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Remedy found in a simple daisy
9/26/2002 5:44:00 AM
The tropical plant, Vernonia anthelmintica, or Purple Fleabane, seems to be a remedy for treating psoriasis, a common skin ailment. This daisy has apparently been used for years in India as a traditional medicine.
Its seeds contain a chemical that stops inflammation, say scientists at Kings College, London. Dr. Amala Raman says they hope to develop a marketable herbal product from this flower.
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