G IS FOR GINGER
Ginger has been used by traditional societies since ancient times for its anti-nausea, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, antioxidant and anti-parasitic powers. It is now the subject of much scientific study for its advanced antiinflammatory properties. New research points to its capacity to open constricted airways – demonstrated in several recent studies, in animals and in human cells tested in a lab. The suggestion is that ginger is beneficial for asthmatics to consume regularly, alongside normal medication, because of its potent anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.