Scrophularia nodosa (also called figwort, woodland figwort, and common figwort) is a perennial herbaceous plant found in temperate regions of the Northern hemisphere except western North America
Traditionally: it was a common cure for swellings and cuts.
Against skin eruptions, the plant was boiled and the affected area were washed with the decoct or it was used against wildfire and tonsillitis. Baths were prepared using the floral stalks, against feet aches and rheumatics.
The root stalk was administered as a vermifuge.
Anti inflammatory, citculatory stimulant, diuretic, heart stimulant and laxative properties
Best to avoid in pregnancy & lactation. Caution with heart conditions and tachycardia. High doses can be poisonous.
Caution with cardiac glycosides.
Figwort, Thoratwort, Kernelwort, Rosenoble
Source: LiveAndFeel, http://www.liveandfeel.com/articles/figwort-health-benefits-scrophularia-nodosa-fam-scrophularia-1707