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Foxglove Therapy Explained

A University of Michigan Health System study on the herb foxglove has found that its active ingredient, digoxin, can help the body protect against hypertension and heart failure. According to researcher Benita Sjogren, Ph.D., “We tested several thousand known drugs and bioactive molecules…and have identified a novel mechanism for digoxin.” This ingredient was shown to generate RGS proteins, leading researchers to conclude that this action could prove useful in a variety of medical situations. Native Americans and others have used foxglove through the centuries to make medicinal tea and to clean wounds. The study was published online in Molecular Pharmacology.

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