It's also dangerous in the hands of amateurs, as the content of the acting
ingredient varies from plant to plant.

Rick Mathis wrote:

> At 11:32 PM 11/13/2002 -0700, Marc wrote:
> >BTW, why didn't the doc prescribe digitalis or digoxin? Digitalis has been
> >around
> >since antiquity (it comes from the foxglove plant), and digoxin has been
> >in use
> >since at least WWII, iirc. It's usually the drug of choice for heart stimulus.
> Because foxglove is a common weed, readily available in my garden for free
> to anyone who wants it, and therefore does not make a huge profit for the
> doc's partners - the pharmaceutical industry.
> Rick Mathis
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