Garlic & Other Xanthelasma Home Remedies

Home Remedies for Xanthelasma

Xanthelasma is a condition where yellowish deposit of fat builds-up under the skin usually in the inner canthus of the upper eyelid. The causes of Xanthelasma can be high level of LDL or bad cholesterol, genetic factor, diabetes, liver disease etc. They are not harmful and can be removed by surgery. But instead of spending money for surgery, you can try home remedies to reduce bad cholesterol which causes Xanthelasma.

10 remarkable home remedies for Xanthelasma due to high cholesterol

  1. The best and most popular remedy for Xanthelasma is undoubtedly garlic. Just apply garlic juice directly on the Xanthelasma or cut the garlic into two and press the halved section on the Xanthelasma. There might be a burning sensation but very soon the nodules will shrink. Repeat for a few days to yield effective results.
  2. Another effective remedy to shrink the nodules is to apply castor oil several times on the Xanthelasma nodules.

If you are suffering from Xanthelasma due to high level of cholesterol in the body, a reduced fat diet and the following natural home remedies can effectively help to reduce cholesterol and fat and treat Xanthelasma.

  1. Apple cider vinegar plays an important role in reducing LDL or the bad cholesterol in the body. Apple cider vinegar liquefies the cholesterol and fat and assists the liver in detoxifying the toxins from the body. Mix 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar and 1 tbsp of honey in a glass of water and drink twice every day.
  2. Soak 2 tsp of methi seeds in water and keep the mixture overnight and drink this mixture first thing in the morning on empty stomach to reduce bad cholesterol in the body.
  3. Mix 2 tbsp of onion juice in a glass of water and drink daily. Onions contains compounds that inhibit bad cholesterol and fat buildup.
  4. Include almonds on your daily diet because almonds have the potential to bad cholesterol or LDL level in the body. Eat 3-4 almonds every day.
  5. Pure orange juice has the ability to increase HDL or good cholesterol and decrease LDL or bad cholesterol because of it vitamin C and flavonoids contents. Just drink 3 glasses of fresh orange juice daily to reduce cholesterol in the blood.
  6. Enjoy a bowl of oatmeal for your breakfast every day because oats is a cholesterol buster and is capable of reducing cholesterol level. It is rich in soluble fiber which can prevent the accumulation of fat and cholesterol in the body.
  7. Boil 1 tbsp of coriander seeds in a cup of water. Allow the mixture to steep. Strain and drink the water to bring down the level of cholesterol, because coriander is an effective remedy for cholesterol reduction. Repeat 2-3 times a day.
  8. Eat 2-3 carrots every day because carrots have the potential to reduce the level of blood cholesterol.

You have to first find out the cause of Xanthelasma and treat the condition accordingly. If your condition is due to high level of cholesterol in the blood, the remedies mentioned above can effectively reduce the cholesterol and shrink the Xanthelasma nodules.