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Viagra makes flowers stand up straight

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 31 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:274
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. Jerusalem

    Viagra (sildenafil citrate) is good not only for treating male impotence Israeli and Australian researchers have discovered that small concentrations of the drug dissolved in a vase of water can also double the shelf life of cut flowers, making them stand up straight for as long as a week beyond their natural life span.

    They have already tested Viagra on strawberries, legumes, roses, carnations, broccoli, and other perishables. In this latest research they found that 1 mg of the …

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