A 22-year-old male asked:
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is it true that herbal treatment can replace traditional drugs for heart failure?

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Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
No and yes: One of the most important drugs used for a long time was digitalis and digoxin. They are derived from the foxglove plant. A number of cancer drugs are derived from plants too.
Answered on Feb 28, 2016
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