foxglove woolly

Popular names: white foxglove, wolf foxglove.

Parts Used: Leaves.

Pharmacy name: woolly foxglove leaves Digitalis lanatae folium (formerly: Folia Digitalis lanatae).

Botanical description.Woolly foxglove (woolly pubescence is characteristic primarily of the inflorescence) is a perennial plant that reaches about 1 m in height. It has linear-lanceolate pointed leaves with a very slightly serrated margin and arcuate venation. The edges of the leaves and veins are pubescent. The thimble-shaped flowers are whitish or slightly ocher, with brown veins. The pointed-ovoid lower lip is remarkable. Blooms from June to September. It is cultivated on plantations and in gardens, from where it sometimes “runs away” and runs wild. Motherland – Pontic floristic region on the territory of Hungary and Southern Europe. Active ingredients, curative action and application. The effective action of woolly foxglove, as well as purple foxglove, is determined by glycosides, saponins and mucus. The healing effect and areas of application are the same as digitalis purpurea. As with foxglove purpurea, be aware of the caution regarding self-medication due to the plant’s extreme toxicity. Woolly foxglove is used to obtain active substances in their pure form.

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