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Kevin extracts the Galanthamine from the leaves of the plants.<br />
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These unique daffodils being grown in the Welsh mountains could be a major weapon against Alzheimer's disease. <br />
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They produce unusually high quantities of galanthamine which corrects the enzyme imbalance in the brain thought to cause the degenerative condition.<br />
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Welsh bio-research firm Agroceutical has spent the past six years developing a method of growing and harvesting the daffodils on their 20 acres of land in the Black Mountains to extract galanthamine for use in Alzheimer's drugs.<br />
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Founder Kevin Stephens claims, with £2million of investment, he could scale up production over the coming years to produce 1,000kg of galanthamine, enough for 250million tablets and to help 225,000 patients.