Fumitory plant for Herbal Naturopathy: properties, benefits, uses, side effects

The fumitory is a medicinal plant with a hepatoprotective, antispasmodic and diuretic action, mainly used to regulate bile flow. Let’s find out better.

Property of the Fumitory 

Fumaria officinalis is a plant with antispasmodic and diuretic properties. It has a hepatoprotective action that is expressed above all on the biliary tract.

In particular, if the flow of bile is low, it increases it, while if it is excessive it decreases it. Bile is produced by the liver and its main function is to promote digestive processes in order to facilitate the absorption of substances useful for the body and eliminate the harmful ones.

The intake of the flue helps to restore biliary function when this is defective. Prevents the formation of gallstones and stimulates bile secretion.

Thanks to the presence of the active ingredients contained in it, the flue has a beneficial effect on the entire digestive system, thus favoring the digestive process.

Other curative effects of the flue concern the treatment and prevention of migraines, as well as skin diseases such as eczema caused by impaired liver function.

How to use

The whole plant is used from the flue. The flue finds its use for small hepatic insufficiency; acne, eczema; arthritism; preventive treatment atherosclerosis.

  • Purification of the organism: take 15 drops of TM of fumitory with a little water before meals for a month.
  • Difficult digestion, bloating and halitosis: take 30 drops of TM in a little water, 3 times a day for 2 months.
  • Arteriosclerosis prevention: take 30 drops of TM in a little water, 2 times a day for 2 months. Repeat the cycle 2-3 times a year.
  • Arthritis: take 2 capsules of dry extract (250 mg per capsule), 2 times a day for 2 months.
  • Acne: the infusion is prepared by pouring a cup of hot water on a spoonful of dried flowers; after 15 minutes filter and drink. 

Contraindications of the flue

Avoid taking preparations containing fumes in case of ascertained hypersensitivity to one or more components.

Description of the plant

The Fumaria (Fumaria officinalis) is a spontaneous annual plant that belongs to the Fumariacee family.

It has a green, hairless stem, which can reach a height of 20-30 cm. Its course is climbing.

The leaves are long and thin, while the flowers are pink gathered in racemose inflorescences. The fruit is a walnut.

Habitat of the Fumaria

The flue is present throughout the territory, meadows, fields, roads, in the plains and in the hills, especially in the cultivated areas, where it is considered a pest. Altitude from zero to 1600 meters above sea level.


The flue owes its name to the smell, very similar to that of smoke, emanating from the rubbed leaves.

Fumaria derives from the Latin (Fumus = smoke) due to the popular belief that it causes tearing if the juice comes into contact with the eyes. as they consolidated, they took on the appearance of plants.

This tradition has also persisted overseas: in fact, it was believed that it was not born from a seed but was an emanation of the earth.

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