Strophanthus


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Stro·phan·thus

(strō-fan'thŭs),
A genus of vines of east Africa (family Apocynaceae); the dried ripe seeds of Strophanthus kombe or Strophanthus hispidus contain the cardiac glycoside strophanthin and were used as an arrow poison; the seeds of Strophanthus gratus are the botanic source of ouabain.
[G. strophos, a twisted cord, + anthos, flower]

Strophanthus

(strō-făn′thŭs) [Gr. strophos, twisted cord, + anthos, flower]
A genus of plants yielding a poisonous, white, crystalline glucoside, previously used as a heart stimulant.
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He reports no side effects from strophanthus (though he does note the taste and smell).
(My naturopathic doctor) suggested I start taking strophanthus drops twice a day.
After taking strophanthus seed extract, I'm down to around five angina attacks per month.
He prescribed strophanthus with vitamin E and beet juice.
The one in October of 2016 had a calcium score of 40.1 started the strophanthus in November 2016.