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Figwort - Scrophularia nodosa -Seeds

Figwort - Scrophularia nodosa -Seeds Image

Scrophularia is a coarse erect perennial with, fleshy stems.
Growing up to 80cm tall, it shoots from a knotted rootstock.
Figwort grows well from seed (which are very tiny) and we have found it strikes at most times of year as long as you are careful not to let the seedlings or the plant dry out.
Figwort seems to prefer slightly boggy conditions and we keep ours potted to prevent drying out during long hot summers.
We use it primarily in the treatment of skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis, pruritus and any skin condition where there is itching, discharge or irritation.
We make up an ointment from the fresh aerial parts of the Figwort to topically treat skin irritations, burns, bruises swelling.
Because Figwort is a heart stimulant, caution should be applied when self administering.

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Degree of difficulty in germination.....6/10 (1 is easy - 10 very difficult) Seasonal