Skip to content

About Indian Fumitory  

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 m

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Indian Fumitory,Pid-papra, Shahtra ,papara,Pit papra,Parpatakam,Dhukure, Parpata, Parpatakah ,Chatarashi , Dhukure, , Koire Kuro, ,Shampu Phool , [Fumaria indica (Hausskn.) Pugsley] Fumaria indica
Maximum Reachable Height 10-15 inches.
Flower Colour Pale-pinkish to whitish flowers.
Bloom Time May to September
Difficulty Level easy

Planting and care

Indian Fumitory   care

Sunlight Sunny
Watering medium
Soil Light and well-drained soil.
Temperature medium

Indian Fumitory   uses

Medicinal Use:

  • 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   ?

Indian Fumitory   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   grow?

On average Indian Fumitory   grows 10-15 inches.

What color are Indian Fumitory   ?

A Indian Fumitory   plant bears flowers of color Pale-pinkish to whitish flowers.

When Indian Fumitory   blooms?

With enough light, Indian Fumitory   may produce Pale-pinkish to whitish flowers. flowers in May to September

How hard is Indian Fumitory   to grow?

A Indian Fumitory   is easy

How much sunlight does a Indian Fumitory   need?

A Indian Fumitory   prefers Sunny

How much water does a Indian Fumitory   need?

A Indian Fumitory   prefers watering medium

What kind of soil does a Indian Fumitory   need?

A Indian Fumitory   prefers Light and well-drained soil.

What temperature does a Indian Fumitory   like?

A Indian Fumitory   prefers medium

Customer Reviews

No reviews yet Write a review

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Have a Question?

Be the first to ask a question about this.

Ask a Question