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Herb Information
Name: Figwort
Biological Name: Scrophularia nodosa

Scrophulariaceae

Other Names: Figwort, Rosenoble, Throatwort, Carpenters Square, Scrofula Plant, figwort root, heal-all, kernelwort
Parts Used: Aerial parts
Active Compounds:
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Iridoids, e.g. aucubin, harpagide, acetyl harpagide and 6 a- rhamnopyranosylcatalpol

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Flavonoids; diosmin and hesperidin

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Phenolic acids; ferulic, isoferulic, p-coumaric, caffeic, vanillic & chlorogenic acids.

Remedies For

Alterative, diuretic,laxative, heart stimulant, depurative, anodyne, exanthematous.

Figwort is useful in the treatment of skin problems. It helps the body function well, bringing about a state of inner cleanliness. It may be used for eczema, psoriasis and any skin condition where there is itching and irritation. 

Part of the cleansing occurs due to the purgative and diuretic actions. It may also be used as a mild laxative in constipation. As a heart stimulant, Figwort should be avoided where there is any abnormally rapid heartbeat (tachycardia).

Combinations : Figwort combines well with Yellow Dock and Burdock Root in the treatment of skin problems.

Description: A wild plant found in Europe.
Dosage: 

Infusion: Pour a cup of boiling water onto 1-3 teaspoonfuls of the dried leaves and let infuse for 10-15 minutes. This should be drunk three times a day.

Tincture: Take 2-4 ml of the tincture three times a day.

Safety:

No information available. Some herbs are known to react with your medication. Please consult your physician before starting on any herb.

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