Figwort, or Scrophularia, L. a genus of plants consisting of twenty-one species, four of which are natives of Britain : the principal of these is the nodosa, or great figwort, which is perennial, grows in woods and moist hedges, and flowers in the month of July. It is eaten by goats, but refused by horses, cows, sheep, and swine. The animals last mentioned, when diseased with the scab, may be cured by washing them in a decoction of these leaves. Bechstein remarks, that the fibrous root, when overgrown with small knobs, is said to afford a good remedy for the worms in hogs.