Xanthelasma and Homeopathy
Disturbances in lipid metabolism can lead to skin changes known as xanthomas.
When the cholesterol level increases, fat deposits can appear on the eyelids and face. When several blood lipids are increased (for example cholesterol and triglycerides), these skin changes are mainly found on the trunk of the body and the extensor sides.
Before any drug therapy should Weight reduction, sufficient exercise, of the Refrain from nicotine and alcohol the basis of a treatment of the Xanthelasma be. The aim is to bring blood lipids to normal or to keep them.
The Intake of calories from fat should 25 to 30% of total calories be. The proportion of saturated fats from animal products should be low; Monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated vegetable fats should each make up a third. Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil contribute to the regulation of blood lipids and a consumption of fish (e.g. salmon, mackerel), even with a relatively high fat content, is recommended.
The diet should also be rich in fruit, vegetables, Whole grain products be and in moderation low fat dairy products contain.
Homeopathics and medicinal plants that affect blood lipid levels
- Allium sativum (garlic)
garlic has a lowering effect on the cholesterol level, but must be appropriate high dose and used over a long period of time become. Be recommended 3 g of fresh garlic daily. This possibility of therapy usually fails because of the unpleasant smell and therefore garlic is often in Form of dragees and capsules.
The homeopathic Allium sativum is common in the Powers D3 to D6. The remedy is usually taken for a long time and one usually chooses and takes drops in the 6th dose 10 drops twice a day.
- Cynara scolymus (artichoke)
The extract from the large basal leaves of the artichoke works choletic and digestive. It inhibits the formation of new cholesterol in the liver and lowers triglycerides in the blood. Artichoke has a general regenerative and protective effect on the liver. She is as Finished medicinal products or pressed vegetable juice recommended because artichoke vegetables lose a lot of their active ingredients during cooking.
To promote bile flow and liver function (cholesterol is formed in the liver and excreted in the bile) a metabolic tea can be prepared:
- 30g milk thistle herb
- 20g celandine
- 10g dandelion root
- 20g peppermint leaves
- 10g chamomile flowers
1 teaspoon of this mixture with 1 cup of boiling water pour over, let steep, strain, 2 times a day and over a longer period of time drink a cup unsweetened.