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FUMITORY
(Fumaria officinalis)

Fumitory is used internally primarily for liver and gall-bladder problems. Larger doses act as a laxative and diuretic, but excessive doses can cause diarrhea and stomach ache. For chronic constipation, use fumitory in combination with other appropriate herbs. Take fumitory also for scabies and other skin problems.

PROPERTIES: Antispasmodic, Diuretic, Laxative, Tonic
Parts used: herb 

• highly valued since at least Roman times for its tonic and blood cleansing effect upon the body

• in troublesome eruptive diseases of the skin, especially eczema (for which it can be taken internally and externally)

• it is particularly valuable in the treatment of all organs obstructions, particularly those of the liver 

SUGGESTED DOSAGE: Tincture: 10 to 60 drops three times a day or 2 to 10 pumps of the spray.

CONTRA INDICATIONS: Some caution should be exercised in the use of this herb since excess doses cause hypnotic and sedative effects, especially if it is taken for more than about 8 days. Do not use when pregnant or nursing. 

 


Please note: This information is compiled from traditional and modern herb books, articles and research. This information is summarized for its educational value and should not be used for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease. It should not be used to replace the services of a qualified practitioner.