Ruta graveolens


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rue

A perennial herb which contains alkaloids (arborinine), coumarins (bergapten, psoralen, xanthotoxin), and volatile oil with methylnonylketone, cineol, limonene and others.
 
Chinese medicine
In the Chinese pharmacopeia, rue is used primarily for snake and insect bites.
 
Herbal medicine
In Western herbal medicine, rue is antispasmodic, emmenagogue and vermifuge; it has been used for arrhythmias, intestinal colic, eyestrain, gout, musculoskeletal trauma, rheumatic pain, stress-related headaches, varicose veins and to evoke menses.
 
Toxicity
Cutaneous photosensitivity; rue should not be used in pregnancy.
 
Homeopathy
See Ruta grav.

Ruta graveolens,

n See rue.
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Effect of Ruta graveolens and Cannabis sativa alcoholic extract on spermatogenesis in the adult wistar male rats.
Effect of ruta graveolens L leaf extract on motility and viability of spermatozoa in male rats.
Effect of extracts of Copaifera langsdofi, Chenopodium ambrosioides and Ruta graveolens in the number ([+ or -]standard error) of adults of Bemisia tabaci and Frankliniella schulzei (adults + nymphs)/tray, of small, medium, big and total mines/leaf and adults of Tuta absoluta/tray and sum of pests/tray on the Lycopersicon esculentum.
Ruta graveolens aqueous extract retards mouse preimplantation embryo development.
This Indian study was carried out to determine what effects, if any, a plant extract of Ruta graveolens would exert on the bone marrow cells of mice, and whether or not a 200C homoepathic potency of the same material produced a similar effect.
For example, a homeopathic formula for sprains and strains may include Rhus toxicodendron, Ruta graveolens, Arnica, as well as several other remedies known for treating chronic strains.
Homeopathic formulas for bone or joint injuries typically include Symphytum, Ruta graveolens and Calcarea phosphorica (calcium phosphate) for injuries to bones and joints -- and Rhus toxicodendron for injuries to the connective tissue.
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All the sages like dry soils: Ruta graveolens (rue) has intensely blue leaves and yellow flowers that cause a rash if touched; while Perovskia (Russian Sage) is quite harmless with spikes of blue flowers.
On the last occasion I was poisoned, the culprit was rue, Ruta graveolens, now rated too dangerous for garden centres to sell.