Fumitory herb is a low shrub that owes its name to its characteristic grey pointed leaves resembling a smoking plant from a distance. Used in folk medicine for various ailments, fumitory is currently still used in tonics.
According to folklore, ancient exorcists believed the plant's smoke had the power to expel evil spirits. Traditional preparation involved expressing the juice and evaporating it.
Fumitory is known to have a bitter and saline taste.
Botanical Name: Fumaria Officinalis
Also known as: Beggary, Earth Smoke, Pitpapado, Shahtara, Wax-doll