I would think that they qualify as home remedies. For instance, I use a variety of cold-pressed oils in my cooking and also include ghee in my diet. I consume nuts and seeds and 7-8 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables, a day, and a variety of whole grains. I garnish dals with freshly chopped and lightly sautéed garlic and have a medium-sized onion along with my lunch.
Our eating habits have helped my husband, and I maintain our blood pressure and blood sugar levels and keep cholesterol under control. Our HDL levels are within the healthy range of 40 to 60 mg/d, without ever resorting to medication.