Fumaria indica (Haussk) Pugsle

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Fumaria indica (Haussk) Pugsley is aslo known as Fumaria Indica Hausskn, Fumaria indica Linn, Fumaria Officinalis Linn., Fumaria parviflora Lamk, belongs to Fumariaceae, family.
The Arabic Names for this herb are Hashishatul Rakhs Hindi, Shahtaraj.
The English Names for this herb are Beggary, Common Fumitory, Earth-smoke, Fumitory, Wax dolls.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Baqlatul-Malik, Pitpapra, Shahtarah, Shahtaro, Shahtera.

Pharmacological Actions

Above Ground Parts:

  • Alterative for fever
  • Anthelmintic
  • Anti-bilious
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-pyretic
  • Anti-spasmodic
  • Astringent
  • Bitter
  • Blood Purifier
  • Cholagogue
  • Choleretic
  • Diaphoretic
  • Digestive
  • Diuretic
  • Expectorant
  • Hepatoprotective
  • Laxative
  • Sedative
  • Stomachic
  • Sudorific
  • Tonic

  • Indications

    The Indications of Fumaria indica (Haussk) Pugsley are Conjunctivitis, Eczema, Acne.

    The Indications of Above Ground Parts of Fumaria indica (Haussk) Pugsley are Colic, Jaundice, Scabies, Micturition, Visceral Obstructions, Dyspepsia, Constipation, Melancholia, Vomiting, Eczema, Scrofula, Syphilis, Leprosy, Spleen Disorders, Chronic Fever, Dry Skin Diseases, Migraine due to Liver Disorders, Gall Stones, Persistent Mild Fever, Scorbutic Affections.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Fumaria indica (Haussk) Pugsley.


    The Temperaments of Above Ground Parts of Fumaria indica (Haussk) Pugsley are 2nd order, dry, Moderate in Coldness and Warmness.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    ITRIFAL SHAHHATRAHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    MAJUN USHBAHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    SAFIHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

    Compound Preparations

    Fumaria indica (Haussk) Pugsley is used in the preparation of Arq Murakkab Musaffi Khun, Arq Shahtarah, Hab Musaffi Khun, Itrifal Mundi, Itrifal Shahtara, Ma'jun Chobgazwali, Ma'jun Juzam, Ma'jun Mundi, Ma'jun Ushba, Mufarreh Azam, Safuf Barg Hina Wala, Safuf Chob Gazwala, Suduri compounds.


    Above Ground Parts3.000g - 7.000gN/A
    Whole Herb1.000Tsp. - 2.000Tsp.Pour this ammount of dried herb in a cup of boilling water and let infuse for 10-15 minutes. This may be drunk freely, but for skin problems it should be drunk at least three times a day.
    Liquid Extract30.000Drops - 60.000DropsN/A
    Tincture1.000ml - 4.000mlTincture:1 in 25% alcohol. Or 1- 2 ml of the tincture three times a day.

    Herb's Description

    Fumaria indica (Haussk) Pugsley. A robust plant, scarcely scandent, leaves more or less glaucous; segment inner or oblong linear, rarely broader than 1 mm; short, in flower dense,in fruit slightly elongate; and lax, often almost twice as long as the stout peduncles. Sepals absent or minute (about 0.5 mm long) triangular-ovate, acuminate whitish. Corolla very small, about 4 mm long, white; upper petal with narrow wings without purple spot; inner petals with a purple or greenish tip. Fruit 2 mm long and Slightly broader, subrotund-obovate, very obtuse or truncate, obscurely short-apiculate, rugose when dry
    Fumaria indica (Haussk) Pugsley's Above Ground Parts. Fumitory - an annual herb growing up to 30 inches tall with slender stems and many limp branches. At the ends of the branches bloom elongated clusters of small, tubular, pink-purple, crimson-tipped flowers (May-September).
    Fumaria indica (Haussk) Pugsley's Leaves. The gray-green leaves are divided into triangular toothed leaflets. Like curls of smoke rising from the ground, fumitory's gray-green leaves have a ghostly appearance when seen from afar. The leaves can wrap themselves around things to support the plant like a Clematis.

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It is native of America , Europe. It occurs in Asia, Australia, India, Iran, North America, Pakistan.. Also occurs in other countries of the world.
    Above Ground Parts: Bitter,Acrid,Astringent


    No information regarding Fumaria indica (Haussk) Pugsley's substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Fumaria indica (Haussk) Pugsley's Active constituents:


    No information regarding Fumaria indica (Haussk) Pugsley's antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    Excessive use may exert harmful effects on lungs.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Fumaria indica (Haussk) Pugsley. (work in progress)