Parts Used – Aerial parts, root.
Figwort is an herb that supports detoxification of the body and may be used as a treatment for various types of skin conditions. Taken internally as an infusion or applied externally, figwort is of value in treating chronic skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. Applied externally, figwort will also help speed the healing of burns, wounds, hemorrhoids, and ulcers. Figwort’s traditional use as a treatment for swellings and tumors continues in Europe to this day. Figwort is also mildly diuretic, and it is reputed to be effective when used to expel worms.