There is a memory flower that has been recorded in the Chinese medical book, “Yao Jin,” which was published during the Qing dynasty in 210 B.C. This flower is red and has no green leaves. Its height is 45 centimeters, and its width is 3-4 centimeters. Moreover, its unique characteristic is that this flower only brightly blooms in September of every thousandth year and thereafter dies in a week. However, so far, there is no person who has seen this flower bloom. In 1973, it was found deep in the Hai Sen Forest of the Southwestern region of China. Dan Lee, a phytomorphology scientist who is currently working at the National Academy of Science of Guangzhou, China. He discovered that the memory flower could possibly treat Alzheimer’s disease.

In 1974 Dan Lee and his partner, Hanhong Lee Ph.D, who works for the Agricultural Research Center, determined to test how the memory flower might be beneficial to humans. They found that the chemicals that could be extracted from the plant were pelargonidin, cyanidin, delphinidin, hexacosane, cosmosiin, and diynamide. Dan and Hanhong organized five healthy participators into a group labeled A and five Alzheimer’s sufferers into a group labeled B. Before testing out this flower, Dan had tested it thoroughly with a precise degree of the ingredient to control the dose usage. After five days, this data demonstrated a new role for the plant, to treat Alzheimer’s disease – group B showed improved memory and group A showed no changes. This suggested that the memory flower should be considered as a hope for healing Alzheimer’s disease. Although the memory flower’s properties give it crucial importance for humankind and for science, there still is an unknown factor about the waiting time for it to be cultivated.

Authored by Yen Trang