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Digoxin comes from Digitalis lanata

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 06 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:912
  1. A Hollman
  1. Consulting cardiologist Sea Bank, Chick Hill, Pett, East Sussex TN35 4EQ

    EDITOR,—Gregory Y H Lip and colleagues say that the purple foxglove, Digitalis purpurea, contains digoxin.1 This is wrong. Digoxin is obtained from the leaf of the woolly or Balkan …

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