Fumaria

Fumaria officinalis L.

Fumaria
Part used

Dried, whole or fragmented aerial part, collected in full bloom.

Indication

The European Medicine Agency (EMA) approves its traditional use to increase bile flow and improve the symptoms of indigestion, and flatulence (gas) and slow digestion.

In addition, the ESCOP recognizes its effect on indigestion, nausea or vomiting caused by changes in the liver and in the gallbladder.

Properties

Regulates bile flow and has a calming effect (reduces spasms) at a digestive level. It also has diuretic and cleansing properties.

Popularly attributed to antispasmodic, digestive, choleretic, cholagogue and diuretic activity.
Tests have also shown that fumaria possesses antioxidant activity.