An old saying about foxglove goes “It can raise the dead and it can kill the living” and a Scandinavian legend says that the faeries taught foxes to ring foxglove bells to warn each other of approaching hunters.
Baneful herb associated with the planets Saturn or Venus, depending on who you ask. Juice or dew collected from foxgloves can be used in ritual to commune with the faeries and the leaves are said to help break faerie enchantments. Do not let it touch your skin and do not inhale the smoke if you burn the leaves! Carry in a charm bag with you to attract faerie energy.
In Roman mythology, Flora showed Hera or Juno how to impregnate herself with no need of a man by touching a foxglove to her belly and her breasts. She either gave birth to Mars or Vulcan from this method, depending on the source.
Chemicals are extracted from foxglove for the medical industry. Digitalis is a common medicine for heart patients. However, it is also a cardiac toxin and should never be used except under the care of a professional.
Note. Foxglove is a cardiac toxin. Do not INGEST!