Ginger tea is often used as a medicinal tonic in India and it has been identified as a source of ginger tea, scientists have said.
The research by the National Institute of Health and Family Welfare (NIIFW) has revealed the ginger tea in the region as the source of the beverage, said a statement.
The ginger tea was found in a cluster of villages in the state of Chhattisgarh.
It was the first time ginger tea had been identified in the world and has been the subject of research by scientists in India for several years, said the NIIFW.
It is the first such ginger tea found in the country.
The NIIfw said the findings showed ginger tea is popular in Chhattiasgarh and that the availability of the tea has increased.
“The study shows that the use of ginger has increased over the last two decades in Chhatisgarhan and that consumption of ginger was widespread during this time,” said NIIW Director Dr. Satish Kumar.
The institute said the research could be useful for improving health outcomes in Chhechsgarh, where there are few medical facilities and public transport is scarce.
“It could be of great benefit to health care workers in the State and the rural areas,” said Dr. Kumar.