Foxglove, Follow Your Heart But Don’t Touch

Two stalks of foxglove one with purple bells and one with white bells.
Photo by Raffaella Raspini on Unsplash

This plant contains toxic cardiac glycosides. The plant leaf from a foxglove was how the pharmacies were able to produce digoxin before they were able to manufacturer this drug.

Serious toxicity is uncommon unless intentionally ingested as food or a suicide…



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Lee-Anne Hancock

Lee-Anne Hancock


Retired Poison Control Specialist. Now writing murder mysteries and blogging about life, family, and the fun of retirement.