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Foxglove

Observed: 22nd November 2012 By: MikeHollandMikeHolland’s reputation in PlantsMikeHolland’s reputation in Plants
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Species with which Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) interacts

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Despite their toxicity,

Despite their toxicity, foxgloves have been widely used in folk-medicine. Foxglove tea (an infusion of the leaves) was taken for colds, fevers and catarrh, and compresses were used for ulcers, swellings and bruises. Its most common use was as a diuretic against dropsy (accumulation of fluid in the tissues), for which it was sometimes effective, but occasionally proved fatal.