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Health benefits of foxgloves

Some of the health benefits of foxgloves include heal skin conditions, soothe the nervous system, detoxify the body, treat heart disorders, eliminate inflammation and ability to reduce the bleeding, etc. The foxglove is also known as purple foxglove, common foxglove, annual foxglove, etc. The scientific name of foxgloves is Digitalius purpurea. This genus has more than 20 perennial flowering species in the form of bushes or small flowering plants.

The foxglove is 5 feet high and it is recognized by the pink and mauve bell shaped flowers which have dark purple spots. The foxglove grows in hilly areas, such as Kilternan and the Dublin Mountains. Nowadays, This are cultivated as garden plants. It is originated in Europe and it is domesticated or widely spread in North America, Australia and Asia. The foxglove prefers slightly acidic soil. Also, it has been found in open woodlands, on sea cliffs, rocky slopes, wastelands and meadows. All parts of the foxglove are poisonous, but it is cultivated for pharmaceutical industry in South of England.

The foxglove is not recommended to self – medicate any types of health ailments. It is very important to use the foxglove under the guidance of health practitioner. The foxglove encourages nausea and vomiting within minutes of indigestion. Those people who have kidney problems and heart problems should avoid the usage of foxgloves. The long – term usage of foxglove leads to the symptoms of toxicity, such as yellow – green vision, visual halos and upset stomach. The foxglove is a biennial plant which means that it completes the lifecycle in two years.

Health benefits of floxgloves

Health benefits of foxgloves

Skin health

It is known fact that the foxglove has antibacterial and wound healing properties. You should apply a bruised leaf of foxglove directly on wound and let it stay there. This plant has unique components which contribute antioxidant and antibacterial substances to wounds and this is stimulating the healing process. Also, it is an effective home remedy for inflammation of the skin, ulcers and boils.

Lowers inflammation

You can apply salves and creams of foxgloves on your body to get a relief from the inflammation. The foxgloves have analgesic and anti – inflammatory properties which are making them ideal for people who suffer from arthritis and gout.

Healthy brain

There are some studies in which are shown that the foxglove can stimulate the flow of blood through capillaries or blood vessels. It can clear the vessels and it can ensure healthy and oxygenated blood flow to the brain. It can help to promote the mind to stay clear, sharp and pain free.

Bleeding disorders

The foxglove has astringent properties which are very effective in the treatment of heart conditions. It can assist the body by tightening the blood vessels and it is lowering the bleeding by vitalizing coagulation. Those people who suffer from bleeding disorders and women who have heavy menstruation can add this in their diet because it will be beneficial for them.

Healthy nervous system

The foxglove has the ability to treat many different nervous ailments. It has soothing effect on the nervous system for people who suffer from pathetic disorders. There are some studies in which are shown that the usage of foxglove can help to reduce the symptoms of some conditions, like epileptic disorders and maniac disorders of the nervous system.

Detoxifies the body

The foxglove can promote the urination. It can help to neutralize the toxins, fats and excess salt and water which can help to get a relief from the stress on kidneys and liver which is resulting in healthier system and efficient metabolism.

Cardiac disorders

The foxglove is promoting heart health and it can prevent the arrhythmia. It can invigorate the muscle tissue and it can promote the efficient of heart, as it pumps the blood throughout the body. It can intensify the blood pressure by stabilizing the arteries and blood vessels. It can boost the energy levels.

Ramesh Kumar
Ramesh Kumar
Dr. Ramesh kumar, BAMS is naturopathy doctor who is well versed with health benefits of all fruits, vegetables and medicinal plants


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