The third most common herb that effectively lowers cholesterol level in the body is ginger. It does so by preventing the oxidation of cholesterol through an enzyme it produces. Consuming ginger for medical reasons is not difficult because it has a pleasant taste. Many people even drink its extract regularly. Powdered ginger is available in groceries and can be mixed with warm water and taken like tea. There is no known overdose for taking ginger daily but doctors recommend not exceeding two teaspoons daily to be safe. For accurate dosage and if really needed for high cholesterol, ginger capsules are available as a food supplement and can be bought in many pharmacies and health stores.