Digitalis lanata Ehrh.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 138

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.102.24380

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scientific name

Digitalis lanata Ehrh.
status

 

Digitalis lanata Ehrh. 

Names.

English: Grecian foxglove, woolly foxglove.

Range.

Danube region and Greece; naturalized in northeastern North America. Cultivated in Myanmar.

Use.

Leaf: Used as heart tonic.

Notes.

In India the leaf is used as a cardiac stimulant and tonic ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991).

Reported chemical constituents include the cardiac glycosides, dioxin, gitoxin, and dilanane ( Perry 1980). Dried leaves are a source of the drug digitalis. Two European species of Digitalis  are cultivated in the Far East as a well known source of the heart tonic digitalin ( Perry 1980). D. lanata  is said to have greater strength that D. pupurea  ( Perry 1980).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Digitalis