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figwort

Herbal medicine
A perennial shrub that contains flavonoids, resin and saponins, which is used topically for haemorrhoids, ulcers and wounds; it was formerly administered internally for tuberculosis and lymph node swelling.
 
Toxic effects
Figwort should not be used internally, given its intense purgative, emetic and cardioactive properties.

figwort,

n Latin name:
Scrophularia nodosa, Scrophularia ningpoensis; parts used: buds (dried), leaves (dried); uses: antiinflammatory, epidermal maladies, digestive disturbances, cardiac aid; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children; patients with grave heart disease; can cause low heart rate, cardiac block, asystole, nausea, diarrhea. Also called
carpenter's square, kernelwort, rose-noble, scrofula plant, square stalk, stinking christopher, and
throatwort.
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Scrophularia buergeriana regulates cytokine production in vitro.
Recent studies on pollen of seven species belonging to three genera Kickxia, Scrophularia and Veronica dim light microscope has been done [6].
Neuroprotective phenylpropanoid esters of rhamnose isolated from roots of Scrophularia buergeriana.
Preparation of ethanolic extract of Radix Scrophulariae (EERS): 60 kg of dried rough powdered roots of Scrophularia ningpoensis was refluxed with 600170% ethanol for 2 h, after taking the filtered solution, the residue was refluxed with the same solvent in the same condition for two more times.
gender-biased nectar production, Scrophularia species are protogynous
Of the Mediterranean relicts found in the rock crevices, Scrophularia libanotica represents a group of species that penetrated the Sinai during a cold period.
Our previous studies on endemic Scrophularia lepidota (Scrophulariaceae) and Phlomis brunneogaleata (Lamiaceae) showed broad-spectrum antiprotozoal potential of several iridoid and phenylethanoid glycosides (including compounds 8-12), and also compound 13 for the first time (Kirmizibekmez et al.
Floral rewards in some Scrophularia species (Scrophulariaceae) from the Iberian peninsula and the Balearic Islands.
The most promising extracts originate from plants used in traditional medicine, such as Inula montana, Bupleurum rigidum and Scrophularia scorodonia (Martin et al.
In the rat carrageenan model of edema a specific harpagoside-B isolated from the plant Scrophularia deserti (10 mg/kg) reduced paw swelling significantly by about 30% (Ahmed et al.
Fernandez-Arche M, Garcia-Gimenez MD, Saenz-Rodriguez MT, de la Puerta Vasquez R (1994) Effects of Scrophularia frutescens L.
D F Scrophulariaceae Scrophularia Lamiales 0 1 1 F Solanaceae Nicotiana Solanales 0 1 0 K Sphenocleaceae Sphenoclea Solanales 0 0 0 1 Stilbaceae Stilbe Lamiales 0 ?