Ruta Graveolens is one of the remedies in homeopathy useful in treating injuries caused by mechanical devices and appliances. It is an indispensable remedy, proved and incorporated in Homeopathy by Joslin, belongs to the family Polygonaceae.
Ruta Graveolens is a shrub-like plant indigenous to Europe and widely cultivated in gardens commonly known as Rue.
The crude substance for preparation is the fresh herb collected before blooming, the juice of the plant causes irritation and inflammation of the skin when touched, this character is transformed into an excellent therapeutic property after undergoing the process of potentization.
Ruta Graveolens Personality/Constitution
Ruta Graveolens is suited to thin people, extremely sensitive to cold air and even open-air, are chilly persons.
There is no particular constitution attached to the patient as such, but usually, the patient suffers from scrofulous exostosis and warts, especially on the palms and hands.
Ruta Graveolens is one of the best remedies for injuries the parts feel sore, bruised, and lame, there is bruised feeling over the entire body, as after a blow, fall, or any sort of mechanical injury, especially of bones and periosteum.
It is one of the wonderful remedies for scrofulous exostosis after an injury resulting in irregular growth of the periosteum and bones with sore, lame, bruised sensation all over the area.
It is one of the top listed remedies for sprains and dislocation as well as fractures of bones come under the action of this remedy.
There is lameness and soreness of the wrist and ankle after a sprain, all the parts of the body upon which the patient lies feel lame and bruised.
The patient is physically restless and tosses around and turns in bed to get relief, but the backache is relieved by lying flat on the back.
It is a wonderful remedy for blowing over the eyes resulting in ecchymosis or after using eyes for fine works and straining to result in blurred vision and aching in the eyes.
It is one of the frequently indicated remedies for prolapse of the rectum immediately on attempting to evacuate the bowel, also it is indicated for a constant feeling of fulness in the urinary bladder even after urination is over.
Ruta is useful in treating flat warts on the palms of hands with sore, lame, bruised feelings.
It is one of the great remedies indicated in complaints that are brought about by mechanical injury, bruises, sprains, straining the eyes, all complaints are worse from cold and wet, relieved by motion.
Ruta Graveolens Uses
This article will cover from head to toe all the complaints body. And wherever the symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-
Ruta Graveolens patient usually suffers from apprehensive anxiety, they feel low-spirited and sluggish in mental thinking.
It is indicated to treat depression when the patient gets the feeling of being dejected and is melancholic, sad in the afternoon and evening.
Ruta Graveolens is a great remedy for headaches there is a great heat in the head, with anxious restlessness.
It is indicated in treating headaches that occur after excessive indulgence in spirituous liquors, the patient suffers from throbbing (or tearing) pain in the forehead, as of a nail is being driven in the head.
Ruta is one of the top listed remedies indicated for tensive drawing pain in the head in the periosteum that occurs after a fall or blow with tensive pain on the scalp, there is a pain in the head when touched. The benumbed or bruised feeling of the side of the head.
The headaches are worse from rest, lying on painful parts, cold, wet weather, and better by motion.
Ruta Graveolens is a wonderful remedy for pain in the eyes due to spasms of the lower lids, drawing pain in the eyes back and forth. There are tears and watering eyes, in the open air and not when in the room.
It is indicated when there is heat in the eyes during the evening when reading by artificial light. There are spots on the cornea, the patient has obscured vision, like gauze or fog before the eyes from reading too much. The patient has vision as if a green halo encircles the light in the evening.
It is indicated as short sight visual defect and pain in the eyes as if strained.
Ruta Graveolens is a wonderful remedy for epistaxis, there is a nosebleed with pressure at the root of the nose.
The Ruta Graveolens is a wonderful remedy for dental disorders there is burning in lower teeth and gums bleed easily on brushing also.
The mouth is dry with a sticky feeling inside. There is a sense of a lump in the throat during empty swallowing, it is useful in a spasm of the tongue with difficult speech.
Ruta Graveolens is useful in treating facial pains, there is great swelling and erysipelas on the forehead. The face aches with sensation as if from a thrust or contusion in the periosteum of the zygoma.
At times the cough is with copious, purulent expectoration, the expectoration of thick and yellow mucus, almost without cough, with a sense of weakness in the chest. There is a pain in the larynx from a blow or contusion.
Ruta Graveolens is a wonderful remedy for treating wheezing in the chest. There are stitches in the chest with ulcerative phthisis following injuries.
The patient suffers from anxious palpitation in the chest with erosive eating and gnawing in the chest. There is a painful spot on the sternum, which is sore when pressed, the breathing of the patient is short and anxious, there is a feeling of obstruction when breathing, and there are stitches in the chest.
Ruta Graveolens is a wonderful remedy for gastric disorders, there is a tasteless sensation on the tongue of whatever food he eats.
The patient has a gnawing sensation, of emptiness, as if from hunger.
The patient feels weak from vomiting and there is pinching, after eating bread. The patient suffers from stomachache from eating uncooked or indigestible foods.
It is a wonderful remedy for pressive gnawing in the hepatic region and painful swelling of the spleen.
It is one of the great remedies for loss of appetite, the appetite vanishes at beginning of eating food with repugnance to all kinds of food. There is an unquenchable thirst for cold water, in the afternoon.
It is a wonderful remedy for foul eructations, after eating meat.
It is a wonderful remedy for treating nausea in the pit of the stomach, there is sudden nausea and vomiting of food when eating. It is highly indicated in the vomiting of worms in kids.
Ruta Graveolens is one of the top listed remedies for abdominal colic on eating and there is gnawing in the navicular region, there is bruised pain in the sides of the abdomen when sitting and after walking. It is a wonderful remedy for the bellyache of children, caused by worms infestation.
It is indicated in diarrhea where the stools are soft, difficult, from inactivity of the rectum, the stools are frothy. The patient suffers from mucous diarrhea alternating with constipation.
It is used by many homeopaths for prolapse of the rectum with frequent and ineffectual urging for stools, with small, soft discharges with prolapsus of the rectum. There is tearing and stitching with prolapses of the rectum, with every stool either hard or soft.
It is a wonderful remedy for bladder cystitis, there is violent pressure on the bladder as if it were constantly full.
Even after every passing of urine, the patient is having a constant urging for urination. Sometimes the urine is retained and is involuntarily discharged, at night when in bed and during the day when moving about.
It is indicated in treating the bruised, stitches in the kidney region from kidney stones.
The male patients of Ruta Graveolens mostly suffer from impotence, a sore bruised feeling, due to a fall or injury, or accident. The patient suffers from erectile dysfunction from the weakness of the muscles of the penis.
Ruta Graveolens has got action on female genitals and is useful in the treatment of female disorders like very irregular menses, the menses are too early and too profuse.
It is indicated that when the menstrual blood is scanty, the discharge of blood is lasting only for two days, and is preceded and followed by milk-like leucorrhoea, there is corroding leucorrhoea after stoppage of menses.
Hand and Leg symptoms
Ruta Graveolens is a wonderful remedy for pain in cylindrical bones, as though they were broken. It is useful in treating contusions and injuries of bones, and inflammations of the periosteum.
It is indicated when there is pain from a blow in the elbow joint and fingers, the patient suffers from bruised pain and tearing pains in the radius and bones of the hand when pressed upon.
It is used by many homeopaths to treat wrist sprains, there is lameness and stiffness of the wrist after a sprain, the pain is most violent during cold, wet weather as if sprained, there is pain or stitches in the wrist. The wrist is painful when lifting a weight.
It is indicated when there is numbness and crawling in hands after exertion, distorted fingers, and distended blood vessels on the hands.
It is one of the important remedies for sciatica there is a pain in the hip, as though the bones were beaten or as from a blow or fall, especially during motion.
There is bruised pain in the thighs, as though the middle of femur bone were beaten or broken. The patient feels restlessness and heaviness in the legs, there is weariness and weakness in the legs after walking.
It is indicated when there is a sense of shortening and weakness in hamstrings, especially when descending, there is the lameness of ankles following sprains.
It is useful in treating fistulous ulcers in bones on the lower leg when stepping there is an eroding burning in the bones of the feet.
It is an invaluable remedy for bruised pains, or as from a blow, fall, or contusion, in limbs and joints, there is bruised sensation in parts wherever he lies.
The patient has painful weariness, as of a bruised feeling, even after moderate exertion. It is a wonderful remedy for treating paralysis after sprains, especially in wrists and ankles.
Ruta Graveolens is indicated to treat common backache, there is constant bruised pain in the back, mostly in the lumbar region.
There is a pain in the lumbar region and coccyx after a blow or having been struck by a hard object, there are stitches in the lumbar region when sitting, but when pressed upon or when lying on the back there is no pain.
Ruta Graveolens is useful in treating dryness of skin, there is an eating up of skin surface as happens in ulcers with intense itching on that surface.
The skin is easily excoriated from walking or riding commonly in children.
Ruta Graveolens is one of the top listed medicine, for inflamed ulcers. It is useful in treating anasarca and flat warts on the palms of hands.
Ruta Graveolens is a wonderful fever remedy during fever the pulse is somewhat accelerated during the heat only with violent thirst, the heat of the face, and dullness in the head there is much yawning and stretching.
The patient has heat over the entire body, mostly in the afternoon, without thirst, but with anxious restlessness and obstructed breathing.
It is indicated when there is external and internal heat, on the face, with red cheeks and cold hands and feet, it is frequent, sudden flushes of heat that are running over him.
During chills the patient has external coldness, he feels chilly with internal shuddering and shaking, even when near a warm stove. It is indicated when there is coldness running over one side of the head, mostly in the back, the coldness is running upward and downward the spine and back.
During the sweating stage, the patient sweats with coldness on the face, early in the morning in bed, sweating is generally after walking in the open air.
Ruta Graveolens Modalities
Modalities are the factors that, increase or decrease the complaints in a patient.
They are categorized as aggravating factors and amelioration factors.
Aggravating factors make the condition of the illness worst, while the amelioration factor makes the condition of the disease better.
It can be time, any part of the day, season, position, or any applications, etc.
The condition of Ruta Graveolens is worse, from touch, rest, stooping, sitting, ascending, at night, cold weather.
The eyes complaints are worse on reading and female complaints are worse during menses.
The conditions of Ruta Graveolens are better, lying on the back, rubbing, motion, scratching.
Ruta Graveolens Relationship with Other Medicine
This remedy completes the process of cure that is started by the first medicine given.
The remedies complementary to Ruta Graveolens are Arnica, and Symphytum.
These remedies have many similarities in action but are different in origin, which means the source from which the medicine is prepared is another.
Remedies similar to Ruta Graveolens are Arnica and Symphytum.
These are the remedies that are suitable to be used together.
Ruta Graveolens is compatible with Rhustox, Arg. Nit.
The bad effects of Ruta Graveolens are antidoted by Camphora
The dosage and potency of the medicine depend on the individual case.
Lower potency is given when very few symptoms of the patient match with the medicine and help the doctor only to diagnose the disease condition.
This potency requires frequent repetition, 3-4 times a day, till the expected result is seen.
This is considered as higher potency; they are given when the majority of mental symptoms and physical symptoms of Ruta Graveolens match.
Higher potencies are advisable to be not repeated very often; they act for a long duration of days, so the second dose is repeated every 7-days or every 15-days once.
This is very high potency. One should give it only after careful case analysis, where all medicinal symptoms of Ruta Graveolens
and that given by the patient matches perfectly.
One should not repeat 1 M potency. It is given 30 days once and waiting for symptoms to disappear.
The mother tincture of Ruta Graveolens is used by many homeopaths to treat sprains and backaches.
Take 10 drops of mother tincture in half a cup of water three times a day till the improvement occurs.
This lower potency of Ruta Graveolens works well to treat the conditions like sprains and injuries.
Take 2-3 drops of dilution directly on the tongue thrice a day for 3 months.
- Anus, prolapse
- Bone pains
- Chest pains
- Facial paralysis
- Rectum prolapse
Side Effects of Ruta Graveolens
Homeopathic medicines are prepared by potentization where the dynamic curative power of the medication is aroused, so homeopathic medicines produce negligible side effects.
If any side effects of Ruta Graveolens, commonly irritation and inflammation of the skin are seen then it can be antidoted by Camphora.