Scrophularia nodosa


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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.
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cit.) de Scrophularia nodosa en el Pirineo aragones, la asociacion Artemisio-Epilobietum hirsuti alcanzaria su limite occidental en el rio Cinqueta (Plan).
Las dos primeras corresponden a la asociacion pirenaico oriental Artemisio vulgaris-Epilobietum hirsuti, que se diferencia del resto por la presencia de Scrophularia nodosa, Artemi sia vulgaris, Pastinaca sativa, Galeopsis tetrahit y Cirsium monspessulanum, y por la ausencia de Lythrum salicaria, sobre todo.
Diferenciales de asociaciones y subasociaciones: Scrophularia nodosa II II .