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Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Digitalis purpurea Dr. P.B. Kader



Digitalis purpurea



Synonyms
Foxglove, tilapuspi

Constituents
Plant contains digitalin, digitoxin, digitonin, digitalacrin, a stearoptendigitalosmin, and digitaloic acid.

Therapeutics
 This is an emetic and diuretic medicine. 

The Scottish doctor William withering proved its efficiency in dropsy in 1775. 

It is cardiac depressant in high dose.

Digitalis is para sympathomimetic. 

It increases breathing rate and decrease heart rate. 

It increases venous return, stroke volume, systemic blood pressure, and penile perfusion. This favors erection without tachycardia.

 It also promotes erection through diuretic mechanism (strophanthus, palastene oleander, adonis, and valley convallaria). 

It has cumulative effect (china, and rauwolfia).

 It reduces portal congestion by increasing venous return and pumping of heart. 

It promotes ventricular hypertrophy by increasing aortic tension. It facilitates wound healing.  

It is remedy in cardiac weakness, hypotension and fever in weak individual. 

Dose: 1to 3 drops 


Kindness is a language, which the deaf can hear, and the blind can read

Medicines sometimes cures, often relives, but always consoles

No grief is so acute but time ameliorates it.


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