SpicyIP Tidbit: And now tobacco is medicine.

The latest news is the Central Tobacco Research Institute has patented ‘Solanesol’- a medical substance from tobacco. This was after a collabarative effort with the Central Drug Research Institute. The substance is used as a cure for cardiac insufficiency, muscular dystrophy, anaemia, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma and liver injury, and hoped to be used as an important component of anti-diabetic and an anti-cancer drug.

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