Posts Tagged ‘heart condition

20
Jun
08

Drop dead beautiful

Digitalis purpurea, the common Foxglove.

Looking at the image, its difficult to belief that just a nibble on the leaves or flower is sufficient to cause death. Due to its deadly repuation it is also known as Dead Man’s Bells and Witches’ Gloves

But its not all bad news, since the eighteenth century digitalis has been used to treat heart conditions.




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