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The ashitaba plant is used to treat digestive problems, high cholesterol and gout, but little is known about its real benefits and risks, as of 2015, reports WebMD. Certain lab studies on animals suggest that the ashitab... More »

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Krill oil can be used to treat several health conditions, such as high cholesterol, heart disease, cancer, stroke, depression, osteoarthritis and high triglyceride levels. It is also believed to help with premenstrual sy... More »

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Tart cherry extract is a form of alternative medicine that is said to have many health benefits, such as reducing inflammation and fighting gout. The flavonoids in cherries perform as antioxidants in the body, destroying... More »

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According to WebMD, rhodiola is used for increasing mental capacity, strength, stamina and energy, as well as to improve athletic performances, fight depression, and treat heart disorders and high cholesterol. WebMD expl... More »

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The evident benefit of taking alfalfa supplements is the lowering of cholesterol levels in individuals with high cholesterol levels, according to WebMD. There is insufficient evidence about its effects on additional cond... More »

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Kefir is used to assist in digestion, upset stomach, lactose intolerance and diarrhea among people following a regimen of antibiotics or who have high cholesterol, according to WebMD. Kefir is a beverage made by fermenti... More »

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Emu oil can be applied to the skin to relieve muscle pain and soreness, aching joints, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, shin splints and gout, according to WebMD. Emu oil is sometimes placed inside the nose to help trea... More »

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