scarlettmb at sbcglobal.net
Tue Mar 11 20:17:13 PDT 2008
Digitalis comes fron foxglove. It was actually used
as a tea in Medieval times for people who had heart
problems. At least that's what I've read in my herb
--- Cindy Sorenson <wolfhawke81 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Not to ignore the comments on what I said... I have
> about a dozen herb books (medicinal uses), and need
> to scour through to find which one it was. Once
> found, I will post the info.
> I believe you are incorrect in this statement.
> Digitalis is mostly derived
> from digioxigenin (IIRC) found in members of genus
> My notes show that dandelions contain caffeic acid
> which may cause renal
> problems and cancer when the roots are used as an
> infusion (dandelion
> coffee). Dandelions can also interact with
> diuretics, diabetes medications
> (probably due to the inulin in the plant), and ulcer
> Reactions to the plant are commonly presistent
> stomach ache and/or constant
> diarrhea. Occasionally there is an allergic
> reaction (skin rash, itching,
> Milkweed contains alkaloids in the sap, ranging from
> irritating to extremely
> dangerous, depending on the species. Digitalis is
> glycoside and , to my
> knowledge, not found in milkweed.
> I would be interested in the source(s) of your
> information, since they
> contradict what I know and I am interested in
> determining why the
> contradiction occurs.
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