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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

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

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.
WORSE, lying down, from cold, wet weather.
Compare: Ratanhia; Carduus. Rectal (irritation); Jaborandi; Phyt.; Rhus; Sil.; Arn.
Antidote: Camph.
Complementary: Calc. Phos.
First to sixth potency. Locally, the tincture for ganglia and as a lotion for the eyes.

    MIND (click for more)

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

    HEAD (click for more)


Pain, headache; as if crushed shattered, beaten to pieces
Pain, headache; eyes and vision (affecting or affected by); from straining eyes
Pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure; sides

Pain as from a nail; after excessive intoxicating drinks

Periosteum sore

    EYE (click for more)

Weary pain while reading

Eye-strain followed by headache


Eye feels hot
Eye feels hot; during exertion
Eye feels hot; when using eyes

Pain; aching; when looking sharply; straining sight
Pain; aching; while reading
Pain; as if strained
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; from exertion of vision
Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; night
Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; night; like balls of fire
Pain; evening
Pain; evening; while reading
Pain; evening; while sewing
Pain; from exertion of vision
Pain; from exertion of vision; in detailed work
Pain; pulling
Pain; when using eyes
Pain; when using eyes; when reading
Pain; when using eyes; while sewing; on fine work

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


Weak; while reading

eyes red, hot, and painful from sewing or reading fine print ( Nat-mur.; Arg

Nit.) Disturbances of accommodation

Pressure deep in orbits

Pressure over eyebrow

Tarsal cartilage feels bruised

    VISION (click for more)

Dim; after exertion of eyes; on detailed work
Dim; straining eyes
Dim; when reading

Exertion of vision

Merging together; letters

Weak (see eyes, weak)
Weak (see eyes, weak); using eyes

    EAR (click for more)

Pain; soreness; below ear; mastoid process

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

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

Urinary Organs.

Stomach; tension
Stomach; tension; milk
Stomach; Gastralgia of aching, gnawing character.

    RECTUM (click for more)

Carcinoma affecting lower bowel

Difficult feces, evacuated only with straining

Constipation, alternating with mucous, frothy stools; discharge of blood with stool

Frequent, unsuccessful urging to stool

prolapsus ani every time the bowels move, after confinement

Protrusion of rectum when stooping.

Constipation; inactivity of rectum

When sitting, tearing stitches in rectum

    URINE (click for more)


    RESPIRATION (click for more)

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

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

    BACK (click for more)

Pain; sore, bruised, beaten
Pain; spine
Pain; spine; irritation
Pain; while lying down; on back
Pain; with rigidness

Backache better pressure and lying on back

Lumbago worse morning before rising.

Pain in nape, back and loins

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Aching pain in tendo-achilles

Pain in bones of feet and ankles

Thighs pain when stretching the limbs

Coldness; lower limbs; foot
Coldness; upper limbs; hands

Movements and positions; lameness; ankles
Movements and positions; lameness; ankles; after a sprain
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; after a sprain
Movements and positions; lameness; wrist; as if bruised

Pain; as if sprained; ankle
Pain; as if sprained; wrist
Pain; foot; when stepping
Pain; in bones
Pain; sensation as if broken; lower limbs
Pain; sensation as if broken; lower limbs; rising after sitting
Pain; sore, bruised
Pain; sore, bruised; after walking
Pain; sore, bruised; foot
Pain; sore, bruised; foot; sole; while walking
Pain; sore, bruised; foot; standing
Pain; sore, bruised; foot; while walking
Pain; sore, bruised; hip
Pain; sore, bruised; leg
Pain; sore, bruised; leg; after walking
Pain; sore, bruised; leg; shin
Pain; sore, bruised; lower limbs
Pain; sore, bruised; lower limbs; after walking
Pain; sore, bruised; thigh
Pain; sore, bruised; thigh; back part (hamstring)
Pain; sore, bruised; thigh; bone
Pain; sore, bruised; thigh; front part of thigh
Pain; sore, bruised; thigh; on stretching out
Pain; sore, bruised; while lying down; in the limb lain on
Pain; sore, bruised; wrist
Pain; wrist; rheumatic

Skin; discoloration; upper limbs; red

Ganglia ( Benzoic-ac.) Sciatica; worse, lying down at night; pain from back down hips and thighs

Great restlessness.

Hamstrings feel shortened ( Graph.) Tendons sore

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

Small of back and loins pain

Spine and limbs feel bruised

    CHILL (click for more)

Shaking, shivering, rigors

    INJURIES AND ACCIDENTS (click for more)

Injuries of bone (including broken, fractured)

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

Aversion to movement

Eating and food; raw


Lethargic, tired

Lying down; lying on side; on painful side

Pain; bones
Pain; gnawing, biting; internally
Pain; pressing; externally
Pain; pressing; internally
Pain; pressing; muscles
Pain; sore, bruised
Pain; sore, bruised; bones
Pain; sore, bruised; externally
Pain; sore, bruised; parts lain on

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

Weariness (see weakness)
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Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.

Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.