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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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PLANTS: Jennifer has an astonishing 384 varieties of plants, including 24 species of grass and 266 cultivated plants, including marigolds and toadflax.
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Sprinkle seeds of low-growing wildflowers between the plants (we used dwarf toadflax and baby blue eyes, but tidytips also work).
Honeybees and carpenter bees collect pollen from dandelions, yellow-flowered wild radishes, red maples, blue toadflax, white clover and mouse-eared chickweed.
Even the celebrity's favourite place to be seen, The Ivy, has ivy toadflax and wild chervil on its menu.
Ivy-leaved toadflax clinging to stone walls in the village of Plockton was a surprise so far north, but narrow green shoots of bog asphodel were the only evidence of one of my favourite montane plants, which will flower in damper areas in June.
Make sowings of annuals such as candytuft, morning glory, nasturtium, mignonette, sweet scabious, toadflax, Virginia stock and poached egg plants.
Plentiful spring bloomers include arroyo lupine, California peony, ground pink, Catalina mariposa lily (Calochortus catalinae), shooting stars, blue larkspur, crimson pitcher sage, paintbrush, chaparral currant, rein orchid, toadflax, and penstemon, as well as caterpillar, fernleaf, and Parry's phacelias.