Family Name: Scrophulariaceae
Botanical Name(s): Scrophularia nodosa
Popular Name(s): Figwort, Rosenoble, Throatwort, Scrofula Plant,
Figwort Root, Heal-All, Kernelwort
Parts Used: The complete herb
Habitat: Carpenters Square is widely found in Europe.
Description: Carpenters Square possesses acutely heart shaped
leaves and hermaphrodite flowers blooming in June to September. The
flowers are pollinated by bees, wasps and the seeds ripe from July to
September. The plant grows in semi-shade or no shade and requires moist
Uses: Carpenters Square is used as an alterative, diuretic,
laxative, heart stimulant, anodyne and depurative substance. It used to
cure eczema, psoriasis and other skin problems. It may be used as a mild
laxative also in constipation.