How to Reduce Your Cholesterol Naturally with Plants in Herbal Teas

Dandelion is one of the best plants for cholesterol and liver health
Dandelion helps lower cholesterol and blood sugar, while also improving liver health (Image by Hans from Pixabay)

If you’re worried about your cholesterol and want to lower it without statins, you probably know that it may be very helpful to embrace the Mediterranean diet, cut back on sugar drastically, exercise, and lose some weight. Ah, and give up smoking and drinking (or drink in moderation).

But if you’re doing all that and still need a little help (and you’re not one with “familial hypercholesterolemia,” in which case you may not see your way out of the woods without statins), I put together a list of plants and herbal teas that are scientifically proven to help lower high cholesterol and improve the health of nonalcoholic fatty liver.

Disclaimer: I am not a medical or health practitioner, and no part of This Blog, or the articles, websites, and products I mention and link to on This Blog, is intended as professional medical or health advice, and should not be considered as such. Consult with your doctor(s) about starting any course of treatment, taking any supplements, or changing any (dietary, exercise, etc.) routines. Note that natural supplements and even some foods may interfere with certain medications. Also ask your doctor(s) about potential allergies you may have, including cross-reactive allergies. Some allergens can cause anaphylaxis. Here are my Full Terms and Conditions.

I personally am very wary of supplements these days, and I appreciate these herbal teas because they are both a gentle and effective way of fighting cholesterol and improving the health of the liver.

Some of these plants I mention you may be familiar with—ginger, chicory, dandelion—but you may not have been aware that they’re good for cholesterol as well. Some other of these plants, however, like elecampane, may be entirely new to you—and yet you may be able to find them in natural foods stores easily. Here’s my article about herbal infusions and decoctions my doctor (MD) recommended, along with a review of some other plants that are popular in my part of the world.

The article lists some of these plants, along with scientific studies that prove they are effective in lowering cholesterol and, in some cases, effective in improving liver function as well, especially in the case of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). It also mentions some side effects and precautions you may need to take, while also providing links for further study. Do your due diligence too before using these herbal teas and talk to your doctor(s). Some of these plants can interact dangerously with your medication or give you severe allergies (as many of them belong to the aster/daisy family), for instance.

That said, there’s a lot of interesting info in my (long) article (if I may say so myself). I hope you’ll enjoy it!

To a happier, healthier life,



  1. Great article on the benefits of herbs and herbal teas in improving cholesterol and liver health! It’s always good to have a natural alternative to medication, but it’s important to consult with a doctor and be aware of potential side effects. Thanks for sharing your knowledge, Mira!
    Ella Johnson

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    1. Thank you so much, Ella! I do try to be very careful when imparting this kind of information. As I wrote in my article, plants are not playthings. But there should be something for everyone, especially if we become aware of the health benefits of various foods and medicinal plants before our problems get too hard to manage. Thanks again for your comment, Ella! 🙂


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