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Common Name: RUE - SYRIAN RUE
Scientific Name: Peganum harmala

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Peganum harmala
Peganum harmala


  • Perennial
  • Hardy, shrubby perennial.
  • Well-drained to dry, poor soil in sun.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Bitter, spicy diuretic herb.
  • Stimulates the uterus and digestive system.
  • Expels intestinal parasites.
  • Aphrodisiac and purifying.
  • Internally for stomach complaints, urinary and sexual disorders.
  • Epilepsy, menstrual problems, nervous and mental illnesses.

Other Uses

  • Fruits yield a red dye.
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