Sunday, October 28

The flower that combats obesity.


At the outset, please note that this is not some new discovery or any breakthrough in the science.

The flower Hoodia has been eaten for centuries by San bushmen of the Kalahari to suppress their appetite while hunting. “If that is the case, won’t it be help for obese people”-the scientists asked themselves. Consequently, research is going on to produce anti-obesity drugs from Hoodia.

But yes, there is a first time news regarding this: Hoodia has flowered for what may be the first time in the UK at the Eden project in Cornwall.

The Hoodia plant is spiky and succulent. The flower has a pungent odour. It is reported as a natural appetite suppressor.

Source: BBC News

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