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Latin name: Ruta graveolens

Sanskrit/Indian name:  Sudapa

General information:

Garden Rue, also known as the Herb-of-Grace, was medicinally used to treat over eighty ailments during the Roman era. Dried Garden Rue leaves have long been used as a folk remedy, particularly as an antispasmodic to relieve cramps, as an emmenagogue to promote menstrual flow and as an abortifacient.

Therapeutic constituents:

In various in vitro models, the alkaloid extracts of the herb, like quinoline and acridone, have shown spasmolytic effects. The essential oil of Garden Rue has anthelmintic properties (Source: http://www.ema.europa.eu).

Key therapeutic benefits:

  • Garden Rue is an important ingredient in herbal veterinary medicine. It is used as an anthelmintic, antispasmodic, antiepileptic, rubefacient and an emmenagogue in herbal formulations for animals.