Also known as Carpenter’s Plant, Rose Noble, Scrofula Plant, Square Stalk, Stinging Christopher, and Throatwort
History: Figwort is closely related to Mullein and Rhemania, and like its relations, has been used throughout history to stimulate the body to heal itself. It was first used by the Native Americans and then later by the Eclectic physicians. Native American healers used it as a heal all for problems with the skin.
ModernUses: Specific for skin conditions like eczema and/or psoriasis, but can be used both internally and topically for any chronic skin condition (especially those accompanied by eruptions, itchiness and irritation). Will promote whole body detoxification and improve metabolic functions, which can be of benefit in rheumatism and gout. Can be used in lymphatic conditions, swellings, swollen lymph nodes and tumors. As a topical application for inflammation, infected wounds, blisters, boils and bruises.
Active Ingredients: Saponins, cardioactive glycosides, flavonoids, resin, sugar, organic acids
Actions: alterative, diuretic, purgative, heart stimulant
Complementary Herbs: Yellow Dock, Burdock Root