Chinese foxglove root is used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat heart conditions, such as arrhythmias, heart failure, and angina. It is thought to help reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, and promote circulation. It may also help reduce fatigue and improve cognitive function.
1. May help reduce inflammation.
2. May help lower blood pressure.
3. May promote circulation.
4. May help reduce fatigue.
5. May improve cognitive function.
While Chinese foxglove root is believed to have potential benefits for reducing inflammation, treating certain infections, and promoting blood sugar regulation, its medicinal uses have not been extensively studied, and there may be potential contradictions or side effects that are not yet known.
Chinese foxglove root can interact with certain medications, including blood thinners, medications for high blood pressure, and medications for diabetes, and should not be used by people taking these medications without first consulting a healthcare provider.
Chinese foxglove root can cause an allergic reaction in some people, particularly those with plant allergies.
The use of Chinese foxglove root during pregnancy or breastfeeding has not been studied, and it is not known whether it is safe to use during these times.
Chinese foxglove root can also have sedative effects and may interact with medications that cause drowsiness or with alcohol, increasing the risk of dizziness, drowsiness, or impaired coordination.
Chinese foxglove root has a bitter and slightly sweet taste.
The best way to prepare Chinese foxglove root is to steep it in hot water for 10-15 minutes and then strain it. You can also add it to soups or stews.