Figwort (aerial parts) Tea

Figwort is used for detoxification of the body and thought to be helpful for eczema and psoriasis. It was traditionally used for swollen lymph nodes and as a general alterative remedy.

 Certified organically grown in Tasmania, Australia.

Herb Info / Uses


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Botanical Name: Scrophularia nodosa

Plant Family: Scrophulariaceae

Plant description: Figwort is native to Britain growing to 1.5 m. It is an erect plant and has a square stem, opposite leaves ovate at base and lanceolate near the top with toothed margins. It has small trumpet like greenish purple flowers.

Part used: Aerial parts.

Harvest: When plant is coming into flower.

Energetics: Cool, dry.

Active Constituent: Saponins (diosmin and hesperidin), flavonoids (inc. aucubin), cardioactive glycosides and phenolic acids.

Actions: Alterative with circulatory stimulating properties, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, laxative.

Uses: Figwort is tradiationally used for detoxification of the body and thought to be especially helpful for eczema and psoriasis. It was traditionally used for swollen lymph nodes and as a general alterative remedy. Thought ot be best in conditions of poor circulation. Applied externally, it is thought to help the healing of burns wounds and ulcers.

Dosage: Infusion - pour one cup of boiling water onto one teaspoon of dried herb. Leave to infuse for five minutes. Drink up to one cup three times per day. Liquid Extract (1:2) – 20—40 ml per week

Cautions: Avoid in tachycardia and other heart conditions.

Interactions: None known.

 

Certified organically grown in Tasmania, Australia