Ruta graveolens • Areas of application & dosage

The acute homeopathic remedy Ruta graveolens is mainly used for injuries and overloads of the musculoskeletal system. It is often used after falls, accidents or sports injuries.

At a glance:

What is ruta graveolens?

Ruta graveolens is a yellow-flowering shrub plant that is native to North Africa and southwestern Europe. It belongs to the genus of the diamond family and is better known in this country as rue or garden rue. Typical of the garden rue are the small yellow flowers and the intensely spicy-bitter smell and taste of the leaves.

All fresh above-ground parts of the shrub plant during the flowering period, i.e. stems, leaves and flowers, are used to produce the homeopathic medicinal product Ruta graveolens. These are then finely chopped up and potentized accordingly.

Areas of application: For which complaints is Ruta graveolens used?

Ruta graveolens is a frequently used homeopathic acute remedy with different areas of application. The main areas of application for Ruta graveolens are injuries to the bones and overloading of the joints. These include:

  • Sprains, sprains and sprains all over the body, but especially on the wrists and ankles

  • Bruises of the ribs and shins

  • After broken bones

  • Torn ligament

  • Bursitis

  • Ganglion, a kind of transom in the area of ​​the joint capsule

  • Overuse of tendons and joints, such as:

  • Injuries to the jaw and teeth

  • Back and neck pain

In addition, Ruta graveolens also affects the eyes. Typical areas of application are here:

  • Overstressing of the eyes, for example through too long computer work, long exhausted reading, sewing, etc. and if the eyes water, burn hot, pain or headache in poor lighting conditions

  • Misalignment of the eyes with blurred vision and tired, hot, burning eyes

  • After a squint operation for supportive treatment and faster healing

  • After injuries such as a slap in the eye (important: this injury must always be treated by a doctor first!) For accompanying supportive therapy

In addition, Ruta graveolens is also used for voiding problems such as:

  • Painful bowel movements with constipation

  • Rectal prolapse due to excessive pressure and pressure when emptying the bowel

  • Disturbed, painful bowel movements after childbirth

Who can Ruta graveolens be used on?

Due to the low content of active ingredients, homeopathic medicines can usually be taken safely by very weak people and children. They complement and support other treatments.

Ruta graveolens is considered to be a comparatively short-acting acute remedy that can basically be used at any age.

Important: However, pregnant women should be reluctant to take Ruta graveolens. Because the herbal raw material for the homeopathic medicine contains components that can stimulate the uterus, which can possibly lead to unwanted contractions with premature labor. The homeopathic medicine Ruta graveolens is potentized and therefore extremely diluted. Nevertheless, as a precaution, pregnant women should not take Ruta graveolens on their own, but only on the advice and under the supervision of a homeopathic doctor or a midwife experienced in homeopathy.

Which main symptoms speak in favor of using Ruta graveolens?

In order to find out which homeopathic medicine helps best with which clinical picture, the specific guiding symptoms of the person are always decisive in homeopathy. This is understood to be the main complaints observed.

A precisely defined selection of key symptoms is assigned to every homeopathic medicine. As a holistic medicine, these are not just physical symptoms, but also psychological features, complaints and sensitivities.

The more pronounced the main symptoms of a homeopathic drug are observed in the patient, the more appropriate – according to the homeopathic principle of similarity – the chosen remedy applies. The following key symptoms speak in favor of treatment with Ruta graveolens:

  • Pain in bones, periosteum and joints after a fall, blow or accident

  • The joints feel sore and the pain in the limbs persists even when lying down

  • Weakness, pain and stiffness especially in the wrists and ankles

  • Feeling tired, bruised and lameness: patient can barely stand up

  • Rapid exhaustion after a short, light exercise, such as a short walk

  • Strong restlessness with frequent change of lying position

  • Overloading of tendons and ligaments, especially in the flexor tendons with tennis elbow, tendinitis or snap fingers

  • Pulling back pain

  • Painful ischial bones

  • Burning, reddened and watery eyes from overexertion

  • Conjunctivitis-like symptoms due to overstressing of the close-up eyes such as computer work, long reading

  • Hit the eye

  • Headache and neck tension

  • Bruises and bruises, especially in places where the skin is directly on the bone, such as the shin

  • Anal discomfort as a result of disturbed and irregular bowel movements with constipation and rectal prolapse

  • Constipation as a result of drug abuse

  • Problems with bowel movements after giving birth

  • Depression with depression and melancholy

  • Dissatisfaction with oneself and with others

  • Tendency to quarrel

Ingestion and dosage of Ruta gravenolens

Homeopathic medicines are usually potentized. This means that the respective starting material is very diluted and only contains very little. The ingestion is intended to set impulses in the body that stimulate self-healing.

For self-treatment with Ruta graveolens, low-dose potencies of D6 and D12 are primarily recommended. It can be taken as a single homeopathic remedy in the form of homeopathic tablets, drops or globules.

To do this, allow three globules, three drops or one tablet of Ruta graveolens to dissolve under the tongue three times a day. In acute cases, you can repeat the medication every hour. The maximum daily amount of ten takings should not be exceeded.

If the symptoms improve, the number of doses may be reduced accordingly and reduced to two or once a day. Once the symptoms have gone, you should stop treatment.

Ruta graveolens is also contained in some homeopathic combination preparations. It combines various homeopathic medicines that complement each other well for the treatment of certain clinical pictures and conditions. Please pay attention to the dosage recommendations in the package insert when taking.

Higher potencies and so-called high potencies of the single remedy Ruta graveolens, such as C30, C200 or C1000, are suitable for the treatment of severe, acute illnesses as well as for chronic complaints. Homeopathic medicines in higher and high potencies should not be taken on your own, but only after consultation and under the control of a therapist trained in homeopathy.

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