Figwort Herb (Organic)
Bulk Herbs: Figwort Herb, Organic
Also Known As: Carpenter's Square, Throatwort, Rosenoble
Size: 1 oz package
Farming Type: Organic
Figwort is an erect perennial with thick, square fleshy stems and green or purple flowers. It thrives in wet, damp places in the forest, and is found throughout the northern hemisphere. The herb is harvested in the summer when the plant is in bloom. It is often made into an infusion, tinctured, or used as a compress. Figwort is a member of the esteemed Scrophulariaceae family, which also includes mullein, speedwell, and foxglove.
Figwort promotes the detoxification of our body by helping to get rid of the toxic substances from the body. Hence, this herb may be employed effectively for treating a variety of skin disorders. Figwort is helpful in healing chronic skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema when it is taken internally in the form of an infusion or applied topically to the affected areas. When applied topically, this herb is also useful for hastening the healing wounds, burn injuries, ulcers and haemorrhoids. Traditionally, figwort has been used for treating swellings as well as tumours and, in Europe herbalists still continue to use the herb for these purposes. Figwort also possesses mild diuretic properties, and is known to be useful for expelling worms from the body.
NOTE: Not to be taken by pregnant women
In Magick, Figwort is ruled by Venus and Water. This was commonly smoked during midsummer to protect homes and other locations. Can also be used in healing magick to promote well being.
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