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Alternative Names

French Lilac, Faux-Indigo and French Honeysuckle, Galéga Officinal, Galéga, Galegae Officinalis Herba, Galega, Geissrautenkraut, Italian Fitch, Lilas Français, Lavanèse, Lilas d'Espagne, Rue des Chèvres, Rue-de-Chèvre, Sainfoin d'Espagne CAUTION: Please refer to separate listing for Rue

Scientific Name

Galega Officinalis

Why Do People Use Goats Rue?

The oral preparations of Galega officinalis (Goats rue), like goats rue powder, are utilized as a supportive therapy for the treatment of diabetes and also function as diuretics. Combination of goats rue powder and other herbs is thought to be effective for pancreas and adrenal gland stimulation, blood purification, for glandular disturbances, digestive fluid secretion disturbances, for mesenchyme purification, fermentative dyspepsia, diarrhea, as a liver-protectant, Roemheld syndrome, exudative diathesis and status lymphaticus, eradicating abnormal colonic bacterial flora, as a general tonic and for stimulating lactation.

Is It Safe To Use?

There is lack of authentic and reliable information available about the safety of goats rue powder. Avoid In Breastfeeding and Pregnancy - Galega officinalis should be avoided by breastfeeding and pregnant women because yet there is no authentic reliable information available that could prove the safety of goats rue products in such conditions.

How Effective Is Goats Rue?

To rate the effectiveness of goats rue powder, there is lack of authentic and reliable information available.

How Goats Rue Works?

The most effective part of goats rue are all those parts which are above the ground. In vitro, the galegine components has hypoglycemic effects on body but these effects have not been shown following the utilization of goats rue powder. Experiments on rats have confirmed that an intravenously administered liquid extract of goats rue effects platelet aggregation in blood. In grazing animals, fatal poisoning has been reported due to toxicity caused by galegine found in goats rue.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Goats Rue?

There is no side effect reported due to goats rue. However, minimal side effects have been observed in grazing animals after the oral intake of goats rue powder. Poisoning signs in sheep include spasms, salivation, asphyxiation and paralysis.

How Goats Rue Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Hypoglycemia Causing Supplements & Herbs - The concomitant use of Galega officinalis and hypoglycemia causing herbs and supplements may exacerbate the risks of decrease in blood sugar.

How Goats Rue Interacts With Drugs?

Antidiabetes Drugs - Interaction rating between goats rue and antidiabetic drugs is moderate, so be careful about this mixture. Combined usage of goats rue with anti-diabetic drugs could increase hypoglycemic drug effects. So, it is advised that patients using antidiabetic drugs monitor their blood sugar closely.

How Goats Rue Interacts With Foods?

There is no data regarding the interaction of goats rue powder and various food items.

How Goats Rue Interacts With Lab Tests?

Blood Glucose - Galega officinalis may decrease the level of blood glucose and may give a decreased reading in lab test results.

How Goats Rue Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Diabetes - Goats rue should be avoided by diabetic patients because it may adversely affect diabetes treatment. Surgery - Galega officinalis may alter level of blood glucose in body. Its use may interfere with blood glucose control after and during surgical activities so patients are advised to stop using goats rue at least two prior weeks of their elective surgical activities.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Goats Rue?

Orally, goat rue is utilized in the form of tea, which is prepared by steeping 2 grams of fairly cut aerial parts in 150 mL of hot boiling water for 5 to 10 minutes and the strain. However, regularity of this dosage in not specified.


Don’t mix goats rue with rue (Ruta graveolens). Due to uncertainty of its effectiveness, goats rue is not recommended for diabetes mellitus therapy.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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