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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: 12/15/2011
Reviewed By: Eric Perez, MD, St. Luke's / Roosevelt Hospital Center, NY, NY, and Pegasus Emergency Group (Meadowlands and Hunterdon Medical Centers), NJ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
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