|DEADLY FOXGLOVE = Heart Medicine|
purpurea (Foxglove):(DO NOT EAT)
The plant itself is poisnous, containing cardiac glycosides that affect muscles and circulation. However, like most drugs, a poison in moderation can surve as a very valuable medicine.
The name foxglove plants often grow around the disturbed entrances of fox dens. In Anglo-Saxon culture, they called the plant foxes-gliew (fox music), which probably became the modern word 'fox-glove. (READ MORE)