- What other names is Fumitory known by?
- What is Fumitory?
- How does Fumitory work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Fumitory.
Fumitory is used to treat intestinal spasms and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); and to start the flow of bile, a fluid that is important for the digestion of fats and is produced by the liver.
Fumitory is also used for skin conditions, eye irritation (conjunctivitis), heart problems, fluid retention, and constipation.
Possibly Ineffective for...
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Some research shows that taking fumitory by mouth for 18 weeks does not improve symptoms of IBS.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Bile disorders. Early research suggests that fumitory might help reduce stomach pain and other symptoms associated with bile problems.
- Spasms of the intestines.
- Skin conditions.
- Eye irritation.
- Heart problems.
- Other conditions.
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Don't use eye drop preparations of fumitory that haven't been commercially sterilized. You might get an eye infection if the drops contain bacteria.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking fumitory if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011