Kokum to the rescue

A molecule in the popular spice can help prevent the spread of the AIDS virus in the human body.The fight against the deadly human immuno deficiency virus (HIV) is all set to get a desi flavour. Indian researchers have isolated a compound from kokum a berry widely used as a flavouring agent in Goan cuisine that has a remarkable anti-HIV potential. But the compound may have to cross several hurdles before it becomes a potent weapon in the war against AIDS, an epidemic that has already killed millions and may kill several millions more in the near future
Posted By Webmaster(JNCASR)@ 25-08-2007

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