goat's rue


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goat's rue,

n Latin name:
Galega officinalis; parts used: leaves (dried), buds, stalks; uses: diuretic, antidiabetic; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children; can cause headaches, anxiety, and nausea. Also called
French honeysuckle, French lilac, and
Italian fitch.

goat's rue

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It was valued as a medicinal herb and was called Goat's Rue because it was supposed to increase the milk yield from goats.