Ruta graveolens is a homeopathic remedy that is sometimes known simply as 'Ruta' or 'Rue'.
The homeopathic remedy ruta graveolens is sometimes used in cases of problems concerning joints, tendons, cartilages and periosteum. It is also used in cases of eye strain, e.g. as a result of doing excessive close-work in dim lighting conditions. Other examples of use of ruta graveolens include wrist pain (e.g. from over-use at keyboards), and some types of headaches.
More about the substance used to prepare ruta graveolens homeopathic remedy:
The homeopathic remedy ruta graveolens is derived from the flowering plant of the same (botanical) name, which is more commonly known as rue, common rue and herb-of-grace. This plant is native to Southeast Europe, east of Italy but including Croatia, Albania, Greece, Bulgaria and neighbouring countries.
An interesting aspect of this plant is that it has been claimed that as many cats dislike its smell, it has been used to deter unwanted cats from gardens.
A sketch of common rue in flower is shown belowon the left.
The homeopathic remedy ruta graveolens is prepared using the aerial, that is the above-ground, parts of the plant.
Homeopathic preparations are usually supplied in either liquid or pill form. Regardless of the physical form in which the remedy is taken, its preparation will have involved a series of dilutions during which the original substance was repeatedly diluted and succussed (shaken) in a solvent such as water and/or alcohol.
There are very many (over 2,000) homeopathic remedies, some of which are available from chemists and health food shops. These pages feature some of the most popular homeopathic remedies and are for general interest only: This is not medical advice. Consult a qualified homeopathic practitioner for advice about use of this and any other homeopathic remedy. Bear in mind that homeopathic remedies are very dilute; even if a homeopathic remedy is beneficial, the substance from which it is derived may be harmful.
More about Homeopathy:
- Introduction to Homeopathy
- List of pages about specific Homeopathic Remedies
- Bach Flower Remedies, including a list of the Bach Flower Remedies and the Latin names of the Bach Flower Remedies
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