(Ruta graveolens)

Ruta has been highly valued for its medicinal strengths over the years. It is reputed to cure numerous complaints, such as headaches, coughs, and croup.

Ruta is toxic in large doses, but it is prescribed by Homoeopaths in minute doses to treat symptoms of weakness or bruising.

Ruta was made as a remedy by recognizing the reactions of healthy individuals to undiluted doses. The changes in the individuals were recorded.

When a Homoeopath sees a patient with a set of similar symptoms to the recorded ones induced by sulphur, they then prescribe it in an extremely dilute form. In a highly diluted dosage, Ruta can eliminate the symptoms that it creates when it is at full strength.

This Homoeopathic Remedy May Aid...

  • carpal tunnel syndrome

  • eyestrain caused by overwork and accompanied by heat and pain

  • sciatica

  • groin strain

  • sprains with pain and a bruised sensation

  • tennis elbow

  • injuries of tendons and cartilage.


Ruta is available over the counter in various potencies, in both liquid and tablet form.

Professional advice is required for
each particular ailment and for dosages.

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