Overview of California Figwort
Scientific Name: Scrophularia californica
Do not confuse with lanceleaf figwort (Scrophularia lanceolata), Maryland figwort (Scrophularia marilandica), Ningpo figwort (Scrophularia ningpoensis), or figwort (Scrophularia nodosa). According to one study [Brownstein et al. 2017], California figwort produces many of the same bioactive compounds found in devil's claw.
Conflicting (Unclear):insufficient information
Limited Evidence:insufficient information
No Evidence:insufficient information
No Clinical Research:All other conditions.
- Side effects have not been studied.
- Use caution or contact a licensed healthcare practitioner, since there is not enough research on the use of supplements containing California figwort.
There is not enough research on the use of supplements containing California figwort during pregnancy and breast-feeding, so consult a licensed healthcare practitioner before use or avoid use.
California figwort is not a "drug", so the best doses have not been thoroughly established. Make sure to follow the specific product instructions and take as directed on the label, or consult a licensed healthcare practitioner before use.
1. Brownstein KJ, Gargouri M, Folk WR, Gang DR. Iridoid and phenylethanoid/phenylpropanoid metabolite profiles of Scrophularia and Verbascum species used medicinally in North America. Metabolomics. 2017 Nov;13(11):133. 2. Afendi FM, Okada T, Yamazaki M, Hirai-Morita A, Nakamura Y, Nakamura K, Ikeda S, Takahashi H, Altaf-Ul-Amin M, Darusman LK, Saito K, Kanaya S. KNApSAcK family databases: integrated metabolite-plant species databases for multifaceted plant research. Plant Cell Physiol. 2012 Feb;53(2):e1.