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Foxglove and its medical uses

Anna Ring

on 26 May 2015

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Transcript of Foxglove

Where it grows
Foxglove does not need much soil so it grows in places such as stone walls, dry hills and road sides.
The flowers grow best in July and stay up for 2 months and stronger ones can stay up for even more than 2 months.
Foxglove can get as big as 3-4 feet in as short as 2 years.
Which part of it is used
The leaves are mostly used but also the seeds will be used.They will not use leaves that are not younger than 2 years.
How was it discovered?
William Withering, discovered foxglove.One day an old lady with Dropsy was in the hospital expecting that she was going to die and then William Withering saw she had improved widely by taking Foxglove a herbal medicine
Facts on foxglove!!!!
Why is it important to medicine
Foxglove is important to medicine because since early ages it has been used for heart disease.
It can make an irregular heart beat regular again and it can also increase the amount of blood going into your heart to make it stronger.
foxgloves real name is digitalis.

In 1785 William Withering published An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses
Foxglove can be Purple, pink, white and yellow but purple is the most common.
There are 20 different kinds of foxglove.
There are more than 20 ingredients in the foxglove formula to successfully treat this condition
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