Thursday, 2 August 2018
Ginger tea could banish bad breath
Drinking ginger tea could help people to avoid bad breath, according to research.
Gingerol, the chemical which gives ginger its spicy flavour, stimulates an enzyme in the mouth which breaks down the substances which make breath smell bad.
Sulfur-containing compounds from food can create an unpleasant smell in people's mouth, contributing to halitosis – the medical name for bad breath.
But gingerol, which can get into the body from eating or drinking the root, boosts the level of the enzymes needed to get rid of the smell by 16 times in just seconds.