However, the deadly plant is of increasing interest to scientists for its array of potential health benefits. Already studied for cancer-fighting and arthritis-treating properties, researchers have also discovered compounds with anti-aging and wound-healing potential.
New research has found that the fruit of the cocklebur plant ?" scientifically, Xanthium strumarium ?" has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that could be used by humans as an effective skin protectant.
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