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Common Name: Fumitory | Scientific Name: Fumaria Officinalis

Family Name: Fumitoriaceae


Notes from the Eclectic Physicians

Notes from the Eclectic Physicians

Properties and Uses -Tonic, laxative, alterative, and diuretic. Esteemed as a valuable remedy in visceral obstructions, in scorbutic affections, in leprosy, and many forms of cutaneous disease. The expressed juice may be used in the dose of two ounces or more per day; or a decoction of the dried or fresh leaves and tops may be used freely. Two ounces of the flowers and tops infused in three pints of Madeira wine, and taken twic a day in doses of from tow to four fluidounces, will strenghten the stomach and improve the appetite.

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