Also known as: Fumaria officinalis, Earthsmoke, and Fumaria.
Fumitory is a small climbing herb with weak stems, deeply indented leaves, and spikes of small flowers of a pinkish hue, topped with purple or, white. It is native to Europe and North Africa, but grows quite well all over the planet. The ancient Romans, according to the historian Pliny, named this useful plant Kapnos, which means smoke, because the juice of the plant brings on such a flow of tears that the sight becomes dim as with smoke. It was also said that the plant did not grow from a seed, but from the fumes rising up from the underground. Infusions and teas, and can be used in capsule or extract form. A water infusion of this herb is used as a pack or compress for skin problems.
NOTE: Like many other herbs, a little fumitory is a stimulant and a lot of fumitory is sedative so avoid excessive use.
In magick this herb is generally used for all types of banishment and exorcism. It is particularly powerful when used as an incense or smoke to cleanse large areas or houses. If you choose to use it this way, be sure that all windows are open. To a lesser extent it has also been used for money spells, and can be added to your wallet to bring prosperity.
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