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Common Fumitory

Common Fumitory, Indian Fumitory
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Scientific name of Common Fumitory: Fumaria officinalis

Synonyms: Fumaria parviflora Lam., Fumaria officinalis, Oldenlandia corymbosa, Polycarpaea corymbosa.

Name in different languages:-

English: Indian Fumitory, fine-leaved fumitory, and Indian fumitory

Hindi: Pitta Papada, Pitpapra, Dham Gajara

Sanscrit: Sutiktaka, Varatikata, Parpataka

Malayalam: Parppadakom

Tamil: Tura

Plant Description

It is commonly found as weeds, throughout India, slender annual herb, much-branched, flowers are clusters of tiny pale-pinkish to whitish, 5 to 6 mm long. Sepals minute. Upper petal has short, somewhat down-curved sac-like spur, stalks are erect, Leaves are narrowly pointed segments, about 1 mm broad. Stems are glaucous, leafy, up to 30 cm long. Fruit is globose, about 2 mm. Flowering is April-May.

Leaf Arrangement

Useful plant parts:

whole plant

Medicinal uses:

To treat fever, high Pitta conditions, cardiac disorders, abdominal spasmodic pain, skin disorders, eye disorders.

Chemical content:

Furmaramine, Fumaramidine, Fumaridine, Adlumidiciceine, adlumine,biscuculline, Parfumidine, parfumine, Parviflorine, Narceimine, Cochaurine, Coptisine, Cryptopine, Fumariline, Lahoramine, Lahorine.

Medicinal properties:


How to prepare medicines:

It is used as an ingredient in the Ayurveda medicine like:-


Chinnodbhavadi Kashayam

Pachanamrita Kashayam



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