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fumitory

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.
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Whitelegg, "Chapter 16 Fumaria officinalis, fumitory," in Medical Herbs, pp.
Caption: Figure 1: HPSEC elution pattern of ammonium oxalate-extracted common fumitory pectin.
If they are yellow it is Corydalis lutea but if they are a pinky-purple, then it is the closely-related Fumitory, probably Fumaria purpurea.
Her fallow leas The darnel, hemlock, and rank fumitory Doth root upon, while that the coulter rusts That should deracinate such savagery; The even mead, that erst brought sweetly forth The freckled cowslip, burner, and green clover, Wanting the scythe, all uncorrected, rank, Conceives by idleness and nothing teems But hateful docks, rough thistles, kecksies, burrs, Losing both beauty and utility.
The decline in numbers is thought to be due to the loss of certain arable weeds such as fumitory, clover and vetch, which will be planted in trial plots during the monitoring period.
Common bitters used typically 10 to 30 minutes before a meal include ginger (Zingiber officinale) rhizome, dandelion (Taraxacum officinalis), fumitory (Fumaria officianlis) leaf, wormwood (Artemisia spp.), gentian (Gentiana spp.) root, candytuft (Iberis amara), and artichoke (Cynara scolymus) leaf.
In this context Fumaria indica Pugsley (Papavaraceae) commonly known as 'Fumitory' and "parpat" in Sanskrit has been used over many centuries as hepatoprotective agent (Kurma and Mishra, 1997).
Up on Bidston Hill,primroses are now in flower, while ivy leaved speedwell and fumitory bloom elsewhere.
Which of these is NOT a genuine flower name: ramping fumitory, beggar's banquet,lady's bedstraw,bastard toadflax?