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Avocado, Persea americana

Family:

Lauraceae

Found in:

Medicinal Garden

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Medicinal Garden information:

Has cholesterol lowering effects.

Could be beneficial for patients with hypercholesterolemia; cholesterol lowering effects may be due to the high content of unsaturated fatty acids and other compounds including tocopherols, oleic acid, vitamin E, sterols and volatile oils.

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