A first line of defense to manage cholesterol?
Thelkadda
Thelkadda: to control cholesterol

This is a native preparation, used in Kerala by many people I know, to manage cholesterol levels. Dried leaves of this plant are boiled in water for about 15 minutes and the filtered water is drunk. Seems to be pretty effective in lowering cholesterol levels. The plant is called Thelkkada in Malayalam.