Sabtu, 07 Februari 2015


Rudraksha word is related to Hindu Religion. Rudraksha tree and seed both are called Rudraksha. In Sanskrit Rudraksham means Rudraksha fruit as well as Rudraksha tree.

One who removes darkness or ignorance Rudraksha meaning-the eye of Rudra [Shiva] is considered to be the most potent manifestation of the Cosmic Force. Hence Rudraksha is the object of veneration and also the source to reach the higher self. Rudraksha is often believed to symbolize the link between the earth and the heaven. These beads are the seeds of the Rudraksha fruit obtained from Rudraksha trees. The Rudraksha tree is botanically known as ELAEOCARPUS GANITRUS ROXB. Its English name is UTRASUM BEAD TREE.

From ancient times, the power of Holy Rudraksha beads have been scripted in various religious texts like ShivmahaPurana, Shreemaddevibhagwat, Padma Purana, ling Purana etc.

For thousands of years Rudraksha beads have been worn by mankind for good health, religious attainment through Japa and Shakti (power) and for fearless life. Saints and sages roaming in forests have lived healthy, fearless and a full life by wearing Rudraksha and its Mala. There is no saint, God incarnation, who can be identified without these vibrant Rudraksha beads or Mala. Since ages Rudraksha have been tested and worn by Yogis and Saints and they found these beads to be very useful for excellent health and spiritual attainments. The power of Rudraksha is felt quickly and effectively by the persons who are devoted to religion, have strong belief in God and surrender to complete Vedic life style. Others who are Gurumukhi (blessed by Spiritual master) feel the Rudraksha effects very quickly and effectively. The common mass can get best results if they tend to adopt the Vedic life style and do regular Japa Practices.

Rudraksha, which is a divine form of Lord Shiva, has enormous hidden power and can be invoked by Yogic Practices and Mantra power. This Rudraksha is closest to Shiva's heart. It is extremely sacred. It is said that by the virtue, touch and worshipping of Rudraksha brings about destruction of all evils.

Rudraksha is a fruit, which is covered with pulp and a thin outer skin. The skin is green in color like banana skin. But when plucked from the tree and allowed to remain, as it is, the colors of the skin become blackish blue. The diameter of the seed is up to 1 inch (2.54 cm) and is nearly round in shape. There are clefts called Mukhi on the surface of the beads. The number of Mukhi on the surface of a Rudraksha beads helps in determining its quality. According to the number of Mukhi the Rudraksha bead ranges from single face to a several faced bead. Asians have used Rudraksha beads traditionally. Asian Yogis and Monks found that merely wearing the Rudraksha beads gave them astonishingly tremendous amount of tranquility, concentration that helped them meditate for a long period of time with spectacular control over their mind.

Rudraksha as per Ayurveda strengthens the body constitutions. It removes the blood impurities, bacteria inside as well as outside human body. Rudraksha cure headache, cough, paralysis, blood pressure, heart disease and maternity problems. Rudraksha invokes a power in the body which fights against all disease, so it improves overall health. Rudraksha rosary is used for Japa which increases spiritual power and confidence to move successfully in all directions of life. Therefore Rudraksha seed are found useful both for health and spiritual attainments.

Rudraksha subsist by the tear of lord Siva. According to the religious text Devi Bhagwat Puran there was a Demon known as Maya who was very strong and had divine energy and power. Due to these qualities he became proud and started to trouble deities and sages. No one was able to defeat this strong demon in war. He built three towns of three different metals. Towns were built by gold, silver and iron. These towns were non-destroyable and known as Tripur. After ruling these towns by him and his two brothers he was known as Tripurasur. He started crusade against gods and easily own battle against god's king Indra. He looted angles, power and treasure of god and ruled Eden. Being helpless and powerless Indra and other gods went to beg help from Bramha. Lord Bramha gave advice to them that he could not beat Tripurasur and went to beg help from Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu also told them that he also cannot beat Tripurasur and suggested them to beg help from god's god Shiva. All gods including Bramha Vishnu went to beg help from lord Shiva to destroy Tripurasur and his non-destroyable towns.
Bramha, Vishnu and all gods started to state their grief to lord Shiva and prayed to ruin Tripurasur and his towns. Shiva as always ready to help his devotees reveal all gods that he will ruin Tripurasur. He ordered to build a special chariot to executed demon Tripurasur. Chariot was made of earth; wheel was made of sun and moon, Lord Vishnu himself became arrow of Shiva's arch and the lord Bramha drove chariot.
After the completion of the chariot Lord Shiva lead with Bramha, Vishnu, Indra and all gods to battle and destroy Tripur. He reached the place where he can destroy Tripur by one arrow. In that time Shiva took Rudra (anger) pose. When he was ready to burst the arrow all gods became so happy and start to pray. Lord Shiva execute arrow and ruin Tripur and demolish all devil.
After the demolition of Tripur lord Shiva, Bramha, Vishnu, Indra and other gods went to Himalayas to get rest. Lord Shiva closed his eyes and meditated for some time. When he opened his lotus shaped eyes tears fell from them on the earth. Those tears decent over Sitsail hill. Sometime after those tears became rudraksha trees. The fruits that grow on this tree are known as Rudraksha Beads.

Identify Rudraksha
Are there any definitve Tests...?
Unfortunately, no. There are no definitive tests to test the authenticity of a Rudraksha except the discerning eye of an expert. When looking at the bead carefully, you'll find various deep dug lines separating the various faces of the Rudraksha bead. Ironically, humans have known to use their 'extreme skill' and try to 'carve' lines into the Rudraksha or 'wipe' them off, in order to change the faces or 'Mukhis' of the bead... i.e. 'alter' it according to their demands. It is extremely difficult to tell a genuine and a spurious Rudraksha apart, but the discerning eye of an expert can spot these 'manual interventions' and declare whether or not the Rudraksha has been tampered with.

But even within different Rudrakshas, there are some which are far more powerful than others. The criterion of selecting the right bead is not a simple one. It is a definite " Kriya " which the saints used to do to find out powerful Rudraksha and then they use it for Energizing. Experts must examine each bead and find the right ones. Then each bead must be purified thru' ancient rituals and definite kriya which lasts for around 41 days. After purification, one can wear it on a very auspicious day.

Rules to Wear
Someone desire seriously to come out of unwanted habits and live a life of purity can wear Rudraksha's and may find themselves free soon after wearing it . This has happened to many. It may happen to you also, if you will strongly.
Rudraksha power is more than any gems, yantra, tantra, mantra and Jantra.
In general the wearer and the worshipper of Rudraksha is blessed with prosperity, peace and health. Yet there are certain precautions to be taken to avoid the gain of sins. These precautions are such as:-

  • Rudraksha must be worn after Sidhhi (method of purification & charging with Mantra), performing the prayers and ritual rites for its sanctification and Hawanet etc. It should be worn on auspecious day, Monday or thursday.
  • Rudraksha Mantra and Rudraksha Origin Mantra is to be chated daily 9 times while wearing in the morning and after removing before going to bed. Rudraksha must be removed before going to sleep and must be kept at the puja place.)
  • Rudraksha can be worn in the morning after having Bath. It can be worn after reciting the mantra as above and inscence/ ghee lamp etc must be used. It must not be touched before bathing. One should clean his hands properly after using toilet.
  • The wearer of the Rudraksha should not eat non vegiterian food and should not take alcohol. He should speak truth always and must go to Lord Shiva temple for his blessings.
  • Rudraksha must not be taken to the cremation grounds and funerals. Also it must not be taken to the place while visiting a new born baby.
  • NEVER wear the Rudraksha while having sex.
  • WOMEN must not wear the Rudraksha during their menstrual cycle.
  • ALWAYS keep your Rudraksha clean. Dust and dirt can settle in the pores of the bead. Clean these as frequently as possible with something with soft, fine bristles. If the thread becomes dirty or worn out, change it. After cleaning, wash your Rudraksha with some blessed holy water. This helps maintain its sanctity.
  • ALWAYS keep the Rudraksha oiled... After regular cleaning, oil the bead and treat it with incense. This is of UTMOST importance. especially when not using the bead for sometime, or storing it for a while.
  • Many get confused with the shape and size. One should not seriously worry about it. Just see that the Mukhi is well defined, corns and contours are natural, and there are no cracks near the central hole. Normally the buyer gets a feel when Rudraksha is kept in the palm. He/She feels that this is the one which was wanted.
  • Rudraksha is hot in nature. Some people just can't wear it. Their skin shows signs of allergy. They can never wear any gold, silver or thread chain. So better not to use. Keeps the beads in Puja room and offer daily Namaskars.

  • Choose an auspicious day and time for blessings.
  • Blessings may be done by the wearer, his Guru or a priest.
  • After bath, with a pure mind and body arrange the items for blessings.
  • Punchgavya - Mix of Cow's dung, urine, milk, ghee and curd. In absence use Punchamrit which is mix of unboiled milk, honey, sugar, ghee and curd.
  • Water mixed with Ganges water in a achamani pot with Kusha grass for sprinkling and a spoon.
  • 9 leaves of peepal tree arranged on a plate.
  • Plate for offerings to be placed during Puja.
  • Dhoop, Incense sticks.
  • Camphor and lamp.
  • Sandal paste , Aromatic oil.
  • Rice grains mixed with asthagandha.
  • Ghee lamp (one wick).
  • Offerings - Cloth, Flower, Fruit, Betel nut - Pan, Coconut.
  • Sit on an Aasan facing east.
  • Wash Rudraksha with Punchgavya or Punchamrit.
  • Then wash with water mixed with Ganges water.
  • Place Rudraksha in a plate with 9 leaves of Peepal tree. Place an empty plate in front of this plate for offerings.

Mukhi Rudraksha

Rudraksha : 1 Mukhi 
Ruling God : Shiva
Ruling Planet : Sun
Beeja Mantra : Om Hreem Namah
Major Benefit : The One Mukhi Rudraksha is the symbol of UKAR which is formless, depthless, shadowless, Godhood, Supreme Truth & Attainment of Eternity who has created this entire world. It belongs to Shiv UKAR and keeps the balance of the universe.

Rudraksha : 2 Mukhi
Ruling God : Ardhnareeshwar
Ruling Planet : Moon
Beeja Mantra : Om Namah
Major Benefit : Symbol of ArdhaNareeshwara, a joint image of the Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati (Shakti). Being capable of getting riches and virtuous off springs by wearing two faced Rudraksha.

Rudraksha : 3 Mukhi
Ruling God : Agni
Ruling Planet : Mars
Beeja Mantra : Om Kleem Namah
Major Benefit : Symbol of Three Deva i.e. (Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesha). Best for those who have fallen prey to   inferiority complex or fear stricken and suffer from self hatred or mental strain.

Rudraksha : 4 Mukhi
Ruling God : Brahma
Ruling Planet : Mercury
Beeja Mantra : Om Hreem Namah
Major Benefit : Symbol of four Veda. The power of Brahma exists in its whole effectiveness and Divinity. It increases wit and intelligence. In mythology it represents Goddess Saraswati and Brahma.

Rudraksha : 5 Mukhi
Ruling God : Kalaagni Rudra
Ruling Planet : Jupiter
Beeja Mantra : Om Hreem Namah
Major Benefit : Symbol of Five Pandava. It is the form of Rudra named Kaalagni. Controls five elements i.e. Agni (fire), Jal (water), Vaayu (Air), Aakash(sky), Prithvi(Earth) in the body of the wearer therefore kills all diseases in all the weathers.

Rudraksha : 6 Mukhi
Ruling God : Kartikeya
Ruling Planet : Venus
Beeja Mantra : Om Hreem Hum Namah
Major Benefit : Related to Six Darshan. It keeps the anger, jealousy, excitation under control in the body of the wearer. It increases the nutritious elements of the Body resulting in the creation of new cosmic powers (Devi Shakti).

Rudraksha :  7 Mukhi
Ruling God : Mahalaxmi
Ruling Planet : Saturn
Beeja Mantra : Om Hum Namah
Major Benefit : Related to Seven Seas. Symbol of Anang Shiva. It represents Goddess Maha Laxmi. Good health and wealth is blesses to him who wears Seven Faced Rudraksha.

Rudraksha : 8 Mukhi
Ruling God : Ganesh
Ruling Planet : Rahu
Beeja Mantra : Om Hum Namah
Major Benefit : It is like eight mountains and has power of mountains. It is the second form of reflection of the first son of Lord Ganesh and is one who is worshipped prior to other gods.

Rudraksha : 9 Mukhi
Ruling God : Durga
Ruling Planet : Ketu
Beeja Mantra : Om Hreem Hum Namah
Major Benefit : Related to Nau Kuli Naag (Nine Cobra). It is the form of the Goddess Durga (Shakti). It contains the power of Nine Deities. By wearing nine faced Rudraksha the man gets blessings from Durga Shakti, the Supreme Mother.

Rudraksha : 10 Mukhi
Ruling God : Vishnu
Ruling Planet : None
Beeja Mantra : Om Hreem Namah
Major Benefit : It is related to Laxmi Narayana and represents all the ten embodiments of him. It helps the wearer to overcome difficult times and ensures that the wearer and the family of the wearer is protected.

Rudraksha : 11 Mukhi
Ruling God : Hanuman
Ruling Planet : None
Beeja Mantra : Om Hreem Hum Namah
Major Benefit : This Rudraksha belongs to Eleventh Rudra i.e. Lord hanumaan ji and has power of mountains. It destroys thousands of enemies and protects the wearer from all tantric effects.

Rudraksha : 12 Mukhi
Ruling God : Sun
Ruling Planet : Aum Kraum
Beeja Mantra : Sraum Raum Surya Namah
Major Benefit : Belongs to Twelve Panth. It is the Centre of Brilliancy and Luster and Radiance and Strength of 12 forms of the God The Sun SURYA.

Rudraksha : 13 Mukhi
Ruling God : Indra
Ruling Planet : Venus
Beeja Mantra : Om Hreem Namah
Major Benefit : Belongs to Thirteen Ratna (Gems). The wearer of this Rudraksha becomes intelligent, powerful, free from diseases, good spouse, sons and daughter.

Rudraksha : 14 Mukhi
Ruling God : Hanuman
Ruling Planet : Saturn
Beeja Mantra : Om Namah
Major Benefit : Belongs to Fourteen Vidhya (Art or skill). Wearer of this Rudraksha get success in all of his   works. It makes the wearer sharp and intelligent.

Rudraksha : 15 Mukhi
Ruling God : Lord Pashupati
Ruling Planet : None
Beeja Mantra : Om Namah Shivaya
Major Benefit : Related to fifteen tithi (i.e.; Indian calendar dates). Wearer get success on all the seven days of the week in his all ventures. He attains power and success in all of his works.

Rudraksha : 16 Mukhi
Ruling God : Victory
Ruling Planet :None
Beeja Mantra : Om Namah Shivaya
Major Benefit : Related to Sixteen Kala (i.e.; attainments and Siddhi). Invokes 16 Kala of Moon in the wearer and opens the passage of 16 attainments. He attains 16 Siddhis and attainments.

Rudraksha : 17 Mukhi
Ruling God : Vishvakarma
Ruling Planet : None
Beeja Mantra : Om Namah Shivaya
Major Benefit : Related to Mother Seeta. Gives the wearer all kind of comforts, leisure and happiness. It provides the wearer with Gold.

Rudraksha : 18 Mukhi
Ruling God : Mother Earth
Ruling Planet : None
Beeja Mantra : Om Namah Shivaya
Major Benefit : Related to Eighteen types of Vanaspati (herbs) in the Body. Protects the wearer from all kinds of evils and problems and removes laziness and excessive sleep

Rudraksha : 19 Mukhi
Ruling God : Lord Narayana
Ruling Planet : None
Beeja Mantra : Om Namah Shivaya
Major Benefit : Related to Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati and Lord Ganesha. This Rudraksha provides comfort of money, wife, sons and daughters.

Rudraksha : 20 Mukhi
Ruling God : Vishwasu Sadhu & Narayan
Ruling Planet : None
Beeja Mantra : Hidden
Major Benefit : Related to Vishwasu Sadhu Prani. Lord Shiva opens the power of truth for his words. It is a very powerful antidote for Saturn miseries.

Rudraksha : 21 Mukhi
Ruling God : Ek Alakh Niranjan that is Omkar
Ruling Planet : None
Beeja Mantra : Hidden
Major Benefit : Related to Ek Alakh Niranjan. It is the creator and do preservation of the universe.

Rudraksha : Gauri Shankar
Ruling God : Shiva & Parvati
Ruling Planet : Moon
Beeja Mantra : Om Shree GauriShankaraya Namah
Major Benefit : Regarded the best for peace and comfort in the family. If a man worships Gauri Shankar at his worshipping place, the pain and suffering and other earthly obstacles are destroyed and the peace and pleasure of family are increased.

Choosing your Rudraksha Combination
Choosing Rudraksha by Purpose
Power Pendants and Power Malas Section have been designed by combining the rudraksha of similar properties that solve a particular purpose and have been tested by feedbacks from the people to be very effective.

Power Combination : Saraswati Pendant for Students 
Rudraksha : 2 Nos. of 4 Mukhi + 1 No. of 6 Mukhi

Power Combination : For Unity of family (Family Bliss Pendant)   
Rudraksha : 2 Nos. of 2 Mukhi + 1 No. of Gauri Shankar

Power Combination : For every sort of Business   
Rudraksha : 6 Mukhi + 8 Mukhi + 12 Mukhi

Power Combination : For Iron, Chemical Process and Clothes Business   
Rudraksha : 6 Mukhi + 8 Mukhi + 15 Mukhi

Power Combination : For Females in Business   
Rudraksha : 6 Mukhi + 8 Mukhi + 9 Mukhi

Power Combination : For Attraction of Wealth and Prosperity   
Rudraksha : 2 Nos. of 6 Mukhi + 13 Mukhi

Power Combination : For Early Marriage   
Rudraksha : 2 Mukhi + 5 Mukhi + 7 Mukhi

Power Combination : For Politicians   
Rudraksha : 8 Mukhi + 12 Mukhi + 16 Mukhi

Power Combination : For Administrators
Rudraksha : 3 Mukhi + 4 Mukhi + 16 Mukhi

Power Combination : For Advocates   
Rudraksha : 4 Mukhi + 6 Mukhi + 8 Mukhi

Power Combination : For Doctors and Surgeons   
Rudraksha : 4 Mukhi + 9 Mukhi + 12 Mukhi

Power Combination : For Meditation and Yoga Practices 
Rudraksha : 1 Mukhi + 9 Mukhi + 11 Mukhi

Power Combination : For Protection (Males)   
Rudraksha : 2 Nos. of 3 Mukhi + 11 Mukhi

Power Combination : For Protection (Females)   
Rudraksha : 9 Mukhi

Power Combination : Power Bracelet for Power, Protection and power of Speech
Rudraksha : 3 No. of 4 Mukhi

Power Combination : For opening Intution power and 6th sense   
Rudraksha : 2 Nos. of 3 Mukhi + 14 Mukhi

Power Combination : For perfect Health (Health Power Pendant)   
Rudraksha : 3 Nos. of 3 Mukhi + 2 Nos. of 5 Mukhi + 12 Mukhi

Power Combination : For Marketing Persons (Marketing Power Pendant)   
Rudraksha : 7 Mukhi + 8 Mukhi + 12 Mukhi

Power Combination : For Power of 3 Deva (Siddha Kavach) 
Rudraksha :4 Mukhi + 5 Mukhi + 10 Mukhi

Power Combination : For Kaal Sarp removal (Kaal Sarp Pendant)   
Rudraksha : 2 Nos. of 8 Mukhi + 9 Mukhi

Power Combination : For Saturn Sade Sati removal (Saturn Sade Sati Pendant)
Rudraksha : 2 Nos. of 7 Mukhi + 11 Mukhi

Power Combination : For Nav Griha (9 Planets) Pacification
Rudraksha :2 Mukhi to 9 Mukhi + 12 Mukhi

Power Combination : Siddha Mala   
Rudraksha : 1 Mukhi to 14 Mukhi + Gauri Shankar + Ganesh Rudraksha

Choosing Rudraksha by Therapy

Theraphy : Heart, spine, diaphragm, thymus, blood, veins, eye sight
Rudraksha : 1 Mukhi, 12 Mukhi

Theraphy : Stomach including gastric processes, breasts, lymphatic and non blood fluid systems, perspiration and saliva and sympathetic nervous system Rudraksha : 2 Mukhi

Theraphy : Hands, arms, lungs, sensory organs, thyroid glands, brain disorders
Rudraksha :  4 Mukhi

Theraphy : Throat, neck, kidneys, sex organs, thyroid glands
Rudraksha :  6 Mukhi, 13 Mukhi

Theraphy : Sex glands, adrenal glands, red blood cells, stomach disorders, blood pressure disorders  
Rudraksha :  3 Mukhi

Theraphy : Liver, gallbladder, posterior lobe of the pituitary related to growth and thighs, blood pressure disorders Rudraksha : 5 Mukhi

Theraphy : Spleen, skeletal system including cartilage, skin, lower leg from the knee to the ankle and anterior lobe of the pituitary gland
Rudraksha : 7 Mukhi, 14 Mukhi

Theraphy : Skin problems, body pain
Rudraksha : 9 Mukhi

Theraphy : Sleep disorders
Rudraksha : 8 Mukhi

Theraphy : Nervous system disorders
Rudraksha : 11 Mukhi

The different parts of the Physical Body are governed by specific planetary principles. For example the knees, spleen and skeletal system are strongly influenced by the planet Saturn.

In Astrology they say that these parts of the body are " governed" by the Saturn principle.

To better know the principals behind Rudraksha Physical Therapy Recommendations here is how various organs are related to celestial bodies, along with their appropriate Rudraksha and Mantra that have the greatest influence on that part of the body.

Although different people will experience effects at different times a 40 day Discipline is a required minimum to properly feel the effects of Rudraksha Therapy.

Organ :  Heart, spine, diaphragm, thymus, blood and veins
Ruling Planet :  Sun
Mantra : Om Sri Suryaya Namah
Rudraksha : 1 & 12 Mukhi

Organ : Stomach including gastric, processes, breasts, lymphatic and non blood fluid systems, perspiration and saliva and sympathetic nervous system
Ruling Planet : Moon
Mantra : Om Shri Chandraya Namaha
Rudraksha : 2 Mukhi

Organ : Hands, arms, lungs, sensory organs, some thyroid gland influence
Ruling Planet : Mercury
Mantra : Om Sri Budhaya Namaha
Rudraksha : 4 Mukhi

Organ : Throat, neck, kidneys, secondary connection with sex organs and feet, some thyroid gland influence
Ruling Planet : Venus
Mantra : Om Shri Shukraya Namah
Rudraksha : 6 & 13 Mukhi

Organ : Sex glands, adrenal glands, red blood cells
Ruling Planet : Mars
Mantra : Om Shri Angarakaya Namah
Rudraksha : 3 Mukhi

Organ : Liver, gallbladder, posterior lobe of the pituitary related to growth and thighs
Ruling Planet : Jupiter
Mantra : Om Shri Gurave Namaha  
Rudraksha : 5 Mukhi  

Organ : Spleen, skeletal system including cartilage, skin, lower leg from the knee to the ankle and anterior lobe of the pituitary gland related to body type
Ruling Planet : Saturn
Mantra : Om Sri Shanaishwaraya Swaha  (For persons aged 29 and older)
Rudraksha : 7 & 14 Mukhi

Organ : Spleen, skeletal system including cartilage, skin, lower leg from the knee to the ankle and anterior lobe of the pituitary gland related to body type
Ruling Planet : Saturn
Mantra : Om Shanaishcharaya Namaha  (For persons under age 29)
Rudraksha : 7 & 14 Mukhi


Q: What is Rudraksha ? 
Rudraksha word is related to Hindu Religion. Rudraksha tree and seed both are called Rudraksha. In Sanskrit Rudraksham means Rudraksha fruit as well as Rudraksha tree. Rudraksha tree grows on mountains and hilly region of Nepal, Indonesia, Java, Sumatra and Burma. Its leaves are green in colour and the fruits are brown in color and sour in taste. The Rudraksha fruits also adorn the human beings because of spiritual values.

Q: Why it is so important ? What is its relevance ? 
Found in Ancient Indian Scriptures and texts: From ancient times, the power of Holy Rudraksha beads have been scripted in various religious texts like ShivmahaPurana, Shreemaddevibhagwat, Padma Purana, ling Purana, Ashtamalikopnishad, Nirnayasindhoo, Mantramaharnava, Mahakaal Sanmhita, Rudrakshajabalopnishad, Vrihajjabalopnishad, Shivaswarodaya and Sarvollastantra.

As per ancient Indian scriptures mentioned above Rudraksha is evolved from the eyes of Lord Shiva hence, it's called Rudraksha. Rudra means Shiva and Aksha means eyes. Aksha also means a group of alphabets in Sanskrit called Varna). As per details found in Halayudh Kosha(Ancient Scripture) letters from A to ksha that is 51 letters are called Aksha . Therefore, Rudraksha can be called as a seed in which a group of Sanskrit letters called Varna reside.
Q: What is Mukhi or Multifaceted Rudraksha ? 
As per details found in the Purana there are fourteen kinds of Rudraksha, which are called Mukhi or faceted Rudraksha. Mukhi or faces of Rudraksha are deep lines found on the surface of the Rudraksha from bottom to the top hole. The number of these lines decides about the type or Mukhi Rudraksha. For example, if a Rudraksha has three such lines it is called 3 Mukhi or 3 face Rudraksha.Other handwritten Scriptures found with various saints narrate the properties of 1 to 21 Mukhi Rudraksha. It is believed that these beads were available in the ancient time from 1 to 108 Mukhi. Now they have become most rare Natural thing.

Q: What is Mala or Rudraksha Rosary ? 
Rosary made out of Rudraksha Beads in the auspicious numbers like (108+1, 54+1, 27+1) is called Rudraksha Mala. The +1 bead is called as Sumeru(it is not crossed while chanting) which is considered as boundary for returning in reverse direction for further counting. Mala is used for wearing as well as for purpose of Japa (Chanting Mantra for Spiritual attainments). It is used to count Mantra in the above figure (108,54,27). The same Mala is not used for wearing as well as Japa. Mala rests on ring finger and middle finger is used for Japa. Index and smallest finger are considered as inauspicious for touching the Mala during Japa process. Rudraksha Rosary is considered as the only Rosary, which can be used for Japa of all kinds. The details found in the scriptures say that Rudraksha rosary should be worn after proper sanctification with Mantra.

Q: Is it for me ? Its advantage for human ?
Perfect for Body, Mind & spiritual gains: Rudraksha evokes power in the body, which fights against diseases hence improving overall health. As per Ayurveda, Rudraksha strengthens the body constitutions. It removes the blood impurities and strengthens the body substance. It removes the bacteria inside as well as outside the Human Body. Rudraksha removes the headache, cough, paralysis, and blood pressure, heart disease and maternity problems. Wearing of Rudraksha brings glow on the face, which results in calm and charming personality. Rudraksha rosary is used for Japa. The process of Japa increases spiritual power and self-confidence to move in multi direction of life. Therefore, Rudraksha seeds are found be useful for providing health benefits as well as helps in gaining spiritual success. Wearing Rudraksha results in the destruction of sins from previous birth that cause difficulties in the present life. The men who are Mlechchha, chandaal (impious and inhumane) or full of all kinds of vices can get the form of Lord Rudra by wearing Rudraksha. This helps in getting rid of all the sins and gets him to attain the supreme goal of his life.

Q: Does it have any Zodiac significance or relation ? 
As per the modern Astrologers; Rudraksha is used for removing malefic planetary effect. There are twenty seven Constellations. Each has control of one of the Nine Planets. Each constellation is controlled by some related Rudraksha. Therefore according to these constellations, various multifaceted Rudraksha are worn (Control planets) and is found useful in multidiscipline. The Multifaceted or Mukhi Rudraksha which has various planets residing on it, always receive energy from related planet. Its power of receiving energy is tremendous and it works like a reservoir. It not only receives energy, it is also known for emitting energy continuously. We have never come across any ancient authentic text which describe any relation between Rudraksha and planets; of course it is very clear that these Beads are above and beyond the control of any planetary effect or power.

Q: Is it spiritual or removes evil and negative effect ? 
Rudraksha is considered to be a spiritual bead. Used since ancient time for increasing the spiritual power, self confidence, courage and for building a positive attitude in multidiscipline area. As per the ancient Indian scripture like Purana, it is well known that Each Rudraksha is linked with Particular deity. This Positive Power in terms of Deva or Devi always protects the wearer from Negative Powers and enmity and provides a powerful shield against all negativities.

Q: Why it is considered as important for success in meditation ? 
The word Rudraksha has great importance as far as Indian culture as well as Hindu religion is concerned. This is due to its relation with Lord Shiva who is lord of all Deva( so called Mahadeva) and its role in meditation and spiritual attainments.

Q: Do the Rudraksha Really work ? 
Rudraksha definitely works unless it is Genuine, Not broken from its head and tail. It must be purified, sanctified and energised with the help of its Mantra. Otherwise it is as good as any other fancy Jewelry Pendant. Rudraksha becomes even more powerful and effective if more power is inserted through regular Japa and Hawan and through the ongoing process of retaining its power and sanctity.

Q: Are there any definitive tests ? 
Unfortunately, no. There are no definitive tests to test the authenticity of a Rudraksha except the discerning eye of an expert. When looking at the bead carefully, you'll find various deep dug lines separating the various faces of the Rudraksha bead. Ironically, humans have known to use their 'extreme skill' and try to 'carve' lines into the Rudraksha or 'wipe' them off, in order to change the faces or 'Mukhis' of the bead... i.e. 'alter' it according to their demands. It is extremely difficult to tell a genuine and a spurious Rudraksha apart, but the discerning eye of an expert can spot these 'manual interventions' and declare whether or not the Rudraksha has been tampered with.

Q: Do all the Rudraksha have the same power ? 
Every Rudraksha has unique properties and different power from other beads. Each has different deities residing in it depending upon the faces of the Bead. If the Rudraksha acquired is a Genuine Bead of good quality and it is properly sanctifies and energised with ancient technique of rigorous Mantra recitation and Hawan. It must be than safely reach to the person who intends to wear himself. The power is to be than maintained by the person himself following regular chanting of Rudraksha Mantra and practicing regular Hawan.

Q: How to get the maximum from my Rudraksha ? 
Now that you have got a Rudraksha that is empowered, you must try and maintain its power and get the maximum benefit from it. To get the maximum benefit from Rudraksha, you must have total belief and faith in them, and treat them as holy and sacred objects of worship and not as mere beads and understand their sanctity.

One should follow certain rules for maintaining its power and sanctity. The Rudraksha is a spiritual Gift from Lord Shiva; one should recite the Rudraksha Mantra daily after taking Bath in the morning and before going to bed in the night. One should not take the Rudraksha to inauspicious place e.g. Funeral place, cremation ground, where new born baby get birth.

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Selasa, 02 Desember 2014

Menu Sebelum dan Sesudah Olahraga

Asupan makanan sebelum dan setelah olahraga adalah bagian penting untuk memperoleh nutrisi maksimal. Selain aktivitas fisik, makanan berpengaruh bila ingin menurunkan berat badan atau memiliki tubuh ideal.
Makanan kaya protein akan mendukung kekuatan selama olahraga. Sedangkan kombinasi makanan protein dengan indeks gula rendah dan protein akan menjadi sumber tenaga saat melakukan latihan intens.
Agar memastikan tubuh bisa menyerap dan menggunakan makanan dengan baik, sebaiknya perhatikan waktu konsumsinya. Karbohidrat memiliki waktu metabolisme cepat, sekitar 30 menit, sedangkan protein bisa mencapai dua jam. 
Mengutip Body and Soul, ada lima menu sederhana kaya protein yang dapat dinikmati sebelum dan sesudah olahraga.

Sebelum olahraga:
Kombinasi kacang-kacangan
Agar tubuh memperoleh asupan protein, kacang-kacangan sangat baik untuk meningkatkan metabolisme. Kacang-kacangan memiliki asam lemak esensial, serat, protein, seng, magnesium, vitamin E dan B6 serta folat.
Telur mengandung konsentrasi tinggi protein daripada sebagian besar makanan lain. Telur juga mengandung delapan asam amino esensial yang dibutuhkan untuk pemulihan otot yang efektif.
Protein Bar
Walaupun banyak beredar protein bar, tetapi tidak semuanya memiliki kandungan sama. Sebagian diklaim sehat, namun ternyata kandungan gula di dalamnya lebih banyak daripada yang dianjurkan. Untuk itu, disarankan makan protein bar yang mengandung bahan-bahan alami dan pastikan mengecek kadar gulanya. 
Protein alpukat sangat mudah diserap tubuh karena kandungan serat tinggi dalam buah ini. Alpukat juga penuh dengan lemak jenuh, asam folat dan vitamin C, E dan K. Konsumsi alpukat setelah olahraga untuk menggantikan energi yang hilang. 
Ayam mengandung lebih banyak protein dan lebih sedikit lemak daripada daging merah. Agar nutrisi vitamin dan mineral yang diperoleh maksimal, pilih ayam organik. 

Sesudah olahraga:
Usai olahraga, tubuh perlu memulihkan tenaga. Ada lima camilan sehat yang takkan menambah lingkar pinggang, yaitu:
Buah ini tinggi kalium, enak dan murah serta sumber karboidrat penghasil energi. Pisang adalah camilan bagi pecinta kardio.
Oatmeal gandum 
Gandum adalah makanan lezat yang mudah dicerna sebelum atau setelah olahraga. Serat larut dalam oatmeal juga dapat membantu turunkan kolesterol. Kombinasikan dengan buah untuk menghasilkan efek antioksidan maksimal. 
Ubi jalar
Sebagai sumber karbohidrat, tanaman rambat ini dilengkapi vitamin dan mineral. Makan ubi jalar panggang dengan salad atau mengolahnya menjadi smoothies akan memberi suntikan energi menyehatkan. 
Sayuran hijau 
Brokoli, kacang hijau, selada, dan sayuran hijau lainnya membantu untuk mengatur nafsu makan, memperlambat pelepasan nutrisi lain dan meningkatkan penyerapan protein. Sayuran hijau juga membersihkan sistem tubuh dan memperbaiki metabolisme.
Makanan satu ini banyak dibicarakan sebagai makanan super karena merupakan karboidrat kompleks dan indek glikemik rendah. Keunggulan lainnya, quinoa memiliki kandungan protein lebih tinggi daripada kentang atau nasi. Di dalamnya juga mengandung asam amino yang dibutuhkan tubuh Anda untuk memperbaiki dan memulihkan tubuh 

Minggu, 30 November 2014


Kolesterol adalah sejenis lemak yang diproduksi oleh hati dan sel-sel lainnya. Kolesterol banyak terkandung didalam produk berbahan dasar susu, telur dan daging. Tubuh membutuhkan kolesterol untuk agar dapat berfungsi dengan baik, contoh, membran sel membutuhkan kolesterol untuk memproduksi hormon, vitamin D dan asam empedu untuk mencerna lemak. Jika kadar kolesterol dalam tubuh terlalu banyak, akan berbahaya bagi kesehatan jantung

High Cholesterol

Jika kadar kolesterol tinggi, artinya ada begitu banyak lemak didalam pembuluh darah sehingga darah menjadi sulit mengalir di dalam arteri. Jantung akan kekurangan oksigen, meningkatkan resiko serangan jantung dan stroke.



Kolesterol tinggi tidak menunjukan gejala apapun.
Kolesterol dibawa melalui darah dan melekat pada protein. Kombinasi kolesterol dan protein, disebut dengan lipoprotein. kenali tipe kolesterol dan kandungannya, yaitu :
·         Low-density lipoprotein (LDL), sering dikenal sebagai kolesterol jahat, karena menyebabkan timbunan plak di dinding pembuluh darah.
·         Very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) adalah tipe lipoprotein yang paling banyak mengandung trigliserida, sejenis lemak yang melekat pada protein didalam darah. VLDL menyebabkan LDL dalam darah membesar, akibatnya pembuluh darah menyempit.
·         High-density lipoprotein (HDL), sering dikenal sebagai kolesterol baik, fungsinya untuk 'membersihkan' kolesterol jahat dari darah.

Beberapa penyebab lain kolesterol tinggi adalah : Banyak mengkonsumsi makanan tidak sehat (berlemak), obesitas, jarang beraktivitas dan sebagai dampak dari penyakit lain (misalnya hipotiroid).

Risk Factor

Faktor pemicu kolesterol tinggi adalah :
·         Rokok

Rokok menyebabkan kerusakan pada dinding pembuluh darah, sehingga memperparah penimbunan lemak. merokok juga menurunkan kadar kolesterol baik.

·         Obesitas.
·         Diet yang buruk.

Terlalu banyak mengkonsumsi daging merah dan produk berbahan dasar susu.

·         Jarang berolahraga.
·         Tekanan darah tinggi dan diabetes.


Komplikasi yang mungkin terjadi adalah :
Aterosklerosis. Akumulasi dan penumpukan kolesterol pada dinding arteri (plak), akibatnya, sirkulasi darah berkurang, yang dapat menyebabkan : 
·         Nyeri pada bagian dada (angina).
·         Sakit jantung.
·         Stroke.

Disarankan untuk mengukur kadar kolesterol dan mengecek jantung.


Untuk mencegah kolesterol tinggi, disarankan untuk :
·         Diet (memperbanyak buah dan sayuran segar, mengurangi asupan garam).
·         Mengurangi berat badan.
·         Olahraga teratur.
·         Berhenti merokok.

Lemak Trans


Apa yang membuat crackers dan ayam goreng favorit Anda menjadi lebih gurih dan crispy? Jawabannya adalah trans fat.
Trans fat atau yang biasa disebut dengan lemak trans, memang dapat membuat makanan menjadi bertekstur, terasa lebih enak dan memberikan energi, tapi sangat berbahaya bagi kesehatan jantung. Lemak trans dapat meningkatkan kadar kolesterol, memperparah peradangan, menurunkan kadarkolesterol baik dan resiko kanker.
Berikut jenis makanan yang mengandung sangat banyak lemak trans :
Semua makanan yang di goreng (terutama kentang, ayam), kue pie, margarin, pancake, waffles, es krim, non dairy creamer, popcorn dalam kemasan, daging, biskuit, crackers, makanan beku dancreamy, makanan dalam kemasan (sudah diproses).
Jika Anda ingin hidup sehat, sangat disarankan untuk menghindari makanan kaya lemak yang disebut diatas. Anda dapat melihat kadarnya pada kemasan dan jika Anda makan di restoran, yang pastinya tidak ada informasi  mengenai kadar lemak tersebut, cukup makan setengah porsinya saja. Atau, makanlah sayuran atau buah terlebih dahulu, sebelum menyantap hidangan berlemak Anda.


Pemicu Gangguan Metabolisme

Metabolic syndrome atau yang sering disebut juga sebagai ‘gugusan’ faktor pemicu penyakit, terdiri dari : kadar gula darah tinggi, tumpukan lemak di sekitar perut, tekanan darah tinggi dan kadar kolesterol yang tidak sehat. Hal-hal tersebut dapat memicu berbagai penyakit serius pada pembuluh darah dan jantung Anda, seperti diabetes, serangan jantung juga stroke.
Faktor-faktor tersebut dapat bertambah buruk apabila :
·         Usia Anda bertambah.
Resiko akan meningkat mulai usia Anda memasuki dua puluh tahun dan meningkat menjadi dua kali lipat setelah usia Anda enam puluh tahun.
·         Terjadi pembekuan darah atau peradangan.
·         Menderita beberapa penyakit lainnya.
Misalnya lemak hati, batu empedu atau lipodistrofi (yang mempengaruhi pendistribusian lemak).
·         Keturunan.
·         Kadar insulin yang tidak stabil.
·         Obesitas. Terutama di bagian perut.
·      Pola hidup kurang sehat. Gemar makan makanan berlemak dan malas berolahraga.
·         Hormon tidak seimbang.

Metabolic syndrome umumnya tidak langsung menunjukan gejala, jadi untuk memastikannya, Anda harus memeriksakan diri ke dokter. Cegah segera dengan melakukan diet sehat untuk menjaga dan menurunkan berat badan (jika Anda menderita obesitas), kurangi konsumsi garam, berhenti merokok dan rajin berolah raga (tiga puluh menit sampai satu jam per hari).

11 Makanan Penurun Kolesterol

Beberapa makanan lezat berikut telah teruji manfaatnya bagi kesehatan Anda, makanan berikut berkhasiat menurunkan kadar kolesterol. Mungkin Anda dapat mencobanya sebagai makanan sehat pendamping olahraga rutin Anda.
Jeruk. Jeruk mengandung zat yang disebut dengan pektin. Sama seperti jenis serat larut lainnya, pektin dapat membentuk massa yang melekat pada perut dan menahan kolesterol dan membawanya keluar dari tubuh sebelum diserap ke dalam aliran darah. Selain memiliki kandungan serat, juga terdapat vitamin C, folat dan potassium.

Oat. Sangat kaya akan serat larut. Oat dapat dijadikan sarapan dan ditambah dengan buah-buahan untuk menambah cita rasa agar tidak hambar, misalnya potongan pisang atau apel. Dapat pula dihancurkan (dijadikan tepung), untuk mengganti tepung biasa, misalnya untuk membuat pancake atau muffin. 
Ikan sardin. Memiliki sangat banyak kandungan omega 3, yang dapat membantu menurunkan kadar kolesterol dan bertindak sebagai anti peradangan. Selain ikan sardin, ikan tuna dan salmon juga kaya akan omega 3. Hindari mengolah ikan dengan menggorengnya. Disarankan untuk mengonsumsi dua porsi ikan tersebut setiap minggunya.
Kacang pistachio. Sebuah studi menyatakan, mengonsumsi satu sampai dua genggam kacang pistachio sehari, selama empat minggu, dapat menurunkan kadar kolesterol jahat. Kacang ini juga kaya akan lemak tak jenuh, serat dan antioksidan yang baik untuk kesehatan jantung. Kacang-kacangan, juga baik untuk menggantikan protein hewani, yang umumnya mengandung lemak jahat. Pastikan kacang camilan Anda tidak diberikan bumbu tambahan (baik gula maupun garam).
Kacang-kacangan. Selain jenis kacang pistachio, kacang kenari, almond dan sejenisnya (termasuk kacang tanah) juga bisa membantu mengurangi kadar kolesterol dalam darah. kandungan omega-3 didalamnya juga bisa membantu memperbaiki kerusakan arteri yang disebabkan oleh penumpukkan lemak.
Minyak zaitun. Dengan mengkonsumsi dua sendok minyak zaitun perhari, akan membantu menurunkan kolesterol jahat dalam tubuh Anda. Minyak zaitun bisa digunakan untuk campuran salad sayuran, untuk membubui masakan atau sebagai pengganti mentega.
Tomat. Rajin mengonsumsi tomat amat membantu menurunkan kadar kolesterol. Bisa dimakan langsung ataupun dijus.
Bawang putih. Selain baik untuk menurunkan kadar kolesterol, bawang putih juga bermanfaat dalam menjaga kesehatan jantung dan mencegah penyakit berbahaya lainnya. Cukup konsumsi satu siung bawang putih segar setiap harinya.
Yoghurt. ‘Si asam’ ini bisa membantu mencegah penyerapan kolesterol kedalam darah. pilihlah yoghurt yang plain.
Delima. Buah ini bisa membantu mengurangi penimbunan plak pada arteri.
Teh hijau. Alangkah baiknya, makanan sehat juga dipadukan dengan minuman yang sehat. Teh hijau mengandung zat yang bisa membantu meningkatkan kolesterol baik dan mencegah penumpukkan kolesterol jahat. Pastinya, hindari meminum teh hijau ini dengan tambahan gula.
Untuk menghindari kadar kolesterol kembali meningkat, hindari sering mengonsumsi daging merah, susu berlemak, margarin dan camilan seperti kue dan biskuit manis.

Makanan yang Bisa Menurunkan Kadar Kolesterol

Ketika seseorang mengalami kondisi dimana kadar kolesterol darahnya meningkat, orang tersebut biasanya akan disarankan untuk mengatur pola makan serta mengurangi bahkan tidak lagi mengonsumsi beberapa jenis makanan tertentu agar kadar kolesterol darahnya tidak naik. Lazimnya, jika ingin sehat, kita harus berusaha agar tidak memakan jenis makanan pemicu lonjakan kolesterol jahat, dan sebaliknya memperbanyak konsumsi makanan bergizi serta makanan yang bisa meningkatkan kadar kolesterol baik (HDL).
Ketika mengonsumsi makanan bergizi, Anda bukan hanya mencegah kemungkinan naiknya kadar kolesterol, namun juga dapat menurunkan resiko yang terkait dengan tingginya kadar kolesterol dalam darah, misalnya saja resiko terkena penyakit jantung koroner, penyempitan pembuluh darah serta stroke. Dengan memilih jenis makanan yang tepat, Anda akan terhindar dari berbagai penyakit tersebut dan tentunya memiliki hidup yang lebih sehat.

Makanan untuk Menurunkan Kolesterol

Pada dasarnya, seseorang dengan kolesterol tinggi dianjurkan untuk tidak mengonsumsi makanan yang mengandung kadar lemak jenuh, yang bisa mengakibatkan semakin bertambah tingginya kadar kolesterol jahat di dalam pembuluh darah, yang kemudian bisa mengakibatkan penyempitan pembuluh darah. Akan tetapi, selain menghindari jenis makanan tertentu, Anda juga bisa mengonsumsi makanan yang benar-benar bisa menurunkan kadar kolesterol jahat di dalam darah. Beberapa jenis bahan makanan ternyata telah terbukti mampu melakukan hal tersebut. Berikut beberapa di antaranya:
·         Makanan Kaya Omega 3. Omega 3 merupakan zat gizi yang sudah tidak diragukan lagi khasiatnya dalam hal menurunkan efek buruk kolesterol dalam darah. Omega 3 telah terbukti secara ilmiah dapat membantu menurunkan kadar kolesterol secara signifikan, mencegah pengentalan darah akibat penumpukan kolesterol  dan mengurangi resiko terserang penyakit yang terkait dengan kolesterol tinggi. Makanan kaya Omega 3 antara lain ikan laut seperti salmon dan tuna serta kacang-kacangan seperti almond. Kedua jenis makanan ini tak perlu dikhawatirkan karena merupakan sumber lemak tak jenuh.
·         Sumber Serat. Makanan seperti buah dan sayur beraneka warna serta karbohidrat komplek seperti serealia utuh bisa membantu menurunkan kadar kolesterol, menyehatkan pencernaan serta memberikan suplai nutrisi yang bisa mengurangi resiko stroke, hipertensi dan penyakit jantung koroner. Untuk buah dan sayurnya, pastikan Anda memakan mereka dalam bentuk sesegar mungkin dan pastikan mengonsumsi yang jenisnya berwarna-warni, agar variasi nutrisinya semakin banyak.
·         Teh Hijau. Jenis teh ini telah diteliti memiliki komponen kimiawi yang bisa mendorong aktifitas pembakaran sel lemak, termasuk kolesterol jahat. Mengganti kopi Anda dengan teh hijau setiap pagi dan sore bisa membantu menurunkan kadar kolesterol secara signifikan, apalagi jika pola makan juga diubah. Akan tetapi, sebaiknya teh jangan diminum setelah makan agar tidak mengacaukan penyerapan protein yang penting. Tunggu kira-kira 2 jam sebelum atau sesudah makan.
·         Kayu Manis. Serbuk kayu manis bukan hanya menambah citarasa sedap pada makanan dan minuman, namun juga bisa membantu menurunkan kadar kolesterol jahat dalam darah. Anda juga tak perlu mengonsumsinya terlalu banyak; ½ sendok teh bubuk kayu manis pun cukup untuk jatah sehari. Taburkan di atas roti gandum utuh panggang, bubur oat atau dicampur ke dalam smoothieuntuk memperkaya rasa.
·         Lemon Segar. Buah lemon mengandung senyawa yang dapat membantu menurunkan kolesterol seperti antioksidan serta senyawa kimiawi yang disebut limonoid. Jika Anda mengalami masalah kolesterol tinggi yang parah, minum jus lemon yang diperas sendiri, yang ditambah sedikit gula rendah kalori dan sedikit taburan bubuk cabai untuk meningkatkan metabolisme.
Libatkan semua jenis makanan ini dalam diet Anda untuk membantu menurunkan kadar kolesterol dalam darah secara alami. Tapi jika kadar kolesterol Anda cukup tinggi, tetap disarankan untuk berkonsultasi dengan dokter untuk menentukan perlu tidaknya pemberian obat resep tertentu.

Turunkan Kolesterol Untuk Kesehatan

Selama ini, kata kolesterol darah sering diidentikkan dengan sesuatu yang jahat. Padahal, kolesterol sebenarnya selalu ada di dalam tubuh kita dan malah sangat penting untuk mendukung proses penting dalam tubuh, misalnya membuat hormon yang penting untuk kelangsungan fungsi organ tubuh. Akan tetapi, jika kolesterol melebihi kadar normal, barulah hal itu berbahaya karena sel-sel lemak yang membentuk kolesterol bisa menyumbat pembuluh darah, mengeras dan mempersempit pembuluh darah. Jika sudah begitu, ancaman penyakit seperti stroke dan jantung koroner pun mengintai.
Berapa Banyak Kolesterol Harus Diturunkan?
Ketika memeriksakan kadar kolesterol ke dokter, Anda harus memastikan bahwa semua komponen kolesterol di dalam darah berada dalam kadar normal. LDL dan trigliserida harus kurang dari 150 mg/dl, sementara bacaan normal kolesterol secara keseluruhan harus di bawah 200 mg/dl. Di antara Anda mungkin ada yang bacaannya sedikit melewati angka normal, dan disarankan untuk melakukan beberapa langkah pencegahan agar angka kadar kolesterol tidak semakin naik.
Semakin tinggi bacaan kolesterol darah Anda, semakin tinggi pula resiko kesehatan dan semakin panjang perjalanan Anda untuk menurunkan kadarnya. Akan tetapi, hal ini bukannya tidak bisa dilakukan. Ketika bacaan kolesterol Anda nampak tinggi, Anda bisa melakukan berbagai cara untuk menurunkannya.

Cara Menurunkan Kolesterol Darah
Usaha menurunkan kadar kolesterol seharusnya tidak hanya dilakukan saat bacaan kadar kolesterol Anda sudah tinggi, namun juga saat Anda sedang sehat. Dengan demikian, Anda akan selalu sehat dan tidak perlu mengalami masalah kesehatan dulu sebelum sadar bahwa kadar kolesterol Anda sudah terlalu tinggi. Biasanya, ketika kadar kolesterol Anda nampak cukup tinggi, dokter akan memberikan resep obat seperti fibrates, niacin dan resin dari asam empedu.
Untuk penanganan alami tanpa obat, berikut adalah beberapa cara yang bisa Anda lakukan:
·       Olahraga secara teratur, minimal 20-30 menit sehari. Olahraga tidak perlu yang sulit; Anda bisa mengenakan sepatu yang nyaman lalu berjalan kaki keliling komplek, atau malah di rumah saja dan melakukan lompat tali atau naik sepeda. Olahraga merupakan cara yang bagus untuk menurunkan kadar kolesterol jahat serta meningkatkan kolesterol baik.
·        Makan makanan yang banyak serat, omega 3, vitamin dan mineral. Semua jenis zat gizi ini baik untuk kesehatan dan bahkan bisa membantu menurunkan kadar kolesterol di dalam darah (terutama omega 3-nya). Sumber makanan yang baik adalah putih telur, ikan salmon, ikan tuna, oat, sayuran dan buah berbagai warna serta minyak yang sehat seperti minyak kanola, zaitun, kedelai atau biji rami. Jangan terlalu banyak makan sumber lemak jenuh macam makanan cepat saji, makanan kalengan, gorengan, jeroan, kuning telur dan sebagainya.
·     Hindari merokok, karena bisa membuat kadar kolesterol baik Anda menurun. Selain itu, racun nikotin dalam rokok akan membuat resiko sakit jantung dan kanker meningkat.
·    Jika tak bertentangan dengan obat yang diminum, Anda boleh mencoba suplemen dengan kandungan tanaman yang sudah diteliti berpotensi membantu menurunkan kadar kolesterol, misalnya mengkudu. Jangan lupa berkonsultasi dengan dokter Anda sebelum mencobanya.

Lalu, berapa banyak kolesterol harus diturunkan? Tergantung pada tingkat resiko Anda sebagai individu. Jika Anda adalah individu beresiko tinggi mengalami kenaikan kadar kolesterol, Anda harus bisa menurunkan kadar kolesterol jahat sampai di bawah 70 mg/dl. Akan tetapi, untuk individu beresiko rendah, Anda bisa mencoba sampai target hitungan kadar kolesterol di bawah 150 mg/dl.

Kolesterol Baik

HDL atau yang lebih dikenal dengan sebutan kolesterol baik, berfungsi untuk membuang kolesterol jahat dari pembuluh darah. HDL dapat membantu mencegah terjadinya penyempitan pembuluh darah. Faktanya, ada sangat banyak orang yang menderita kolesterol tinggi, namun sebagian orang lagi mengalami kadar HDL (High-density lipoprotein) di bawah normal.
Meski sekilas seperti tidak berbahaya, hal ini dapat mengindikasikan adanya gangguan kesehatan pada jantung Anda, di masa mendatang. Berikut beberapa cara sederhana untuk menaikan kadar kolesterol baik Anda :
·         Melakukan aktivitas fisik (olahraga) selama setengah jam sehari, minimal lima kali seminggu. Anda dapat melakukan aerobic, bersepeda, berenang atau berjalan. Melakukan aktivitas sehari-hari di rumah seperti berkebun juga dapat membantu.
·         Menjalankan diet yang tepat, hindari mengkonsumsi makanan yang mengandung lemak jenuh, karena dapat menaikan kadar kolesterol jahat dan merusak pembuluh darah.
·         Rutin mengkonsumsi oat dan kacang-kacangan. Bisa dijadikan sarapan.
·         Minum jus jeruk setiap hari. Antioksidan dalam jeruk yang tinggi dapat menaikkan kadar HDL.
·         Mengkonsumsi makanan dan suplemen omega-3.
·         Konsumsi kacang kedelai yang kaya akan serat. Protein yang ada pada kedelai baik untuk menggantikan protein yang berasal dari hewan.
·         Berhenti merokok. Berhenti merokok dapat meningkatkan kadar kolesterol baik hingga sepuluh persen.
·         Menurunkan berat badan. Obesitas adalah salah satu pemicu turunnya kolesterol baik.
·         Ganti minyak goreng biasa Anda dengan minyak zaitun.
·         Membatasi konsumsi alkohol. Mengkonsumsi alkohol berlebih dapat mengakibatkan gangguan kesehatan serius termasuk tekanan darah tinggi dan stroke.