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Once it’s in the ground it can’t be removed, not even by burning it. The weed in question – Andropogon Virginicus – can grow up to two meters high.

Impossible to get rid of and disruptive to other plants, it’s a farmer’s nightmare. For doctors, however, it might yet prove to have significant benefits.

With high levels of flavonoids the invasive weed is, among other things, a promising source of antioxidant and antidiabetic agents.

During tests, extracts from the plant bonded to free radicals in bodies, preventing damage to the cells. Use of the weed could revolutionize treatment of age spots, Type 2 diabetes and, even, leukemia.

The Taming of the Shrub!

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