Uzbekistan: King Cotton Confronts Caper Uprising

Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev visits a cotton field in Samarkand Province. Mirziyoyev has become a champion of agricultural diversification and ending the Uzbek farming sector’s addiction to cotton. (Photo: President Mirziyoyev’s Facebook page)

At the turn of the first millennium, Bukhara-born philosopher Avicenna recommended using liquid extracts from caper buds to soothe the effects of hemorrhoids and toothaches. The bush itself, he said, could be exploited to treat asthma or even purge the body of parasitic worms.
 

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