Skip to content

Helping to Breathe: Bronchodilatory effect of ginger

May 29, 2013

Ginger has anti-hyperactivity and anti-inflammation on airways. Ginger has always had a special value for helping people to clear their airways or stave off the symptoms of colds etc.

A study Mangprayool et al investigated the bronchodilatory activity of ginger oil and identified its active compound.

 GINGER

A bronchodilator is a substance that dilates the bronchi and bronchioles, decreasing resistance in the respiratory airway and increasing airflow to the lungs. Bronchodilators may be endogenous (originating naturally within the body), or they may be medicinal administered for the treatment of breathing difficulties. They are most useful in obstructive lung diseases, of which asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are the most common conditions.

Citral, eucalyptol and camphene were found to be the major components of Ginger oil.

The animal study provides the pharmacological basis supporting the therapeutic potential of Z. officinale (Ginger) as a bronchodilator.

Check out The Wise Herb Company’s UP&GO for potential help in this area….also contains Liquorice!

BIODEGALL_02

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

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

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com 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 )

Google+ photo

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

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: