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Welsh flower power

BBC

daffodil.jpgTrials are being carried out in mid Wales to see whether daffodils could be farmed there to produce a compound used to fight Alzheimers disease.

The compound called galantamine has previously been collected from plants in the wild and has been found to slow down the progress of the disease.

A six month trial on seven sites in the Black Mountains is currently under way.

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Why Wales? Daffodils there appear to have a particularly high level of galantamine.

November 2, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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