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Ruta Graveolens

Ruta Graveolens

#1 for Sprains & Repeat Injury Effects • Eyestrain • Backache • Wrist Pain • Cartilage & Tendons

Helpful for sprains and strain of ankles, wrists, back or even eyes. Effects of sprains, bruises and any complaint involving cartilage, tendons, etc., can benefit from this remedy’s healing, stabilizing support. It is also invaluable for eye strain headaches, lower back and leg pain, plus symptoms due to repetitive use injuries including weakened joints, tennis elbow, trick knee and carpal tunnel. Sore aching with restlessness, is typically Ruta. In general, Ruta’s pains improve with warmth and worsen with cold, dampness and wind. In short, Ruta is a must in the kit of every athlete, dancer, typist, waitress, computer viewer, walker, stumbler, etc.

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Ruta graveolens (rue)

Insights from the Experts:

Dr. Asa Hershoff’s Knee repair formula: A general regimen for the knee, which rarely fails in even the most stubborn knee problems: Ruta [6x] morning and night, with the tissue salts, Calc fluor 6x, Silica 6x and Calc phos 6x, taken together, three times daily (apart from the Ruta). After one month, the Ruta can be increased to the [12x] strength, twice daily. Later, Ruta 30c or 30x can be used once daily. - Asa Hershoff, Homeopathic Remedies

Ruta’s mental picture is not a prominent part of its applications, but is recorded as “dissatisfied with himself and others...suspicious, fretful” (Murphy’s Lotus Materia Medica) while others include anger, anxiety and resentment.

Ruta graveolens (ruta.)

Excerpt from The Materia Medica - Boericki -

Natural History

Rue-bitterwort

General

Acts upon the periosteum and cartilage, eyes and uterus. Complaints from straining FLEXOR TENDONS especially. Tendency to the formation of deposits in the periosteum, tendons, and about joints, especially wrist. Over strain of ocular muscles. All parts of the body are painful, AS IF BRUISED. Sprains (after ARNICA). Lameness after sprains. Jaundice. FEELING OF INTENSE LASSITUDE, WEAKNESS AND DESPAIR. Injured "bruised" bones.

Head

Pain as from a nail; after excessive intoxicating drinks. Periosteum sore. Epistaxis.

Eyes

EYE-STRAIN FOLLOWED BY HEADACHE. EYES RED, HOT, AND PAINFUL FROM SEWING OR READING FINE PRINT. (NAT-MUR.; ARG. NIT.) DISTURBANCES OF ACCOMMODATION. Weary pain while reading. Pressure deep in orbits. Tarsal cartilage feels bruised. Pressure over eyebrow. Asthenopia.

Stomach

Gastralgia of aching, gnawing character.

Urinary Organs

Pressure in neck of bladder after urinating; painful closure. (APIS.) Constant urging to urinate, feels bladder full.

Rectum

DIFFICULT FECES, evacuated only with straining. Constipation, alternating with mucous, frothy stools; discharge of blood with stool. When sitting, tearing stitches in rectum. CARCINOMA AFFECTING LOWER BOWEL. PROLAPSUS ANI every time the bowels move, after confinement. Frequent, unsuccessful urging to stool. Protrusion of rectum when stooping.

Respiratory

Cough with copious, thick, yellow expectoration; chest feels weak. Painful spot on sternum; short breath with tightness of chest.

Back

Pain in nape, back and loins. Backache better pressure and lying on back. Lumbago worse morning before rising.

Extremities

Spine and limbs feel bruised. Small of back and loins pain. Legs give out on rising from a chair, hips and thighs so weak. (PHOS.; CON.) Contraction of fingers. Pain and stiffness in wrists and hands. Ganglia. (BENZOIC-AC.) Sciatica; worse, lying down at night; pain from back down hips and thighs. Hamstrings feel shortened. (GRAPH.) TENDONS SORE. Aching pain in tendo-achilles. THIGHS PAIN WHEN STRETCHING THE LIMBS. Pain in bones of feet and ankles. Great restlessness.

Aggravation

WORSE, lying down, from cold, wet weather.

Relationship

Compare: RATANHIA; CARDUUS. Rectal (irritation); JABORANDI; PHYT.; RHUS; SIL.; ARN.

Antidote: CAMPH.

Complementary: CALC. PHOS.

Dose

First to sixth potency. Locally, the tincture for ganglia and as a lotion for the eyes.