Friday, 26 March 2010
Chinese herb found to treat swine flu
#herbalmedicine #chinesemedicine Scientists in China have discovered that a local plant, used a century ago during the great Spanish influenza pandemic, contains substances with powerful effects in killing the H1N1 swine flu virus. The herb has a pleasant onion-like taste when cooked and is known as ewei in Chinese. However, in its raw state it is sometimes referred to as "dung of the devil" due to its pungent smell (source: Science Daily).