geoffrey's approach is rooted in the strong link between physical, mental and emotional health and the underlying cause of disharmony. Treatment is supported by additional lifestyle advice with an emphasis on empowering patients to achieve a healthy balance in their lives."I was trained in Western Conventional Medicine and Chinese Medicine with over 15 years clinical practicing experience including ten years in Australia, I combine the techniques of Modern Medicine and the art of healing from Chinese Medicine to help people get their natural and healthy life." - Dr Geoffrey x He