Overview

Fumitory is a low shrub with gray pointed leaves, and from a distance the plant can have the wispy appearance of smoke. Because of this, it received the name "earth smoke." The parts of the plant that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

People use fumitory for conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), disorders affecting bile flow in the liver, skin disorders, to increase urine, and many others, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work ?

Fumitory contains a substance that may reduce spasms of the bile duct or gut.

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