December 07, 2022

Rue 1:1 (Ruta Graveolens)


Rue is used as a gastrintestinal antispasmodic


1-3 mls per day, 10-20 mls per week

Parts Used:


Main Actions:

  • Spasmolytic
  • Antitussive
  • Emmenagogue
  • Uterine stimulant
  • Abortifacient (do not use for this action)
  • Antimicrobial

Key Indications:

  • Pulmonary diseases with cough
  • Worms
  • Rheumatism and other inflammatory conditions
  • Intestinal spasmodic disorders – gall bladder colic
  • Amenorrhoea where pregnancy has been excluded. To bring on delayed periods (due to shock, stress or other causes) in combination with the uterine tonics

Major Safety Issues:

Avoid in pregnancy

Not to be used for abortive intent