Welsh national icon the daffodil helps Alzheimer sufferers
The old Klondike saying "There's gold in them there hills" could come true in Brecon. It seems a variety of daffodil which is naturally high galanthamine will flourish there.
Daffodil is Alzheimer hero!
Recent medical research and developments have promised some great advances...
... it seems galanthamine can be used to inhibit Alzheimers and a synthetic version is used in specialist drugs.
Ounce for ounce galanthamine is worth its weight in gold!
It seems the daffodil produces galanthamine as a defence, it makes more of it when the plant is stressed. The poor soil on the Black Hills provides the ideal environment for this making the flowers there yield very high levels.