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Ruta Graveolens - Eyes symptoms - T.F. Allen

Rue, Bitterwort, Herb of Grace, Ruta.

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HPUS indication of Ruta Graveolens: Bruised feeling

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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Ruta Graveolens in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.



Involuntary staring at a single point, with contracted pupils (after half an hour),

Burning beneath the left eye (after three hours),

Sensation of heat and fire in the eyes, and aching while reading (in the evening, by the light),

Slight pain like a pressure in the right eye, with obscuration of vision, as if one had looked too long and intently at an object, which distressed the eye,

Pressure on the inner surface of the left eye, with profuse lachrymation, in the open air (after forty-eight hours),

The eyes feel fatigued, as after reading too long,

Weary pain in the eyes while reading (second day),


He sees distant objects more distinctly than usual; (the prover was myopic),

Vision very weak, as if the eyes were excessively strained, two mornings in succession (first and second days),

Objects seem dim before the eyes, as if a shadow were flitting before it,

(Flitting points before the eyes),

It seems as though it were not bright enough before the eyes,

Brow and orbit

Twitching and visible jerking in the muscles of the eyebrows (after twelve hours),

Spasm of the lower portion of the orbicularis palpebrarum, which is drawn back and forth,

Pressure deep in the orbits (second day),

Pain as from a bruise in the orbicular cartilages,

Pressure on the upper margin of the orbits, with tearing in the eyeball,


Mucus in both canthi, in the morning, constantly reproduced after wiping it away,

Cramp in the lower lid, the tarsal cartilage is drawn back and forth, and after this ceases water runs from both eyes for an hour and a half,

Sticking and biting as from dust in the canthi, in the morning (fifth day),

Burning and smarting in the outer canthi (fourth day),

(Itching and biting in the lids, in the evening), (fourth day),

Itching in the inner canthi and on the lower lids, that after rubbing became a biting, so that the eye filled with water (after a quarter of an hour),


Pressure on both eyeballs, associated with a spasm of the lower lid, which was drawn partly upward, and still more towards the inner canthus, lasting several days (after eight hours),


Pupils contracted (after two hours and a half),

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