Digitalis

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What other names is Digitalis known by?

Dé de Bergère, Dead Man's Bells, Digitale, Digitale Laineuse, Digitale Pourpre, Digitale Pourprée, Digitalis lanata, Digitalis purpurea, Doigtier, Fairy Cap, Fairy Finger, Foxglove, Gant-de-Bergère, Gant-de-Notre-Dame, Gantelée, Gantière, Grande Digitale, Lady's Thimble, Lion's Mouth, Purple Foxglove, Scotch Mercury, Throatwort, Witch's Bells, Woolly Foxglove.

What is Digitalis?

Digitalis is a plant. People use the above ground parts for medicine.

Likely Effective for...

  • Irregular heart rhythms, such as atrial fibrillation or flutter.
  • Congestive heart failure (CHF).

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Asthma, promoting vomiting, epilepsy, tuberculosis, constipation, headache, spasm, wound and burn healing, and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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