Today is St. David’s Day, celebrated on the date of his death in 589 AD. He is the patron saint of Wales, and their traditional symbol is the daffodil. These flowers are part of the narcissus poeticus species, which produce alkaloids. The medical industry uses this type of in the production of galantamine for the treatment of Alzheimer’s dementia. This flower, which symbolizes rebirth and spring, has some powerful hidden properties. But of course, the daffodil also reminds us that rain will bring flowers — so don’t forget to take your brolly! The weather forecast this time of year can change in an instant, so being prepared for a quick and sudden downpour is always wise.