Skip to content

Ginger and Airway Anti-Viral Benefits

November 11, 2012

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a spice used widely as a medicinal plant in India and China. Ginger, in medicinal herbal mixes, has been used against human respiratory syncytial virus (HRSV).  It is suggested that Ginger has antiviral activity.

In a study by Chang et al, they tested the hypothesis that ginger can effectively decrease HRSV-induced plaque formation in respiratory mucosal cell lines.

The investigators showed that fresh ginger inhibited HRSV-induced plaque formation.

In conclusion, fresh ginger seems to be effective against HRSV-induced plaque formation on airway epithelium by blocking viral attachment and internalization.  Ginger is a key component of the InnOrbit infusions in in the The Wise Herb Company range.

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: