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Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)
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Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)

Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) is a common garden plant that contains digitalis and other "cardiac glycosides". These chemicals affect the heart. Foxglove is poisonous, although recorded poisonings from this plant are very rare.


Review Date: 1/13/2013
Reviewed By: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.
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