goat's rue


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goat's rue

goat's rue

A wild legume used historically to treat the plague.The root is the strongest medicinal part. It was also used to induce sweating to break fevers and to treat infections, snakebite and expel parasitic worms. Helps balance blood sugar levels and balance female hormones. Also used for rheumatism, bladder problems, impotency, coughs, menstrual irregularities, diabetes, alzheimer”s, cancer. The plant has no odor, but if the stem or leaf is broken, it releases a foul smelling stench. 1-2 feet tall (60cm), covered in silky silver hairs. Pea-like flowers yellow on top, pink below. Pleasant aroma. Considered an aphrodisiac by indians. Goat’s Rue is a nitrogen fixer, it supplies nitrogen back to the soil for other plants. Root contains Rotenone, an effective insecticide against flying insects, but relatively harmless to other animals. Root tea used to make men muscular, strong and verile. Bodybuilder.
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It covers white clover, red clover and lucerne alongside species less familiar in the UK, such as lotus and galega (goat's rue).
AJUDGING by the specimen you sent, what you have is Goat's Rue (Galega officinalis), which comes from South and Central Europe.
It was valued as a medicinal herb and was called Goat's Rue because it was supposed to increase the milk yield from goats.