ARTICLE | Awesome natural remedy to reduce cholesterol.January 4, 2012
How to reduce cholesterol with black fungus?
High blood cholesterol is a very common condition mainly due to our unhealthy diet. It is not a disease but a negative health condition that may contribute to many forms of diseases, especially cardiovascular diseases.
This article is mainly on how to reduce high cholesterol, and not about cholesterol. High cholesterol is defined as a measurement greater than 200 mg/dL. LDL cholesterol levels greater than 130 mg/dL and HDL cholesterol levels less than 60 mg/dL are considered high. So much for the technical measurement.
There are numerous natural foods that can reduce high cholesterol. Below are five such foods:
- Oatmeal or oats
- Eggplant or aubergine. Also known as brinjal
- Black beans
- Enoki mushroom. Those little Japanese needle mushroom with tiny white caps.
However, the most potent one for reducing high blood cholesterol is the black fungus.
The technical name for black fungus is Auricularia polytricha or Hirneola polytricha. What a mouthful! It is also known by other equally interesting names: cloud ear; tree ear; wood fungus, ear fungus, mouse ear, and jelly mushroom.
The Chinese call it “yun er” which means “cloud ear.” Let us just call it Black Fungus. Black fungus is usually sold in dried form. There are actually two types of black fungus. The very thick one and the smaller flakey variety. Here we are referring to the thick black fungus. It measures around 5 to 8 cm (2 to 3 inches) and is black on one side and grey on the other.
Black fungus is very popular in Chinese cuisine. Although tasteless by itself, when cooked with other ingredients, it absorbed the flavor while maintaining its crunchiness. Black fungus is used in Chinese herbal medication to increase blood fluidity and improve blood circulation.
Black fungus can reduce high blood cholesterol.
Method to reduce high blood cholesterol
Here is the natural remedy for high blood cholesterol with the use of black fungus.
40gm Dried thick black fungus (remember to get the thick variety)
2 slices of ginger
10 red dates (pitted)
1.2 liters water.
1. Soak the thick black fungus for 2 hours.
2. Drain the water and transfer the soften black fungus to a slow cooker.
3. Add the ginger and red dates into the slow cooker .
3. Add 1.2 liters of hot water into the slow cooker.
4. Set the slow cooker to High and boil for 8 hours.
5. Discard the ingredients and retain only the liquid. You should get about 2 cups.
Do this everyday for 2 weeks.
It is recommended that you prepare the drink in the evening; ready to serve just before breakfast the next morning.
The information provided in this article is sourced from the internet, from friends and contacts, and from personal experience. As I cautioned in my article, not every remedy will work on everyone. So is conventional medical treatment. It very much depends on the constituents of the person and the conditions peculiar to that person. Whatever the reasons, this article does not claim the information provided is totally accurate and reliable and will cure everyone. The purpose of this article is merely to inform visitors that there are alternative cures for all ailments.
You are therefore advised to consult your registered medical physicians as a matter of due diligence.
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