Saturday, April 3, 2010

Resists Asthma

Asthmatic attack is intimidating. Especially when there are children in the house with such diseases. What happened to asthma sufferers is due to chronic inflammation in their airway passage. Such inflammation causes the narrowing of the bronchi (a plural form of bronchus, meaning: branches of trachea) of the sufferers.

When asthmatic attack is underway, the smooth muscles in bronchi will tend to constrict, and this causes the airways become swollen and inflamed, as a result, breathing difficulties are encountered by sufferers. Most of the obvious symptoms are very well known by all of us, with the likes of experiencing tight chest, and with wheezing sound as the sign of breathing difficulties and internal air obstructions.

Currently, a preliminary study from a New Zealand company Plant & Food Research might be a relief antidote to many asthma sufferers out there. What they have found in their study, was that blackcurrants might contain natural chemicals which could potentially curb these hazardous attacks.

The mentioned researchers discovered a natural compound in New Zealand blackcurrants which is called epigallocatechin. Such compound is said to be able to reduce inflammation in lung tissues. Speaking of New Zealand blackcurrants, it does not mean that you must get these useful compounds by booking an expensive air ticket and get it these invaluable blackcurrants from New Zealand. Such compound, can be found in other fruits such as persimmon and pomegranate.

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