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Ruta Graveolens
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Ruta Graveolens

Rue, Bitterwort, Herb of Grace

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HPUS label indication: Bruised feeling

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Below are the strongest indications of Ruta Graveolens in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

Materia Medica Sources
H.C. Allen - no Ruta Graveolens
T.F. AllenBoenninghausenBoerickeBogerClarke  
Hahnemann - no Ruta Graveolens
HeringKent Lectures  
Kent New remedies - no Ruta Graveolens
Reversed & reworded Kent repertory  
Morrel - no Ruta Graveolens
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Acts upon the periosteum and cartilages, 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.


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

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WORSE, lying down, from cold, wet weather.

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Compare: Ratanhia; Carduus. Rectal (irritation); Jaborandi; Phyt.; Rhus; Sil.; Arn.
Antidote: Camph.
Complementary: Calc. Phos.

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Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; of death; during heat

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Pain as from a nail; after excessive intoxicating drinks

Periosteum sore


Pain, headache; eyes and vision (affecting or affected by); from straining eyes

Pain, headache; as if crushed shattered, beaten to pieces

Pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure; sides

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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


Eye feels hot

Eye feels hot; during exertion

Eye feels hot; when using eyes


Pain; evening

Pain; evening; while reading

Pain; evening; while sewing

Pain; from exertion of vision

Pain; from exertion of vision; in detailed work

Pain; when using eyes

Pain; when using eyes; when reading

Pain; when using eyes; while sewing; on fine work

Pain; as if strained

Pain; aching; when looking sharply; straining sight

Pain; aching; while reading

Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting

Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; evening

Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; evening; by candlelight

Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; evening; while reading

Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; night

Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; night; like balls of fire

Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; from exertion of vision

Pain; pulling

Paralysis; of muscles of eyeball; ciliary (muscles of iris)



Weak; while reading



Dim; after exertion of eyes; on detailed work

Dim; when reading

Dim; straining eyes

Exertion of vision

Merging together; letters

Weak (see eyes, weak)

Weak (see eyes, weak); using eyes

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Pain; soreness; below ear; mastoid process

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Cough with copious, thick, yellow expectoration; chest feels weak

Painful spot on sternum; short breath with tightness of chest.

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Pain in nape, back and loins

Backache better pressure and lying on back

Lumbago worse morning before rising.

Pain; while lying down; on back

Pain; spine

Pain; spine; irritation

Pain; with rigidness

Pain; sore, bruised, beaten

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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.

Stomach; tension

Stomach; tension; milk

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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.

Constipation; inactivity of rectum

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Extremities, limbs

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.

Coldness; upper limbs; hands

Coldness; lower limbs; foot

Movements and positions; lameness; joints (see rheumatic pain)

Movements and positions; lameness; joints (see rheumatic pain); after a sprain

Movements and positions; lameness; wrist

Movements and positions; lameness; wrist; as if bruised

Movements and positions; lameness; wrist; after a sprain

Movements and positions; lameness; ankles

Movements and positions; lameness; ankles; after a sprain

Pain; in bones

Pain; wrist; rheumatic

Pain; foot; when stepping

Pain; sensation as if broken; lower limbs

Pain; sensation as if broken; lower limbs; rising after sitting

Pain; sore, bruised

Pain; sore, bruised; while lying down; in the limb lain on

Pain; sore, bruised; after walking

Pain; sore, bruised; wrist

Pain; sore, bruised; lower limbs

Pain; sore, bruised; lower limbs; after walking

Pain; sore, bruised; hip

Pain; sore, bruised; thigh

Pain; sore, bruised; thigh; on stretching out

Pain; sore, bruised; thigh; front part of thigh

Pain; sore, bruised; thigh; back part (hamstring)

Pain; sore, bruised; thigh; bone

Pain; sore, bruised; leg

Pain; sore, bruised; leg; after walking

Pain; sore, bruised; leg; shin

Pain; sore, bruised; foot

Pain; sore, bruised; foot; standing

Pain; sore, bruised; foot; while walking

Pain; sore, bruised; foot; sole; while walking

Pain; as if sprained; wrist

Pain; as if sprained; ankle

Skin; discoloration; upper limbs; red

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Fever and chill

Shaking, shivering, rigors

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Injuries and accidents

Injuries of bone (including broken, fractured)

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Eating and food; raw

Lethargic, tired

Lying down; lying on side; on painful side

Aversion to movement

Pain; bones

Pain; gnawing, biting; internally

Pain; pressing; externally

Pain; pressing; internally

Pain; pressing; muscles

Pain; sore, bruised

Pain; sore, bruised; externally

Pain; sore, bruised; parts lain on

Pain; sore, bruised; bones

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); sitting; after a walk

Weariness (see weakness)

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