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Last Editorial Review: 10/24/2002

For those of you who are advocates of Alternative Medicine-did you know that the plant Foxglove was the original source of a commonly used the heart stimulating medication, Digitalis? Digitalis in the form of digoxin (Lanoxin) is frequently prescribed for heart failure and irregularities.

Although many natural substances provide beneficial effects-these same gifts of nature can also be harmful if misused!! This is why clear scientific studies are done to show us how and when to use the fruits of the earth.

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