Goats Rue, Galega officinalis
Parts used: Flowering herb.
Constituents: Alkaloids; galegine, Saponins, Flavonoids, Bitter compound.
Actions: Hypoglycaemic, Galactagogue, Anti-bacterial, Anti-viral, Anti-pyretic, Anti-cholesterol.
Indications:
Hyperglycemias, Diabetes type II (late onset).
↑Numbers of Beta cells and size of the Islets of Langerhans.
Potentiates the effects of insulin, ↓gluconeogenesis.
Lack of breast milk, increases lactation see formula below;.
10 aniseed, 15 fennel, 10 borage, 20 blessed thistle, 20mL goats rue.
Use 10 drops in warm water, 30 minutes before breast feeding.
Chicken pox, shingles, HSV 1 and 2, Herpes virus.
Fevers.
↓Cholesterol.
Traditionally used by the Chinese for Tuberculosis.
Herbal extract: 30-60mL per week.
Energetics: Cooling, Bitter.
Caution: Careful monitoring of blood glucose levels is required when treating diabetes.