Indian Fumitory is a delicate much-branched annual herb with clusters of tiny pale-pinkish to whitish flowers, each 5-6 mm long. Sepals are minute. Upper petal has short, somewhat down-curved sac-like spur. Flower-stalks are erect, as long or slightly shorter than the laceshaped bracts.
Leaves are 2-3 times cut into narrow pointed segments, about 1 mm broad. Stems are glaucous, leafy, 5-30 cm long. Fruit is round, about 2 mm. Indian Fumitory is found throughout the Himalayas, up to altitudes of 2400 m. Flowering: April-May. The leaves are mostly alternate. The gray-green leaves are divided into triangular toothed leaflets.At the top of the branches stand many small flowers, as it were in a long spike one above another, made like little birds, of a reddish purple colour, with whitish bellies, after which come small round husks, containing small black seeds. The root is small, yellow and not very long, and full of juice when it is young.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
The plant is sold under the name pitpapra in Ayurvedic bazaars
It is also used in the Unani system of medicine and incorporated into trifala shahtara
Indian Fumitory is used in aches and pains, diarrhoea, fever, influenza and liver complaints
The herb mixed with honey mar be taken internally to prevent vomiting
A cold infusion of the plant is used to treat wasting diseases of children and to help cooling during fever and in the treatment of constipation and dyspepsia
It is used as a blood purifier for skin diseases and applied externally in leucoderma and as a fomentation for swollen joints
The dried plant is also used as an anthelmintic, diuretic and diaphoretic and, in combination with black pepper, for jaundice
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Indian Fumitory Â ?
Indian Fumitory Â is commonly known as Indian Fumitory,Pid-papra, Shahtra ,papara,Pit papra,Parpatakam,Dhukure, Parpata, Parpatakah ,Chatarashi , Dhukure, , Koire Kuro, ,Shampu Phool
, [Fumaria indica (Hausskn.) Pugsley] Fumaria indica
How tall do Indian Fumitory Â grow?
On average Indian Fumitory Â grows 10-15 inches.
What color are Indian Fumitory Â ?
A Indian Fumitory Â plant bears flowers of color Pale-pinkish to whitish flowers.
When Indian Fumitory Â blooms?
With enough light, Indian Fumitory Â may produce Pale-pinkish to whitish flowers. flowers in May to September
How hard is Indian Fumitory Â to grow?
A Indian Fumitory Â is easy
How much sunlight does a Indian Fumitory Â need?
A Indian Fumitory Â prefers Sunny
How much water does a Indian Fumitory Â need?
A Indian Fumitory Â prefers watering medium
What kind of soil does a Indian Fumitory Â need?
A Indian Fumitory Â prefers Light and well-drained soil.
What temperature does a Indian Fumitory Â like?
A Indian Fumitory Â prefers medium
Thursday, 26 September 2019
Plants are alive but flowers have not come out as yet.