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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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In the first month, more than 6,000 motorists were caught speeding at four sites in the city: | Camera 1 - A4540 New John Street West: 1,084 offences | Camera 2 - B4114 Bradford Road between Old Croft Lane and Chester Road: 68 offences | Camera 3 - B4114 Bradford Road between Chester Road and Old Croft Lane: 72 offences | Camera 4 - Bristol Road between Priory Road and Speedwell Road: 4,889 offences A spokesman for the Speed Camera Partnership said: "Like most other road safety schemes, the cameras are enforced on a rolling basis.
The MHC's decision to occupy Speedwell reflected a widespread belief that engaging in profitable labour and securing economic independence could have significant rehabilitative effects on certain disaffected social groups.
There is also a bushy ground cover variety (prostrate speedwell) that features dense clusters of flowers and grows to about 25cm tall.
A Marine Accident Investigation Branch report found that Speedwell's owner John Connell, 54, had experienced problems with the boat taking on water.
. "Speedwell," a prayer to prosper, and so it has, this
These monographs include old favourites such as dandelion, horsetail and Calendula, and the less familiar maral root (Rhaponticum carthamoides) and speedwell (Veronica spp).
Between 2pm and 2.30pm on Thursday, a thief sneaked into a house through an unlocked door on Speedwell, Beacon Lough, and stole a handbag and cash.
They first attempted to sail to the New World in 1620 on board the Speedwell, a sister ship of the Mayflower.
The 2,200 s/f unit, formerly occupied by FedEx, is located at the base of the property's West Tower, fronts on the corner of Cattano and Speedwell avenues, and boasts almost 60 feet of curb-side glass.
The Speedwell - the Pilgrims' second ship, which intended to sail with the Mayflower to the New World - had to turn back because it was unseaworthy.
Second, it paints a vivid word-picture of Speedwell, a struggling and long-abandoned Mennonite community and, although a number of comparable accounts (set elsewhere) exist, most of them are not readily accessible to non-Mennonite readers.
Heeding the call, such companies as Speedwell Derivatives, in London, and U.S.-based Risk Strategies Corporation have begun to offer weather derivatives consulting as part of their businesses.