Medical fumes (Fumaria officinalis L.)

Dymyanka medicinal is an annual plant from the Buttercup family (Ranunculaceae).

Description:

An annual low plant (up to 40 cm) with strongly deviated branches, seated with thin, tender, doubly pinnate leaves; flowers are collected in racemes, small, purple-pink, bilaterally symmetrical, with a spur; the fruit is a one-seeded nutlet, the seeds are small, black. Blossoms in May-June. Dymyanka is found as a weed in fields and gardens.

Contains active substances:

Fumarin alkaloid, a bitter substance, fusaric acid, resin, mucus were found in the herb of the fumigation.

Medicinal use:

A decoction of herb dymyanka is used for nervous diseases. According to some reports, it has a hypotensive effect. It is used in Western European medicine as a gastric, laxative; in homeopathy for eczema.

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