figwort(redirected from Scrophulariaceae)
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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.
Figwort should not be used internally, given its intense purgative, emetic and cardioactive properties.
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