The phytotherapeutic product Somras (in Sanskrit meaning “Elixir of Health”) is made of phytoherapeutic agents as garlic, ginger, lemon, apple cider vinegar and honey according the Ayurveda technology. Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is the most common cause of death in a civilized world. The death rate for CVD is still high in the Czech Republic, accounting for 51% of the total annual mortality rate, and 35% in the European Union. The imperative of the time is to look for new ways in the prevention and treatment of risk factors of civilization diseases. In the literature and in the old pharmacopoeia, we find information about the beneficial effect of some phytopharmacs on the function of the cardiovascular system. The main objective of the presented study was to assess the therapeutic preventive effect of phytotherapeutic product Somras as a food supplement, and its influence on selected risk factors of civilization diseases in the pilot research project.

Keywords: civilization diseases, phytopharmacies, cardiovascular system, food supplement “Somras”, Ayurveda.

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