Introduction of Fumaria Officinalis Extract
Fumaria (botanical name, Fumaria officinalis) is an annually growing herb that generally grows up to a height of 30 inches. This herb, commonly also known as ‘Earthsmoke', has thin stems and several wilted branches that bear gray-green hued leaves. The leaves of Fumaria are usually split into triangular shaped jagged leaflets.
The flowers of Fumaria appear at the terminals of the branches in the form of extended bunches of petite, tube-shaped blooms that are purplish-pink having crimson tips. The flowers are generally 7 mm to 9 mm in diameter and appear during the period between May and September. Each flower has two lips and is spurred having sepals that run about a fourth of the flower's length.
Benefits of Fumaria Officinalis Extract
Fumitory has been used as a treatment for arthritis, liver disorders and gallstones and acts as a diuretic, a laxative, aperient, a tonic, a digestive & as an infusion used externally in the treatment of scabies and eczema. It is particularly valuable in the treatment of all visceral obstructions, particularly those of the liver, in scorbutic affections & in troublesome eruptive diseases of the skin.
A yellow dye is obtained from the flowers. A decoction makes a curative lotion for 'milk-crust' on the scalps of babies. It is also used in cold, fever, certain skin disorder. Used in cosmetics as facial tonic because of its emollient properties. Also known for its blood purifying property.
An extract obtained from Fumaria or a syrup prepared with the extracts of this plant worked to invigorate the functioning of the liver, facilitating in eliminating toxic substances and wastes from the body as well as help get rid of skin contagions. This herb encloses extract that work on the heart and also blood pressure.