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Wednesday, June 10, 2009


My options came down to a self-imposed homework assignment or a blog post today, and unlike yesterday, the reading won out. So, this entry celebrates Foxgloves--Digitalis for the science-minded. My fun fact is that “Digitalis,” the medicine that strengthens the contraction of the heart muscle is derived from these beauties. Apparently the therapeutic property of one of my favorite plants has been known since the days of the Roman Empire. Am I the only one who wasn’t aware of this?

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