My Shasta Daisies are blooming. I didn’t know that they have been around for more than 4,000 years and are part of 12,000 species. The name comes from Old English meaning Day’s Eye. Prolific flowers that bloom during the day and close at night. They are actually two flowers in one, the center is a flower in itself. The leaves are full of vitamin C and great in salads. They have been known to cure cough and helps digestion. It is said that they are heal bruises and back pain. They represent puri
Vitamin K: if applied topically, may help diminish bruising from postoperative procedures, scarring, redness caused by broken blood vessels, rosacea, skin irritations such as burns and sunburns, dark circles under the eyes and aid in the fading of hyper pigmentation.
Purple Dead Nettle - edible and medicinal. The leaves and upper plants are cooked as pot herbs or added to salads. The plant is very nutritious, high in iron, vitamins and fiber. The whole plant is medicinal, used as an astringent, diaphoretic, diuretic, purgative, styptic and tonic.
This computer-generated image shows how Vitamin B12, a small molecule shown in dark green and dark blue, interacts with much larger molecules during the reaction known as methyltransfer that is vital to humans, some animals and certain bacteria. The ribbon-like structures represent the large complex molecules that position B12 in different ways during the reaction. It’s the first time scientists have been able to see this reaction in progress.