Saturday, 27 September 2008

Stressed plants, asprins and Prince Charles!

Bedlam Humour

Researchers have found that stressed plants can produce a chemical similar to aspirin.

The National Centre for Atmospheric Research, Colorado, released the news recently that scientists from the Centre suggest the substance, produced as a gas, enhances the plant’s biochemical defences. Researchers discovered the chemical by accident whilst observing plant emissions in a Californian walnut ....

I suppose plants enjoy a bit of pampering when stressed out, in a similar way to people who reach for pain relief. The thing is, they create their remedy all by their ownsome... no chemist shop for them.

So there you are. Next time you have a headache, forget aspirins, give the geraniums a bit of hassle, take a deep breath, and you’ll be well away.

Way to go, is this cool ... I've just realised, Prince Charles knew exactly what he was doing when he  talked to plants. Hangovers perhaps ....

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