Flowers and superstitions

Flowers caught our attention back in childhood. Everyone has read a book or may be even seen an animation film about the scarlet flower. The merchant’s youngest daughter asked her father to find the most beautiful flower in the whole wide world. After a long journey the merchant fulfilled his daughter’s wish, but nearly lost his life and his most beloved daughter in exchange. It is not clear what kind of flower the “scarlet flower” was. We will leave that to our imagination. But the reason why the princess from the “The Twelve Months” story demanded snowdrops in the middle of winter has a logical explanation. Turns out that snowdrops contain galantamine, which improves activity of neurons, therefore, as has been recently declared by Chinese scientists, their presence in a room enhances brain activity.