Columbia University Medical Center

Health: Ginger/ Asthma

Researchers at Columbia University, working with human bronchial tissue samples, found that purified components of ginger can significantly increase the relaxing effects of such medicines. In a presentation to the International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, Elizabeth Townsend explained that the ginger components inhibit an enzyme and a protein structure which play a role in constricting the smooth bronchial muscles… The U.S. National Institutes of Health estimates that 300 million people worldwide suffer from asthma.