Ginger contains wide range of antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory molecules which reduce inflammation and can help support the immune system and defend against viruses. Whilst inflammation is an important part of the immune system, chronic inflammation can harm your immune system and lead to auto-immune diseases. Eating a diet high in antioxidant foods may help to keep your immune system working optimally.
Ginger has been found to modulate both the innate and adaptive immune response, particularly via macrophage activation. Macrophages mobilise an inflammatory response as are part of the first line of defence to antigens.