11. Manage Allergies and Asthma
Ginger is a helpful natural remedy for people living with Th2 dominance. Th2 is responsible for allergic reactions, and people with Th2 dominance experience allergic reactions to a variety of foods and environmental factors. Th2 is also responsible for the development of asthma symptoms as well.
The active ingredient in ginger known as, “Zerumbone,” enhances Th1 function in people with asthma and allergy symptoms. Zerumbone decreases the production of Th2 immune substances, allowing the immune system to rebalance and reduce allergy symptoms and sensitivity.
Studies show that Zerumbone reduces asthma symptoms in mice, such as mucus production and lung inflammation. Regular administration of ginger in your diet can suppress Th2 immune response and airway inflammation. The same studies also show that the compound affects gene activity that perpetuates Th2 dominance, with long-term outcomes providing a significant reduction.
Drinking ginger tea daily, or adding ginger to your meals, may provide you with some relief from your symptoms, and reduce the severity of allergic reactions and asthma attacks.