Figwort Herbal Remedies
Figwort herb is taken internally for liver and skin disorders, such as rashes, eczema, psoriasis, and itching. It is applied externally for hemorrhoids, bruises, ringworm, and itching. It is universally recommended for lymphatic swellings, especially in the neck. In Chinese medicine, a related species, S. ningpoensis, is used to relieve fevers, sore throat, and swollen red eyes associated with general toxemia, adrenal deficiency, and sore throat. Figwort has a taste of BITTER, SWEET and a temperature of COOL.
Figwort Proper Dose
|Figwort Infusion||1 cup 2-3 x daily|
|Figwort Tincture||1-2 droppersful 2 x daily|
Figwort Reference Information
|Latin Name||Scrophularia spp.|
|Other Names||Common figwort|
|Part Used||Herb, Root|
|Herb Forms||Bulk herb.|
|Affects||Blood, Integumentary system, Lymphatic system|
|Cautions||Contraindicated in ventricular tachycardia.|
|Botanical Info||A stout herbaceous perennial plant in the Snapdragon family commonly found in mixed and coniferous woods of the eastern and western U.S., Europe, and other continents. The plant has large, heart-shaped leaves and small purple flowers that are highly attr|
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