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Herbal medicine
An annual herb that contains alkaloids, fumaric acid, mucilage, resin and tannic acid; it is a mild laxative, diuretic and stimulates the flow of bile, and has been used to treat skin conditions and liver complaints.
Toxic effects
Large doses may cause stomach ache and diarrhoea.


n Latin name:
Fumaria officinalis; part used: flowering parts, leaves; uses: laxative, diuretic, epidermal maladies, biliary disease; uses under research: arrhythmias; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children; patients who suffer from convulsions or elevated internal pressure within the eye; can cause lower pulse and blood pressure, convulsions with over-use, nausea. Also called
earth smoke, hedge fumitory, and
wax dolls.
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Cheaper wax dolls were also made by dipping a head in wax.
The most desirable wax dolls are those that are made from poured wax with the headmoulded in its entirety from wax.
Some of the best wax dolls were made by the Montanari and Pierotti families in London in the 19th century and examples of these are rare and valuable today.
The toys that were on sale were primarily of German origin, but the English makers made wooden toys, wax dolls, board games and miniature tea and dinner services.
Wood, fabric, clay and wax dolls and bears will be among the other creations which feature in the show on Sunday, November 16.
The collection ranged from wax dolls from 1845 to the latest Sindy and Barbie creations.