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Friday, May 28, 2004

More New [Old] Alternatives 

The other day, we learned about compounds in cilantro with strong antimicrobial properties. Today, it's figs. This is one I'd never heard of or even considered before, but there you go.

And while humans are just learning (as opposed to having just *known* for all those millennia) all this stuff, birds are putting it to use: antimicrobial herbs in the nest keep chicks healthy. That's pretty bloody cool, I say.

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