In a study published in the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, the effect of ginger on the lipid levels was investigated.
The study noted, “45 patients in the treatment group and 40 patients in the placebo group participated in this study”.
“There was a significant reduction in triglyceride, cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), very low-density lipoprotein, levels of before and after study separately in each group,” it continued.
“Mean changes in triglyceride and cholesterol levels of the ginger group were significantly higher than the placebo group.
“Mean reduction in LDL level and increase in high density lipoprotein level of ginger group were higher than the placebo group, but in VLDL level of placebo was higher than ginger.”