Ginger may be considered a functional food for the prevention and treatment of hypertension and hypertension complications, some studies found.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) or ginger root, the second superfood used for thousands of years by mankind, is the genus Zingiber, belonging to the family Zingiberaceae, native to Tamil.
The root has been used in traditional and Chinese medicine to treat dyspepsia, gastroparesis, constipation, edema, difficult urination, colic, etc.
Hypertension of high blood pressure is a chronic condition of abnormally high blood pressure.
It is one of the members of a cluster of metabolic syndrome associated with the onset of cardiovascular disease.
Believe or not, people with high blood pressure are most likely to develop hyperglycemia (Anomally high blood glucose) and hyperlipidemia (abnormally high blood cholesterol).
According to the statistic, approximately 1 in 3 adults in the US has high blood pressure, affecting over 75 million or 32% of the American adults (32%).
With an aim to find a natural ingredient or formula for the prevention and treatment of high blood pressure, researchers examine the effect of herbal treatment on blood pressure (BP) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).
The clinical trial included 204 T2DM patients randomly assigned to four intervention groups receiving 3 g cinnamon, 3 g cardamom, 1 g saffron or 3 g ginger with three glasses of black tea, and one control group consuming only three glasses of tea without any herbals, for 8 weeks.
All medicinal plants exerted a significant effect in lowering the high blood pressure.
Ginger intake affected systolic BP compared to other medical plants intake and control.
The study divided testes animals into seven groups (n = 10): normotensive control rats; induced (l-NAME hypertensive) rats; hypertensive rats treated with atenolol (10 mg/kg/day); normotensive and hypertensive rats treated with 4% supplementation of turmeric or ginger, respectively.
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(1) Effect of cinnamon, cardamom, saffron and ginger consumption on bloodpressure and a marker of endothelial function in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: A randomized controlled clinical trial. by Azimi P1,2, Ghiasvand R1,2, Feizi A3, Hosseinzadeh J1,2, Bahreynian M1,2, Hariri M1,2, Khosravi-Boroujeni H. (PubMed)
(2) Dietary Supplementation of Ginger and Turmeric Rhizomes Modulates Platelets Ectonucleotidase and Adenosine Deaminase Activities in Normotensive and Hypertensive Rats by Akinyemi AJ1,2,3, Thomé GR3, Morsch VM3, Bottari NB3, Baldissarelli J3, de Oliveira LS3, Goularte JF4, Belló-Klein A4, Oboh G1, Schetinger MR. (PubMed)
(3) Dietary Approaches to Prevent Hypertension by Lydia A. Bazzano, Torrance Green, Teresa N. Harrison, and Kristi Reynolds. (PMC)