Scientific Name: Digitalis purpurea Due to the presence of the cardiac glycoside digoxin, the leaves, flowers and seeds of this plant are all poisonous to humans and some animals and can be fatal if eaten. Typically used to treat heart failure and irregular heart rhythm.Continue reading "Foxglove"
Scientific Name: Pulmonaria officinalis The plant has been cultivated for centuries as a medicinal herb, the ovate spotted leaves held to be representative of diseased lungs, following the Doctrine of Signatures. In fact it is useful in the treatment of chest diseases and asthma.Continue reading "Lungwort"
Scientific Name: Digitalis lutea The leaves have cardiac, and diuretic properties.Continue reading "Yellow Foxglove"
Scientific name: Taxus x media ‘Greenwave’ Extracts from the bark of the Pacific and common yew are used in treatment for ovarian and breast cancer.Continue reading "Yew, ‘Greenwave’"
Scientfic Name: Colchium autumnale Contains colchine, which is approved by the FDA for the treatment of gout. Narrow therapuetic index. Plants are deadly poisonous.Continue reading "Atumn Crocus"