Ruta graveolens

Ruta graveolens

Rutaceae Medicinal Uses: -used for menstrual disorders, uterine remedies, and as an abortive agent Conditions Treated in Modern Medicine: -Menstrual disorder -Contraceptive and Abortive agent -Skin and Oral Inflammation -Feverish Infectious Diseases -Cramps -Hepatitis -Dyspepsia -Fiarrhea -Intestianl Worm Infestations Pharmacological Substances and Properties: -Alkaloids -Acridine alkaloids -Quinoline alkaloids -Volatile oil -Flavinoids -Hydroxycoumarins -Furocoumarins -Pyranocoumarins -Lignans Medicinal Parts Used: -the Oil when extracted from the herb, the fresh Aerial parts, and the whole plant when collected at the beginning of the flowering season can be prepaerd in tea or cold decoction (dried, ground parts added to water) for internal use