Resveratrol and bacteria induced inflammation
A study by Georgia State University found that resveratrol (resveratrol belongs to a group of compounds called polyphenols) may suppress a major bacterial pathogen that causes airway diseases. The pathogen, nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) is linked to upper respiratory tract inflammatory diseases including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) and middle ear infection.
Resveratrol is already known for its many health benefits including protecting against artery damage and preventing heart disease. Most importantly resveratrol is anti-inflammatory. Red grapes are the best source of resveratrol, other sources include nuts and blueberries.