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Rue Ruta graveolens


Family: Rutaceae

---Synonyms---Rue, Common rue, garden rue

--Parts Used---The herb

Active Compounds:

Volatile oil, 2-undecanone (50-90%), 2-haptanol, 2-nonanol, 2-nonanone, limonene, pinene, anisic acid, phenol, guiacol and others

Flavonoids such as quercitin and rutin

Coumarins: bergapten, daphnoretin, isoimperatorin, naphthoherniarin, psoralen, pangelin, rutamarin, rutarin, scopoletin and umbelliferone

Alkaloids: arborinine, g-fagarine, graveoline, graveolinine, kokusaginine, rutacridine.

Lignans, in the root; savinin and helioxanthin.

-Medicinal Actions and Uses---


Abortificient, anthelmintic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, ernmenagogue, irritant, stimulant, stomachic


The main uses for rue are to relieve gouty and rheumatic pains and to treat nervous heart problems, such as palpitations In women going through menopause. The infusion is also said to be useful in eliminating worms. 

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