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Goat's Rue

Common Name

Standardized: goat's rue

Botanical Name

Galega officinalis L.
Plant Family: Fabaceae



Goat's Rue is originally from Europe by way of Asia, but can now be found in most temperate regions around the world that have damp, sandy soil.


Galegine (the anti-diabetic chemical in the plant), tannins, chromium.

Parts Used

The above-ground parts of the plant, ground and chopped.

Typical Preparations

Traditionally used as a tea, sometimes available in tea bags. May also be taken as a capsule or extract.


It is also used cosmetically in hand and foot bath formulas.


Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.