Parpata is an annual herb that grows through out India. The  herb is commonly known as Fine leaved fumitory and have many therapeutic uses. The best Ayurveda Doctor in the world Dr.Varun Ram Raj of Ayurvedatarian uses the herb Parpata for the treatment diseases caused by the vitiation of Pitta Kapha doshas as the herb is Pitta Kapha samaka in it’s action. Parpata is used to treat numerous diseases including Fever, Vomiting etc. Nowadays it’s also used as an antipyretic , antibacterial and hypotensive agent as it contains Phytoconstituents like fumaramine, fumaradine etc.

General aspects and geography

Botanical name : Fumarica parviflora        

Family :  Fumariaceae 

Habitat: Through out India 

Parts used

  • Whole plant

Classical categorization based on Ayurveda textbooks

Charaka Samhita – Trishnanigrahana varga (alleviate thirst)

Susruta Samhita – not mentioned 

Pharmacological action

  • Antimicrobial 
  • Antibacterial 
  • Antiinflammatory 
  • Hypotensive 

Medicinal property according to Ayurveda

  • Sangrahi (Constipative )
  • Jwarahara (Antipyretic )
  • Krimighna (kills worms)
  • Chardighna (Alleviate Vomiting )

Therapeutic indications

  • Fever (Jwara)- Decoction of Parpata is used to treat Fever of Pitta origin.
  • Vomiting (Chardi )- Cooled decoction of Parpata is efficacious in alleviating Vomiting 


Powder (Churna) – 3 g

Decoction (kwatha )- 90 ml

Tablet - 2 tablets twice daily or as per the advice of the Ayurveda doctor 

Note: Ayurveda medications must be taken only after consulting an Ayurveda doctor. 


  • Parpatadi arista
  • Parpatadi kwatha
  • Parpatakamrthadi kwatha 

Morphology :

An annual herb with solid erect stem. Leaves are narrow and flat. Inflorescence is raceme. Flowers are pinkish. Fruits are globose .

Vernacular names 

English – Fine leaved fumitory 

Hindi- Pitpapara

Malayalam – Parpalakappullu

Sanskrit – Parpata 


  • Suksmapatra
  • Pittari
  • Praganda

Rasapanchaka of Parpata

Rasa-  Tikta (Bitter )

Guna-  Laghu (light)

Vipaka- Katu (Acrid)

Virya-  Sita (cold)

पर्पटी हन्ति पित्तास्त्र भ्रमतृष्णा कफज्वरान्

 संग्राही शीतलस्तिक्तो दाहनुद्वातलो लघुः ।।

(Bhavaprakasa Nighantu -Guducyadi varga-shloka 103)

Parpata is Pitta Kapha samaka because of it’s properties like Katu vipaka and cold potency . The herb is used to alleviate diseases caused by Pitta and Kapha doshas like Vomiting and Fever etc. Ayurvedatarian lead by the best Ayurveda Doctor Varun Ram Raj, is currently conducting various researches based on ancient Ayurvedic textbooks, involving Parpata for preparing various combinations of medicines to alleviate conditions involving vitiation of Kapha and Pitta. Reach Ayurvedatarian for better health management.

Frequently asked Questions

1)What are the uses of Parpatadi kwatha  ?

   Used for alleviating fever.

2)What is the scientific name of Parpata ?

Botanical name of Parpata is Fumaria parviflora 


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