Fumaria. Properties. Medicinal Plants

Fumaria (Fumaria officinalis)
Its name comes from the Latin prima (smoke) by Dioscorides, as their juice causes lacrimation similar to that produced by smoke.

Fumaria Properties
* Used alkaloids through their beneficial properties to the gallbladder.
* Anfocolerética is the plant par excellence.
* It balances the functioning of the gallbladder because it acts both on the formation of bile as disposal. Because it improves digestion and prevents the formation of gallstones.
* It is diuretic, choleretic, purifying and tonic.
* The fumaria is effective against nausea and headaches due to liver malfunction.
* Calm the intestinal spasms.
* The fumaria is used in chronic intestinal disorders of biliary origin as certain types of constipation.
* Used as purifying the blood, liver and joint management of anemia.
* Helping in hypertension and cardiac arrhythmias. It is a mild laxative.
* Used for: cholecystitis, cholelithiasis, headache associated with hepatobiliary dysfunction. Hyperlipidemia, prevention of atherosclerosis. Asthma.
* As a purifying substance in the treatment of dermatitis: eczema, psoriasis, etc..

Contraindications to Fumaria
- Hypertension or low blood pressure, glaucoma, pregnancy, lactation.
- No PLS USE dosage forms containing alcohol to children under two years or people with ethyl.

Side effects of Fumaria

None known.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3

- By its presence in alkaloids, it is recommended treatments prescribed in the form of rather short with periods of rest for two to three months.
- Do not use the fumaria in the treatment of hypertension, as the alkaloids paradoxical behave according to the dose (low dose pressor and hypotensive at higher doses).
- As with any medicinal plants that can be taken in tincture or fluid extract should always be kept in mind the alcohol content.

(0 = none, 1 = somewhat toxic, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

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