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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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AT HOME At home in Chepstow, Trevor Evans who with 70 fellow botanists mapped every plant in Monmouthshire Picture: David Hurst; FIND Iberian toadflax at Monnow Bridge, Monmouth; PLANTLIFE Drawing of a long bracted sedge by Trevor Evans
Mae Wendy yn awgrymu mai ffurf binc o llin y llyffant porffor (Linaria purpurea; Purple Toadflax neu Canon Went) ydi o a hynny am fod modd gweld y sbardun hir yng nghefn y blodau, Yr unig broblem, fel mae hi'n dweud ydi nad ydi'r blodyn fel arfer yn dechrau blodeuo tan fis Mehefin.
Jim Brady found a 17 yard stretch of ivy leaved toadflax on Kings Road, St Helens.
The roof will have a sparse covering of wild flowers, such as poppies, oxeye daisies, cornfields and common toadflax.
All the mice of Brambly Hedge are sleeping - except birthday boy Wilfred Toadflax.
There's a wild bunch, too, known as weeds in less hospitable places ( spreading, pale pink purslane; rampant rose-pink mallow; pure white wood anemones; feverfew, the migraine medicine, with sprays of small white chrysanthemum flowers; pink campions; and spikes of purple toadflax.
Lange: (*,+); Lesser Toadflax or Dwarf Snapdragon; rare; waste place; BSUH 11449.
PLANTS: Jennifer has an astonishing 384 varieties of plants, including 24 species of grass and 266 cultivated plants, including marigolds and toadflax.
We examined various aspects of a previously unreported flower color polymorphism in the annual plant, Linaria canadensis (Blue Toadflax, Scrophulariaceae).
Ivy leaved toadflax still flowers along a sheltered garden wall at home, the relatively mild conditions allowing the plant to bloom all year round now.
Throughout Georgia, Bee Season follows Pollen Season as honeybees and solitary bees collect pollen from dandelions, yellow-flowered wild radishes, red maples, blue toadflax, white clover and mouse-eared chickweed.
PRINCE Philip received a painting of a bastard toadflax flower for his 80th birthday yesterday.