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Pumpkins Pack Natural Fungus Fighter

Posted on Dec 13, 2009 in Uncategorized

Thursday, October 29, 2009 By Rachael Rettner The skin from your Jack-o’-Lantern could contain a fungus-fighting medicine, according to a new study. Pumpkins have traditionally been used for medicines in countries such as China and India, and some anti-fungal substances have already been identified from its seeds and leaves. In an attempt to find new antibiotics, a group of scientists from Korea looked to the pumpkin skin. They purified proteins from the rind, and tested them to see if any could combat the growth of microbes, including Candida albicans, a fungus that can cause vaginal...

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