Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Eat Your War Paint

OK - given my mom was born in Scotland, I feel some kindred spirit for all those celtic warriors taking on the Romans. And now - here's a BBC report on the woad plant - (that's the one that makes an excellent blue dye). Turns out it also has potent anti-cancer properties similar to broccoli and other cole crops.

But the good news is that it has 20 times more glucobrassicin (the active ingredient) than broccoli.

So I guess that means we can paint our faces blue and get some anti-cancer treatment at the same time.

Darn, those auld canny Scots were smart folk!


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