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Fenugreek often used to make curry could provide a cure for the common cold.

Fenugreek often used to make curry could provide a cure for the common cold.
Curry could cure common cold 咖喱可治愈感冒
Fenugreek often used to make curry could provide a cure for the common cold, the Daily Telegraph reports. Curry has long been among Britain's favorite dishes -- but now there's one more reason to eat your vindaloo as a vital ingredient may be the key to fending off the cold virus. Fenugreek has been used by mothers for centuries to stimulate the production of breast milk during pregnancy and following childbirth. But now the herb has been hailed as an unlikely "fix-all elixir" thanks to its powerful antiviral properties. Researchers found it may stave off viruses that cause sniffles and sore throats, helping to relieve the symptoms. 据英国《每日电讯报》报道,用葫芦巴制作的咖喱粉可以有效治愈普通感冒。多年以来用咖喱烹调的食物一直是英国家庭最爱的菜肴。现如今人们有更多的理由享用咖喱了,因为咖哩中的这种重要原料可以有效抵抗感冒细菌。葫芦巴一直以来被孕妇和刚生产的妈妈们用来催奶。现在这种药草被称为不可思议的“能治百病的长生不老药”,它有着十分强劲的抗病毒性。科学家们发现葫芦巴可以抵抗引起感冒打喷嚏和嗓子发炎的病毒,有效缓解病症。
China's GDP grows 10.3% in 2010 去年经济增幅10.3%
China's economy grew 10.3% in 2010 from the previous year, and 9.8% in the fourth quarter from the previous year, the National Bureau of Statistics said Thursday, Xinhua reports. 据新华社电,国家统计局周四发布数据表示,我国经济2010年增幅为10.3%,同时去年第四季度增幅同比上扬9.8%。
Fireworks plant blast kills 6 河南鞭炮厂爆炸6人亡
At least six were killed and 22 injured in a fireworks plant explosion Wednesday in Henan Province, China News Service reports. The blast ripped through Yutian Fireworks Plant in Luohe at about 4:50 pm. 中新社消息,河南周三发生一起花炮厂爆炸事故,至少造成6人死亡、22人受伤。爆炸下午4:50左右发生在漯河的豫田花炮厂。
Anne Hathaway to play Catwoman 海瑟薇将演猫女
Warner Bros. announced Wednesday that Anne Hathaway will play Selina Kyle and her alter ego Catwoman in Christopher Nolan's third Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises," AP reports. Hathaway will appear opposite Christian Bale, who's returning as Bruce Wayne and Batman. The studio also announced that Tom Hardy, whom Nolan directed in last year's "Inception," will play one of Batman's enemies, Bane. "The Dark Knight Rises" is slated for release on July 20, 2012.



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