Digitalis purpurea L.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 138-139

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

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scientific name

Digitalis purpurea L.
status

 

Digitalis purpurea L. 

Names.

Myanmar: tila-pup-hpi. English: apricot blush foxglove, common foxglove, digitalis, purple foxglove.

Range.

A polymorphic species centered in the Mediterranean region. Naturalized elsewhere, including northern Africa; northern, middle, and southeastern Europe; also cultivated. Cultivated in Myanmar.

Use.

Leaf: Used as heart tonic.

Notes.

Dried leaves are a principle source of the drug digitalis. In India the leaf of this species is used for heart and kidney disease; also applied locally on wounds and burns ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991). Reported uses for the species include as a bactericide, cardiotonic, cardiostimulant, tonic, diuretic, sedative, stimulant; also for dropsy, edema, fever, insanity, neuralgia, palpitation, renitis, and tumor; also, a poison ( Duke 2009).

Research has shown that chemicals found in this plant are effective as a bacteriocide and cardiotonic ( Duke 2009).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Digitalis