Digitalis Drug – History, Toxicology, Uses and Side Effects

Scientific Name(S): Digitalis purpurea L.; D. lanata Ehrh. Family: Scrophulariaceae, the figwort family. Related species that have found some use in traditional medicine include D. lutea (straw foxglove), D. grandiflora and D. ambigua (yellow foxglove), and D. ferriginea (rusty foxglove). Common Name(S): Foxglove, purple foxglove, throatwort, fairy finger, fairy cap, lady’s thimble, scotch mercury, lion’s mouth, witch’s […]

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