Research about the benefits of ginger herbal tea confirms that this delicious, fragrant tea can provide relief from nausea and vomiting, help to lower high cholesterol levels, and much, much more.
Ginger herbal tea is one of the most popular herbal teas around the world, and so very beneficial for our health in many ways, too.
And, we are fortunate to have a wealth of information about this amazing tea - not only from traditional herbal wisdom that has been passed down over the years, but also, now, from scientific studies targeting ginger tea.
If you haven't had a chance to browse through our other Ginger Tea Research pages, they begin here. Otherwise, keep reading to learn more about some of the recent research examining ginger's benefits for our health and wellness.
Researchers at Babol University of Medical Sciences in Babol, Iran, looked at the effect of ginger on cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Each of the 85 participants in this 2008 study had high cholesterol and high triglyceride levels, but were otherwise generally healthy.
After being assigned randomly to one of two groups, each participant was given either 1 g ginger 3 times per day or a placebo 3 times daily, according to his or her group, for 45 days.
In this study, the ginger treatment resulted in substantially improved cholesterol and triglyceride levels as compared to the placebo treatment, with those in the ginger group showing a significant decrease in LDL cholesterol and increase in HDL cholesterol.
A review of research regarding the effectiveness of ginger in helping to manage nausea and vomiting examined six randomized, placebo-controlled studies. The review of these studies concluded that ginger is a successful remedy for seasickness, morning sickness, postoperative nausea, and nausea resulting from chemotherapy.
Another research review examined ginger's ability to prevent or relieve the nausea and vomiting that so often follow surgery.
This review, which considered five separate studies involving 363 participants, concluded that a daily dose of at least 1 g ginger is an effective treatment for reducing the chance of postoperative nausea and vomiting.
Only one potential ginger side effect - abdominal discomfort - was reported by participants in the studies reviewed.
Interested in reading more? You'll find the abstract for this review, which was published in 2006, here.
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While many of us drink tea for pure enjoyment, others of us include tea in our daily lives not only because it tastes and smells so delightful, but also for the benefits this amazing beverage can offer for our health on many levels!
The valuable information provided for us by current scientific research tops off the wisdom passed down from herbalists and other healers through the years, and lets us rest assured that teas and herbal tisanes can help and support us in so many ways.