From the strange but possibly true file, BBC NEWS reports:
South Korea’s spicy fermented cabbage dish, kimchi, could help to cure bird flu, according to researchers.
Scientists at Seoul National University say they fed an extract of kimchi to 13 infected chickens – and a week later 11 of them had started recovering.
The researchers said the results were far from scientifically proven and if kimchi did have the effects they observed, it was unclear why.
South Koreans are reported to be eating more kimchi as a result of the study.Finally a use befitting the smelly cabbage concoction, a medicinal one.