Ingredients for ginger can make breathing easier for people with asthma, scientists from Columbia University, whose work was presented at the international conference of the American Thoracic Society in Philadelphia, have established. About this writes RIA Novosti. “Asthma has spread more and more in recent years, but despite an understanding of its nature and developmental mechanisms, over the past 40 years only a few drugs have been found that can alleviate the symptoms of this disease. In our study, we show that peeled ginger ingredients can work in conjunction with
beta-agonists to relax the muscles of the airways, ”the agency quotes Dr. Elizabeth Townsend from the Department of Anesthesiology at Columbia University. Researchers studied airway tissue samples, exposing them to acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that causes bronchospasm. Scientists then mixed the isoproterenol beta agonist with three separate components of ginger: 6-gingerol, 8-gingerol or 6-shogaol. All tissue samples were exposed to each of the three mixtures, and muscle relaxation reactions were recorded for comparison. The combination of ginger components with a traditional medicine gave the best effect.
rather than using the drug alone. The best results were shown by the third component of ginger 6-shogaol.