A Bulgarian researcher found that bulbs of snowdrops population used to treat headaches. After several studies, the isolated alkaloids extracted from the bulbs of snowdrops and found an ingredient called acitv galantamine. He later discovered that, and daffodil bulbs contain a significant amount of galantanina. The substance was discovered by L. Jannsen.
Galantanina contributed to inhibiting acetylcholinesterase, an enzyme that break acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is a messenger who fulfills role in muscle contractions and maintain adequate muscle tone. Literature knowntifica indicate an extensive use of snowdrops in Eastern Europe, Romania and Ukraine.
Tomato consumption prolongs life
Researchers at the John Innes Center in Norwich, United Kingdom, in collaboration with other European centers participating to the FLORA project, have obtained genetically modified tomatoes rich in anthocyanins, a category of antioxidants belonging to the class of flavonoids. These tomatoes showed a significant protective effect by extending the life of mice.
Plants and mosquitoes
Poisonous plants, indoor and outdoor
Band e Amir, the first national park in Afghanistan
National Park consists of a series of six deep lakes separated natural dykes of rock rich in red travertine. This rock is found only in few places in the world.
Pomegranate - Punica granatum
Uses are numerous, especially in oriental tradition. Pomegranate juice is a common drink, rich in fiber, potassium and vitamin C. This juice is called granatina thick and sweet, syrup used in the past for the preparation of cocktails. Juice is also used as an antiseptic and if light is applied to wounds.