Benefits of Figwort

Although a native of Europe, figwort is now growing in the northern section of the U.S. It is also called scrofula plant because its medicinal virtues are said to be particularly directed to this condition. The plant is distinguished by its knotty roots.

The LEAVES, ROOTS, and the HERB are used and yield their virtues to water and alcohol. The leaves, when fresh, have a rank fetid odor and a bitter somewhat acrid taste; but these properties are diminished by drying. Water extracts their virtues, forming a reddish infusion.

They influence the secements and tone the pelvic organs and the kidneys, increasing the quantity of urine.

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The leaves and herb, applied as a poultice, ointment, or fomentation, are useful in piles, scrofula, painful tumors, ulcers, skin diseases, sores, cutaneous eruptions, abscesses, sprains, swellings, inflammations and bruises. Also taken internally in infusion of 1 oz. leaves to 1 pt. boiling water in 1/2 wine-glassful doses.

In skin diseases, the following will be a good combination: 2 oz. figwort and 1 oz. each of yellow dock rt. and queens delight rt. Simmer in 2 qts. water down to 5/2 pts. and take 3 T. 3 or 4 times daily.

Where there is weakness of the generative organs and irregular menstruation, it will be a soothing tonic.

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