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  • Rue (Ruta) is a genus of strongly scented evergreen subshrubs 20-60 cm tall, in the family Rutaceae, native to the Mediterranean region, Macaronesia and southwest Asia. Different authors accept between 8-40 species in the genus. The most well-known species is the Common Rue.The leaves are bipinnate or tripinnate, with a feathery appearance, and green to strongly glaucous blue-green in colour. The flowers are yellow, with 4-5 petals, about 1 cm diameter, and borne in cymes. The fruit is a 4-5 lobed capsule, containing numerous seeds.
  • An evergreen shrub growing to 0.75m. It is hardy to zone 8. It is in leaf all year, in flower from June to September. The scented flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects. We rate it 1 out of 5 for usefulness.The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It requires dry or moist soil.
  • Rue is commonly grown for its aromatic blue-green foliage and small, fringed, yellow blooms . It is important that plant has ample moisture and well-drained soil the first year. After that, the plant is fairly drought tolerant. Excellent for use in rock gardens and borders. Start seeds in flats and then transplant outside.
  • Extraction of alkaloids from natural products such as Hyoscyamus muticus, Datura stramonium and Ruta graveolens consists of the use of a sonicated solution containing a surfactant as extracting agent. The alkaloids are precipitated by Mayer reagent, dissolved in an alkaline solution, and then extracted with chloroform.
  • Cold Percolation is a traditional method of extraction used by herbalists throughout the world and it's very simple. Above a flask or vessel is suspended a cone or tube. The bottom of the tube has a perforated base which holds ground herb in place. Solvent is poured into the top of the tube where it soaks through the herb leaching out the extract and then falling out the bottom end of the tube into the flask. If desired, the percolation tube can be wrapped in heating tape to help facilitate the extraction.
  • Plant this strong-smelling repellent in beds, in hedges and along paths. If planted around the house it helps to repel flies. Prune the plant if it takes up too much space. Rue can be added to stews. Rue tea is said to be good for coughs, croup and bronchitis but it should be taken in small quantities and not repeatedly.
  • Medicinally it has been used in many countries. Some of its other uses include a disinfectant. As a growing plant or its dried and crushed leaves are used as an insect repellant. Dried plants are put into linen cupboards to repel moths. The essential oil obtained from the leaves and shoots is also used for perfumery and landscaping.
  • Ruta graveolens L. is a flavonoid-containing medicinal plant with various biological properties. In this study, the effects of R. graveolens extract on aldehyde oxidase, a molybdenum hydroxylase, are investigated. Aldehyde oxidase was partially purified from liver homogenates of mature male guinea pigs by heat treatment and ammonium sulphate precipitation.The total extract was obtained by macerating the aerial parts of R. graveolens in MeOH 70% and the effect of this extract on the enzyme activity was assayed using phenanthridine, vanillin and benzaldehyde as substrates.
  • Rue
  • History of Ruta
  • Oil of Rue
  • Fringed Rue
  • Ruta Graveolens
  • Ornamental herbs for illinois gardens
  • Plants with naturally-occurring furanocoumarins

Species Information

  • Ruta  angustifolia Pers
  • Ruta Chalepensis
  • Ruta  corsica DC
  • Ruta graveolens
  • Ruta  montana (L.) L.

Production and Cultivation

  • Growing condition for organic herbs
  • Growing condition for Ruta graveolens
  • Basic herb culture
  • Chena cultivation
  • Cultivation of medicinal plants
  • Cultivation and Propagation of Boronia and its Relatives


  • Anthranilate synthase from Ruta graveolens
  • Specificities of functionally expressed chalcone and acridone synthases from Ruta graveolens
  • New extraction technique for alkaloids
  • Methyltransferases from Ruta graveolens L
  • Evaluation of Styplon
  • The coldfinger method distillation/ Extraction

Functions and Properties

  • Antiandrogenic activity of Ruta graveolens L
  • Furanocoumarin biosynthesis in Ammi majus L.
  • Functional expression and mutational analysis of flavonol synthase from Citrus unshiu
  • The role of herbal medicine in women’s health
  • Inhibitory effects of Ruta graveolens L. extract
  • Stimulatory effect of the aqueous extract of Ruta chalepensis


  • Aaron Nurseries
  • Crimson Sage Nursery
  • Dave's Garden
  • Digital Rain gardens
  • Ecotech Technologies(I) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Ginny's Herbs
  • The Herb Garden & Historical Plants Nursery
  • Magic Growers
  • Mountain Valley Growers
  • RareBird Nursery
  • River Rock Nursery
  • Tampa Bay Wholesale Growers


  • Useful herbs for small gardens
  • Ruta 6 selectively induces cell death in brain cancer cells
  • Rue care oil for Hemorrhoids treatment
  • Anti-inflammatory activity of Ruta graveolens Linn
  • Medicinal uses of Ruta
  • Ruta in homeopathy
  • Overview of applications of Ruta
  • Strongest indications of Ruta graveolens for its use in homeopathy
Consultants and Project
  • Gougeon Sebastien
  • Natural medicine expert
  • Flower expert
  • Stacy B. Schaefer
  • Algicidal and antifungal compounds from the roots of Ruta graveolens and synthesis of their analogs
  • Synthesis and analysis of new potassium channel drugs for the treatment of MS

Patent  and Technology

  • Repeated elictor treatment, a method for semicontinuous metabolite production by plant cells cultured in vitro
  • Plant extracts and dermatological uses thereof
  • Nucleotide sequences encoding anthranilate synthase
  • Characterization of rice Anthranilate Synthase -subunit genes OASA1 and OASA2
  • Efficacy of rue extract, sodium bicarbonate and fungicides
  • Experimentally Challenged reactivity of the pituitary- adrenal-hematological axis after Ruta chalepensis administration


  • Rue gel
  • Rue tea
  • Human growth complex
  • Ruta graveolens- Boiron single remedies
  • Hylands Ruta Graveolens 6X 250 Tabs
  • Ruta graveolens nutritional products
  • Rue powder products
  • Hylands Ruta Gravis 30x--250 tabs
  • Ruta Graveolens capsules

Market and Report

  • Production of herbs in Asia
  • Rue in the Bible
  • Ruta -- A Gricevicius Confectionery Plant
  • Missoula community market
  • Growing herbs for the home gardener
  • Ethylene production by plant cell cultures
  • Summary report of Ruta graveolens
  • Antiinflammatory activity in plants
  • Furanocoumarin content in plants
  • Data sheet of Ruta graveolens
  • Report of a network coordinating group on minor crops
  • Homeopathy in the News
  • Medical problems caused by plants

Manufacturers and Suppliers

  • China supplier of Ruta graveolens
  • Jadibooti Online Store
  • Phyto Concentrates
  • Reema Medicinal Herbs
  • S.S.Herbals
  • Sellers of Ruta graveolens
  • Selling leads of Ruta graveolens
  • TPI Exim Private Limited
  • Veg India exports


  • Drug information of Rue
  • Complete information of Rue
  • Homeopathic self-care manual
  • Important links of Ruta graveolens
  • Useful links for Ruta graveolens

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