Medicine: Burdock Cookies

From burdock roots, whose clinging burrs ("beggar buttons") annoy rural promenaders, catch in hunting dogs' tails, John Christian Krantz Jr., 31, director of pharmaceutical research for Sharp & Dohme (Baltimore chemists), produced cookies and bread which diabetics may eat with benefit, he told the University of Maryland Biological Society last week.

Sufferers from diabetes mellitus turn the starches they eat into sugar to an abnormal degree. Their blood and urine is suffused with sugar.* Insulin controls this sugar production. Nonetheless such diabetics must always beware eating starchy foods.

Medicine has long used burdock roots to regulate body functions. Dr. Krantz who taught...

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