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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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Identification of promoter sequences for the major RNA transcripts of Figwort mosaic and peanut clorotic streak viruses (Caulimovirus group).
The fresh young leaves of lesser celandine,also known as pilewort (don't ask!), smallwort or figwort, are rich in vitamin C and were used to treat scurvy in the past.
AThe sample you sent me is of a native plant called figwort (Scrophularia).
Rosebay Willow-herb (Chamaenerion angustifolium) may, to the untrained eye, look suspiciously like Purple Looses-trife (Lythrum salicaria), and two members of the Figwort family Scrophulariaceae--Yellow Lute (Odontites lutea) and Common Cow-wheat (Melampyrum pratense)--may also be easily confused by someone who is gingerly taking their first herb-hunting expedition in the fields.
Scrophularia marilandica L.; Eastern or late figwort, carpenter's-square; Happy Hollow Camp Sites--successional woods; Rare; C = 5; BSUH 18046.
This is the Cape Figwort from South Africa and, once it has established, it will sucker across vast areas of the garden, drowning other weaker plants in its path.
Purple loosestrife, lizard's tail, Queen Anne's lace, purple coneflower, wild petunia, bouncing bet, Asiatic dayflower, sow thistle, white vervain, dogbane, black-eyed Susan, leatherflower, figwort, lesser stitchwort, square-stemmed germander, pokeweed, St.
Among the herbs mentioned, which have been planted at Norton, inc lude mandrake, sage, lovage, horehound, figwort, costmary, rue, valerian, lungwort , saffron and ang elica.
Penstemons are members of the figwort family (or Scrophulariaceac) which also includes such well-loved plants as foxgloves, diascias and antirrhinums.
Scrophularia marilandica L.; Eastern or Late Figwort; NW corner of central field and floodplain woods ; Infrequent, but locally abundant; C = 5; BSUH 17505.
If you have Phygelius check the soft growing tips regularly for the figwort weevil; it is about 3mm in size with a black body and a white bottom.
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family) Verbascum blattaria L.: Moth mullein; introduced, Eurasia; FACUMimulus alatus Alton: Sharpwing monkey-flower; native; OBL; 4