- Plants have been used throughout history to treat a wide variety of human diseases.
- The benefits of digoxin, extracted from the common foxglove Digitalis purpurea, were originally recognised by William Withering in the 18th century.
- Today, digoxin is used to treat certain types of cardiac failure and arrhythmias.
- Digitalis originates from the Latin for ‘relating to a finger’.
- So, you have a reference to a medicinal plant that also relates to fingers, which are used to write (or type), and I am a keen gardener...
...leading to Digitalis MediCom!