Latin name: Ruta graveolens
Sanskrit/Indian name: Sudapa
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.