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Ingredient Name : Fumaria officinalis Linn.

Arabic Name : Shahtaraj, Shaatiraj

Bengali Name : Vanshulfa, Shotara, Pitpapra

Chinese Name : Tzu hua ti ting

English Name : Common Fumitory, Earth-smoke, Vapor, Beggary

French Name : Fumée de terre

German Name : Ackerraute, Echter Erdrauch, Erdgalle, Gemeiner Erdrauch, Kratzheil, Traubenkerbel

Gujarati Name : Pittapapada, Pitpapado, Pittapapado

Hindi Name : Pitpapra, Papara, Shahtara

Kannada Name : Kallu Sabasige, Parpatu, Chaturasigide

Kashmiri Name : Shahtar

Latin name : Fumaria officinalis Linn.

Marathi Name : Pittapapada, Shatra, Parpat

Persian Name : Shahtara, Shahtarak

Punjabi Name : Shahtara, Pittapapara

Sanskrit Name : Yavana Parpata, Parpata, Suksmapatra

Urdu Name : Shahtara


It is alterative, anthelmintic, antibiotic, antispasmodic, astringent, aperient, cholagogue, depurative, slightly diaphoretic, mildly diuretic, hepatic, mildly laxative, stomachic, tonic and vermifuge. It is regarded as an excellent blood purifier. Useful in eczema, acne, pimples, scabies, boils, syphilis, gonorrhoea, psoriasis, scrofula, leprosy, constipation and dyspepsia. Its action is probably due to its diuretic and purgative actions, which have a general cleansing effect on the whole body via the kidneys and liver. It is particularly valuable in the treatment of all visceral obstructions, particularly those of the liver. A German article published in 1995 reviewed its beneficial actions on bile and urine flow - thus making it useful for gall bladder and liver problems. It has also been used to remedy digestive disorders such as dyspepsia, flatulence and nausea.

Recommended Dosage: 3 to 7 g powder of dried whole plant.

Contraindication: Excess dose can cause hypnotic and sedative effects.