Goat’s rue

(Galega officinalis)

Other names: Faux-Indigo, French Honeysuckle, French Lilac, Galega, Galéga, Geissrautenkraut, Italian Fitch, Lilas d’Espagne, Lilas Français, Sainfoin d’Espagne, Ruta di Capra, Rue de Cabra, Lila Francesa, Ždraljevina, Ljekoviti Orlovac, Jestřabina Lékařská, Læge-stregbælg, Geißraute, Kecskeruta, Avanese, Capraggine, Rutwica Lekarska, Caprária, Ciumărea, Navadna Jastrebina, Hierba Cabruna, Ruda Cabruna, índigo Falso, Getrutor

Goat’s rue is native to Europe and Western Asia. It has been used in medieval Europe in the treatment of plague, fevers, and infectious diseases. It contains alkaloids galegine and guanidine, whose synthetic derivative is metformin, widely prescribed as an antidiabetic. No harmful effects have been reported in humans, but fatal poisoning has occurred in animals that ate large quantities of the plant.

Goat’s rue may be beneficial for diabetes, insufficient lactation, pancreatitis, as a diuretic, and for chronic constipation.

Compliance: cosmetics ingredient

Compliance varies from country to country. There is no harmonized botanical list of allowed botanicals in food or food supplements for all EU countries. Compliance for cosmetic ingredients is harmonized in EU.

Please check your local regulation.

These claims have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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