Tuesday, June 26, 2018


digitalis - www.healthnote25.com

Digitalis, (English: Foxglove, Germany: Fingerhut) is a genus of about 20 species of biennial or annual plants, previously classified into the Scrophulariaceae family.

According to new scientific research in the field of genetics, these plants can be classified in the Plantaginaceae family. The flower of this plant is shaped like a small bell and its color is different according to species of purple, pink, white or yellow. This plant originated from Europe, western and central Asia, as well as northern Africa.

The most well known species is Digitalis purpurea. It is a biennial plant and is often proliferated as an ornamental plant because of its purple flowers. The first year, when the plant grows, produces the base leaves, while the second year grows leaves and stems that lengths of 0.5 to 2.5 meters.

The name "digitalis" is also used for heart disease drugs, especially digoxin extracted from this plant.