Daffodils cure dementia

Posted by on July 5, 2006 in Cut Flowers | 1 comment

A recent Guardian story reports that a compound in daffodils called galanthamine can be made into a drug to treat dementia.

Farmers in Wales could soon be growing fields of daffodils to provide a cheap source of a compound used in drugs to combat dementia.

Trials to harvest the country’s national flower – and Wordsworth’s inspiration – for its medicinal qualities are under way and the scientist behind the idea hopes full-scale local production could begin next year.

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  1. Another thing I like about your new blog – it’s fun to see everything in one place. You’ve already got me lusting for worms, so I suppose chickens are next. S