The corrected digital is different from all others that exist in our country that has a woody vine, which casts large stems, hardened and very woody at the base, being more fragile and herbaceous at the extremities. These stems have a reddish color that next year turns tan color. Although an evergreen, these will tend to fall into the base. The flowers are pendulous and form clusters unilateral small number.
It breeds in arid hills, scrub rough, rocky hillsides, etc.., Almost exclusively in limestone rock, from Andalusia to Catalonia.
Corrected blooms from May onwards. In some areas of Andalusia and starts flowering in early April. Collection we will look almost exclusively on the leaves, which are collected and put to dry in the shade or drying at temperatures not too high. Once prepared should be stored in airtight jars protected from external agents that could damage them. In any event, the leaves are exactly what is used for medical purposes, but they should be removed from the active principles which are to be used later.
The first studies of this herb date back relatively quickly. It was found that substances in this species were similar to those found in other species of the genus. We speak of digitalis glycosides as well known for its intense action on the heart muscle. In fact, its pharmacological actions should be similar to those produced by other plants such as Digitalis purpurea or Digitalis lanata. What happens is that there are no serious studies about the real virtues of this plant. In folk medicine uses the herb concoction as the best prophylactic against gangrene. In fact, all those who have used it say that the second washing (refer to an external use) stops the disease and begin to heal the damaged parts.
But we must not forget that all compounds digitalis virtues intense exercise on the heart, making them both substances are very valuable and very dangerous, because if the dose exceeds the consequences can be dire. For this reason these plants should never be employed in a home, we must let the doctor to rule on whether or not to use.
Any undocumented person should refrain from using this plant, even externally, since there is a degree of absorption through the skin. Only your doctor can prescribe it, keeping a tight grip on the patient.
HABITAT: Limestone mountains of the country
FLOWERING: April and May
PART USED: Sheets
CASTILIAN: Corrogia, crugida
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