My potted winter daphne is in blossom lately ,which really livens the cold winter up in a way .Fresh green ,yellow-margined leaves are dotted with rosy-pink blossoms ,sending out wafts of delicate fragrance .What a pity ! there is no bee in the wintertime .
Winter daphne is an evergreen bush .I think it can tolerate all kinds of weather conditions .But there again ,over here the temperature just ranges from plus 29 Celsius to minus 8 Celsius all the year round .However it only thrives in the well-drained soil .
Its blossoms and roots are generally used to treat sore throat ,toothache and rheumatic disease here in folk remedy .Modern researches prove that Daphnetin-7-glucoside ,its active ingredient , can retard thrombosis and promote excretion of uric acid .
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