Digitalis purpurea L.

Nota de alcance

PARTE UTILIZADA= Used part: hojas

ACCIÓN FARMACOLÓGICA= Pharmacological action: acción cardiotonica, diurética.

POSOLOGÍA= Posology: Uso exclusivo por perscripción y bajo control médico especializado.

COMPOSICIÓN QUÍMICA= Chemical composition: Heterosidos cardiotonicos derivados de la digitoxigenina, y de la gitoxigenina y gitaloxigenina. Flavonoides. Saponosidos.

ZONA GEOGRÁFICA= Geografical zone:  Europa, Asia y Africa

Nota de alcance (en)

These beautiful garden plants are biennial or short-lived perennials. They are grown commercially in Europe and India and harvested late in the fall, then dried in the shade so that sunlight and excess moisture does not diminish the medicinal content. The leaves of digitalis plants are the source of the cardiac glycosides digoxin and digitoxin, which help the heart beat become stronger, slower, and more regular. The plant also acts as a diuretic, decreasing the volume of fluid in the blood.
Toxicity:
Ingestion of the plant and overdose of the drug can be fatal.

Part used::
Leaves

Origin:
Europe

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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.

Nota bibliográfica

1) Fitoterapia: vademecum de prescripción. 4ª. ed. Barcelona: Masson, 2003,p.208.

2) ALONSO, Jorge R. Tratado de fitomedicina : bases clínicas y farmacológicas. Buenos Aires : ISIS, 1998, p. 452.

3) Hull, Kathleen; Photog. Hull, Meredith /Indiana Medical History Museum: Guide to the Medicinal Plant Garden./ USA: Indiana Medical History Museum. 2010. -- p. 58.

4) DeFilipps, Robert A.; Krupnick, Gary A. / PhytoKeys, v. 102. - - p. 1 - 314,  2018.

Digitalis purpurea L.
Término aceptado: 29-Sep-2011