Saturday, August 3, 2013

A Little Known Fact- Ginger Can Help Treat Asthma Flare Ups!

gingerIncluding Ginger to asthma medications can increase their effectiveness. 

Asthma is a chronic disease of the lungs.  It causes your airways to swell and ultimately causing you to have a harder time breathing in and out. Asthma flare ups can vary in intensity and can be caused by a host of factors including allergies, stress, cigarette smoke, obesity and others.

Flare ups can occur from up to a few times a day to a few times a month. It is very important that the causes of these flare ups are identified and avoided as much as possible.

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Scientists have discovered that components in Ginger interact with the Beta Agonists, thus making it far easier for them to relax your respiratory muscles and restore normal breathing.

Beta Agonists work by relaxing the respiratory muscles and opening up the airways, thus allowing more air into the lungs and restoring normal breathing.

The unraveling of the way some of Ginger’s compounds work show that we may be able to find a much more effective and side-effect free asthma treatment medication.

In the research, scientists took samples of tissue from a person suffering from asthma. This sample was treated with the Beta Agonist isoproterenol and 3 different Ginger compounds- 6-Gingerol , 8-Gingerol and 6-Shogaol.

The results showed that out of the three, 6-Shogaol is the component of Ginger that magnified the Beta Agonist’s relaxing effect on the muscles around the airways the most.

All three components, however, possessed the property of suppressing an enzyme, known to cause asthma flare ups.

The data and the results of the research are presented in the annual American Thoracic Society conference in Philadelphia.

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