Cholesterol is considered to be white and powdery substance that is found in almost all animal cells. Animal based foods also contain cholesterol however plants don’t have it. Instead of its bad impression in everyone’s mind, cholesterol performs some important functions in the human body. This includes repairing cell membranes, producing hormones such as testosterone and estrogens. It also manufactures vitamin on the skin surface in the presence of ultraviolet rays of the sun. Research shows that this could be possibly helping cell connecting the brain and is important for memory and learning process.
Irrespective of its benefit, when this gets raised in blood creates hazard consequences depending upon which type of cholesterol is disturbed. Body gets some cholesterol from the diet itself, but 2/3 rd of it is produced by the largest gland in the body called liver.
Ayurveda approaches this as srotogatah dushit Kapha Dosha. Srotus are the micro channels of the body. When Kapha Dosha gets vitiated it gets the form of plaques and occupies bodily channels. The flow of the blood gets restricted and hence creates danger.