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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Fumaria officinalis?
If you know websites containing any information about Fumaria officinalis please link to them.
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Here is some basic information about Fumaria officinalis and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Fumaria officinalis.


Fumaria officinalis basic info
Scientific Name: Fumaria officinalis L..
Family: Papaveraceae.
Genus: Fumaria.
Common names in English: fumitory, wax-dolls.
Description: Fumaria officinalis is the most common species of the genus Fumaria in Western and Central Europe. Know also as common fumitory, drug fumitory or earth smoke. The fruit is an achene. It contains alkaloids, potassium salts, and tannins. It is also a major source of fumaric acid. Also called common fumitory, drug fumitory or earth smoke. It was traditionally thought to be good for the eyes, and to remove skin blemishes. In modern times herbalists use it to treat skin diseases, and conjunctivitis; as well as to cleanse the kidneys. However, fumitory is poisonous and should only be used "under the direction of a medical herbalist." - for more info about Fumaria officinalis See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Fumaria officinalis
*The information in this list is based on the ethnobotanical data in Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases.
Dr. Duke does not recommend using this information for self diagnosis or self medication. - See link


Fumaria officinalis in other websites
Fumaria officinalis common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Fumaria officinalis - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Fumaria officinalis - See link.


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