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Herb Information
Name: Goats Rue
Biological Name: Galega officinalis

Papilionaceae

Other Names: Goats Rue, French Lilac
Parts Used: Dried aerial parts
Active Compounds:
 
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Galegine (=isoamyleneguanidine), its 4-hydroxy derivative and peganine

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Flavonoids 

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Saponins

Remedies For: Hypoglycaemic, galactogogue, diuretic, diaphoretic.

Goats Rue is useful for reducing blood sugar levels; thus in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. This must not replace insulin therapy, however, and should occur only under professional supervision. It is also an effective galactagogue, stimulating both the production and flow of milk, and has been shown to increase milk output by up to 50% in some cases. It may also stimulate the development of the mammary glands.
Description: Grows wild in Europe.
Dosage: 

Infusion: pour a cup of boiling water onto 1 teaspoonful of the dried leaves and let infuse for 10-15 minutes. This should be drunk twice a day.

Tincture: take 1-2ml of the tincture three times a day.

Safety:

No information available. Some herbs are known to react with your medication. Please consult your physician before starting on any herb.

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