Foxglove

Digitalis purpurea

Witch's Glove, Fairy Caps, Witch's Bells, Fairy Thimbles, Dead Man's Bells, Revbielde (Norwegian), Fingerhut (German), Foxes glofa (Anglo-Saxon)

Native to

Europe

A majority of the Witchlist's Garden include naturalized species that now live across the globe, for history's sake we include it's nativity.


Parts Used

  • Flowers (Poisonous)

  • Leaves (Poisonous)

Plant Energies

Over the course of millenia, various religions, physical sciences, diviners and star gazers, etc. have come to assign energies. This is perfectly synopsized by JD Walker in A Witch's Guide to Wildcraft:

Plants can be hot, cold, wet, or dry. They are assigned to or governed by one of seven (or nine [by including the Moon and Sun], depending on your outlook) heavenly bodies. People assigned these characteristics based on where a plant grew, what it looked like, and what effect it had on the humans and animals that came in contact with the plant.

  • Planet(s): Venus

  • Element(s): Water

  • Gender: Feminine

  • Sign(s): Aquarius

Warning: Poisonous

Foxglove will do all its magic for you when you plant and cultivate it in your garden or a beautiful bouquet (unless you have cats - they are attracted and it is poisonous to them as well). DO NOT ingest.

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Magical Properties

  • Fairy Magic

  • Protection

  • Warding Evil

Talk to your Doctor/Medical Professional before adding any regular supplements, herbal teas, infusions, dedoctions, etc.

Part of the reason that we list medical jargin is because many plants can interfere with or even counteract medications we already take or it can exacerbate ailments we already have. 

When talking to your Medical Professional, we suggest asking what "actions" an herb might do to interfere with your health, either positive of negative. For example, if you suffer from heartburn, a Cholagogue which creates more bile may not be advantagous. Too much of a good thing, eh?