Fumaria Officinalis and also called Earth Smoke or Fumitory and is highly prized for it’s ability to heal inflamed skin… plus it has other healing abilities.
This plant grows all over in moderate climates and has purplish flowers that are great for the garden. It has been use all the way back to the Romans and has been used in Ayurvedic Medicine in India for hundreds of years.
Fumitory is a common herb in France, Spain, Austria, Australia, US, Africa, Asia, and the UK.
Parts Used – The stems, roots, and flowers can all be used for healing.
Anti-inflammatory – Fumitory works well to heal swollen, red, and painful skin and other organs.
Psoriasis and Eczema – Because of Fumitory’s anti-inflammatory qualities it works well for treating both eczema and psoriasis.
Rashes – Fumitory made into a cream or an ointment is great for itchy rashes.
Acne – Fumitory also heals acne and clears up blemishes thus bringing about beautiful skin.
Detoxing Agent – Because fumitory contains lots of great antioxidants it also works well for detoxing the blood and liver.
Diuretic – Fumitory is also a great diuretic helping to rid the body of excess water accumulation and toxins.
Sedating – Fumitory is sedating… slowing a racing heart and lowering blood pressure.
Arthritis – Because of fumitory’s anti-inflammatory qualities it works great for arthritis and joint disease.
Antibacterial – Fumitory is a good antibacterial agent that kill bacillus and staph infections.
IBS and GI Problems – Fumitory has also been used to treat irritations of the GI tract and sooth away bloating, pain, diarrhea, constipation, and stomachaches.
Liver Disease – Studies show that fumitory can heal gallbladder disease, inflammation of the liver, and help bile to flow from the gallbladder. It has been shown to improve liver function by up to 80% plus detox and heal the liver in general… and stimulating liver function.
Fumitory also prevents the formation of gallbladder stones, and works as a great antispasmodic compound for the gallbladder.
Antioxidants – Fumitory is full of antioxidants that help to slow the aging process.
Contains – Fumitory contains lots of great fatty acids that help to heal the skin, also phenolic compounds that slow the aging process and detox the body of free radicals.
It also contains lots of alkaloids such as bulbocapnine, protopine, fumaritine, fumariline, and many others which are powerful healing agents for many areas of the body.
Dose – In powdered form take 200 to 1000 mgs per day, as tincture – 1 to 3 mls per day, and as fresh juice about 3 or 4 g per day.
Side Effects – Fumitory has been used safely for over 30 years in Europe.
This article is meant to get you started… so you can do more research on your own… dig a little deeper and find what works for you. This article is for educational purposes only, I strongly recommend that you seek advice from your own GP, private doctor, or medical specialist for any ailment, illness, or medical condition.. this article not meant to be a scientific analysis in any way, shape, or form.
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