Goat’s Rue is one of the best all around herbs for lowering blood glucose and thus averting the complications associated with diabetes. And Goat’s Rue is great for increasing breast milk production. And Goat’s Rue has been used successfully all the way back to the middle ages.
Growing – Goat’s Rue is also known as Galega Officinalis and grows in North America and other parts of the world and it’s part of the honeysuckle family and related to fenugreek. It grows fast, and becomes 1 or 2 feel tall with white, yellow, and purple flowers. The plant enjoys lots of sun, average moisture, and rich loamy soil. It’s a weed and in some places it’s against the law to plant Goat’s Rue.
Diabetes – Goat’s Rue helps to rejuvenate the beta cells (Insulin producing cells) of the pancreases, the exact process is still not completely understood. But it does make the beta cells more sensitive to glucose and thus they produce more insulin and lower glucose. Many feel that Goat’s Rue works just as well as the diabetic drug “Metformin” without the terrible side effects. Using Goat’s Rue for blood glucose regulation requires close monitoring of blood glucose levels.
Anti-Microbial – In studies Goat’s Rue inhibits bacterial growth and speeds up wound healing. And it also helps with lung, urinary bladder, stomach, and even intestinal infections.
Cardiovascular Disease – Studies at Thrachian University in Bulgaria show that Goat’s Rue can prevent platelets from clumping together and creating heart attacks. Also Goat’s Rue dissolves blood clots thus preventing heart attacks and strokes.
Increases Breast Milk – Goat’s Rue has long been used to increase the production of mothers milk. Dairy farmers noticed their cows eating Goat’s Rue and the significant increase in milk production… and later women started using the herb as far back as the 1800’s.
Weight Loss – Studies show that Goat’s Rue can help with weight loss. Studies at Strathclyde University in Scotland showed that Goat’s Rue could significantly help with weight loss.
Contains – Goat’s Rue contains saponins, galegine, tannins, glycosides, bitters, chromium, alkaloids and many more healing agents that work in together to bring about healing.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – Also Goat’s Rue along with other herbs can help in the treatment of PCOS. Using Goat’s Rue in addition to chaste tree berry, evening prime rose, nettle, and other herbs. And Goat’s Rue can also help with irregular menstruation.
Arthritis – Because Goat’s Rue contains some great saponins it also helps with the arthritis.
Liver – Some compounds in Goat’s Rue also protect the liver.
Coughs – And because Goat’s Rue has anti-inflammatory qualities it helps with fevers and nagging coughs.
Forms – Goat’s Rue can be found in Teas, Tablets, Capsules, Tinctures and Powders.
Dose – As a tea steep 1 teaspoon of the dried or fresh leaves in a cup of water for 10 to 15 minutes. As a tincture take 5 drops three times a day. In liquid capsules (which is generally what can be found) it’s recommended to taking 1 capsule 3 or 4 times a day.
Finding – If you google “Buy Goat’s Rue ______” in capsules, teas, and tinctures lots of places on-line will come up. And they also have Goat’s Rue for sale on Amazon and Vitacost.
Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist
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