Galega officinalis, or goat’s rue

Legumes – Fabaceae (Leguminosae).

Pharmacy name: Galega herb – Galegae herba (formerly: Herba Galegae).

Botanical description. Perennial herb, reaching a height of 60 to 120 cm, with unpaired leaves. Bluish moth flowers are collected in brushes on long peduncles. Found in Eastern and Southern Europe and Asia Minor.

Active ingredients: guanidine derivatives, flavone glycosides, tannins, saponins, bitterness.

Application. In folk medicine, it is used to increase the secretion of milk in nursing mothers and as a remedy for diabetes (I want to warn you that later it is debatable). It is also considered a mild diuretic.

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