Working with Figwort
Figwort herb is taken internally for liver and skin disorders, such as rashes, eczema, psoriasis, and itching. It is applied externally for hemorrhoids, bruises, ringworm, and itching. It is universally recommended for lymphatic swellings, especially in the neck.
In Chinese medicine, a related species, S. ningpoensis, is used to relieve fevers, sore throat, and swollen red eyes associated with general toxemia, adrenal deficiency, and sore throat.
Figwort has a taste of BITTER, SWEET and a temperature of COOL.
Conditions treated with Figwort
The information given here is designed to help you make informed choices about your health. The information is drawn from numerous sources—both traditional medicine practice, from the clinical experience of many herbalists currently practicing, and supported by decades of scientific research from the author. The research most consulted includes human clinical trials that help to determine the most effective and safe herbs for various needs, the best doses, and types of preparations.
The information offered in this database is not intended as a substitute for any that may have been prescribed by your health practitioner or physician.