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.
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.
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.