[Prepared] Foxglove Root (Shu Ci Huang)
Foxglove root has historically been used as a medicinal herb. It has been used to treat various heart conditions, including congestive heart failure, irregular heartbeats, and high blood pressure. Foxglove root may also be used to treat digestive problems, such as diarrhea and indigestion. It may also be used to help reduce inflammation and to stimulate the immune system.
1. Used to treat various heart conditions, including congestive heart failure, irregular heartbeats, and high blood pressure.
2. Used to treat digestive problems, such as diarrhea and indigestion.
3. May help reduce inflammation and stimulate the immune system.
While prepared foxglove root is believed to have potential benefits for the immune system and to reduce inflammation, it can also cause digestive upset, including nausea and vomiting, in some people.
The root is sometimes used to improve cardiovascular health, but it can also have cardiac effects, which can exacerbate certain heart conditions or interact with certain medications.
Prepared foxglove root can interact with certain medications, including diuretics and medications for high blood pressure, and should not be used by people taking these medications without first consulting a healthcare provider.
The use of prepared foxglove root has not been extensively studied, and there may be other potential contradictions or side effects that are not yet known.
Foxglove root has a bitter taste.
The best way to prepare foxglove root is to make an infusion or tea. To make a tea, steep 1-2 teaspoons of dried foxglove root in 8 ounces of boiling water for 10-15 minutes. Strain and drink 1-2 cups a day.