GALEGA EAST (Oriental goat’s rue)
Unlike goat’s rue, eastern goat’s rue has bright blue-violet flowers collected in short racemes, pinnate leaves of 3-6 pairs of oblong-ovate sharp leaflets with broadly ovate and drooping beans.
Most often found on forest edges and glades, in ravines and on the banks of streams. Both species grow in the forest belt of the Caucasus regions.
Goat’s rue preparations, having an insulin-like effect, lower blood sugar levels and are therefore proposed for the treatment of diabetes mellitus.
In folk medicine, water infusions of leaves and grass are used as a diaphoretic, diuretic and antihelminthic, as well as for bites of poisonous snakes.
Infusion: 1 teaspoon of dried chopped herbs is brewed in 1 cup of boiling water, cooled, then filtered and drunk 1 tbsp. spoon 4-5 times every day.