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DISCLAIMER: These pages are presented solely as a source of INFORMATION and ENTERTAINMENT and to provide stern warnings against use where appropriate. No claims are made for the efficacy of any herb nor for any historical herbal treatment. In no way can the information provided here take the place of the standard, legal, medical practice of any country. Additionally, some of these plants are extremely toxic and should be used only by licensed professionals who have the means to process them properly into appropriate pharmaceuticals. One final note: many plants were used for a wide range of illnesses in the past, but be aware that many of the historical uses have proven to be ineffective for the problems to which they were applied.

(Scrophularia nodosa)

CAUTION! Should be avoided by those with heart conditions.

PART USED: Whole plant.
HARVEST: Cut plant while flowering and dry for use.

Diuretic, alterative, laxative, anodyne; affects liver, heart and circulation.
Has been used for chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and pruritus.
Has been used externally for skin diseases and fungal infections, wounds, burns, ulcers and skin inflammations.
Has been used for mastitis, swollen glands and poor circulation.
Increases strength of heart contractions.

©2001 by Ernestina Parziale, CH