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Cardiovascular: Cordyceps sinensis, Cordyceps

Family: Clavicipitaceae
Continent of origin: East Asia

Not actually a plant, cordyceps is a fungus that lowersl cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

Scientific facts for the Cardiovascular category:

  • Inhibited cholesterol and triglyceride levels increased HDL; Polysaccharides present lower total plasma cholesterol and triglycerides levels. Cordyceps is a fungus.
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Other Cardiovascular Plants

Common Name Scientific Name Continent of Origin
Artichoke Cynara scolymus Mediterranean
Avocado Persea americana Central/South America
Coleus Coleus forskohlii India
Foxglove Digitalis purpurea Europe
Garlic Allium sativum Eurasia
Hawthorn Crataegus monogyna Europe
Hibiscus Hibiscus sabdariffa Africa
Horse Chestnut Aesculus hippocastanum Mediterranean
Phytosterol plants
Policosanol: Sugar Cane Saccharum officinarum India
Psyllium Plantago ovata Mediterranean
Sweet clover Melilotus officinalis Europe

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