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Policosanol: Sugar Cane, Saccharum officinarum

Family:

Poaceae

Found in:

Medicinal Garden

By B.Navez [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By B.Navez [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Medicinal Garden information:

Policosanol, a chemical derived from sugar cane, may lower the risk of coronary heart disease.

Policosanol may lower the risk of CHD by reducing levels of total cholesterol and LDL-C as well as ratios of LDL-C to HDL-C and total cholesterol to HDL-C and by increasing HDL-C

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