Associated with the underworld.
Excellent for use at Samhain.
Infusion is useful as a wash for consecrating ritual tools or sprinkling around the house to attract money.
Use in purification ritual when moving into a new residence.
Fumitory has been highly valued since at least Roman times for its tonic and blood cleansing effect upon the body.
It is particularly valuable in the treatment of all visceral obstructions, particularly those of the liver, in scorbutic affections and in troublesome eruptive diseases of the skin, especially eczema (for which it can be taken internally and externally).
The herb is antispasmodic, aperient, cholagogue, slightly diaphoretic, mildly diuretic, laxative and weakly tonic.
Some caution should be exercised in the use of this herb since excess doses cause hypnotic and sedative effects, especially if it is taken for more than about 8 days.