Frog’s mucus to treat flu

The skin mucus secreted by a frog species found in Kerala has been found to be effective in treating various strains of flu, according to a new study. The mucus is loaded with molecules that kill bacteria and viruses and so researchers are considering it to be a potential source for new anti-microbial drugs. The “host defence peptides”, found in a frog species ( Hydrophylax bahuvistara ) in Kerala can destroy many strains of human flu and protect mice against flu infection.

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