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Goat’s Rue

Goat’s Rue
Other names: French lilac, Italian Fitch, Professor-weed, Galega officinalis
Traditional Usages: Combined with Fenugreek seeds increases secretion of milk in women and animals, combined with Agnus Castus as a tea can help breast development, tuberculosis, tonic and blood purification,
Resource: Europe, Middle East, Western Asia
Parts Used: Dried Leaves and stems
Herb Action: anti-bacterial, hypoglycaemic, diuretic, diaphoretic, Galactogogue
Health Warning: Pregnant and Breastfeeding mothers should not use fresh goat’s rue plant. If you have diabetes or hypoglycaemia does not use goat’s rue without consulting your doctor.
Allergic Reactions: Goat's rue is a member of the pea family of plants which also includes peanuts, soybean, alfalfa, and fenugreek. If you have an allergy or sensitivity to any of these foods or plants, do not use goat's rue.


Goat’s Rue - Home remedy for Childbirth: To increase milk production, goat’s rue also called Holy Hay can be used. Pour a cup of boiling water onto one teaspoonful of dried leaves, infuse 10-15 minutes and drink twice a day for one week. 

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal medications



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