Goat's-rue, French lilac, Italian fitch, professor-weed
Form: leaves with sprout
Origin: Russia, Altai
Year: 2019
Product Price
3.95 $


A perennial herb with a short rhizome and a weakly branched root. The stems are numerous, erect, branched. Leaves are compound, non-pinnate, with stipules. Stipules broadly lanceolate, semi-sagittate, acute. Leaves of compound leaves are oblong or linear-lanceolate, pointed. Numerous light blue or pale purple moth-type flowers are collected in large axillary racemes on long peduncles. Fruit-up-standing bare multi-seeded beans. Seeds are greenish-yellow, oblong, slightly reniform. Height 40 – 120 cm.

The part used. Grass (stems, leaves, flowers) and seeds.

Chemical composition

The leaves and seeds contain the alkaloid galegin, luteolin, its glucoside galuteolin and saponins. The plant is poisonous.


Decoction of the herb is used as a diuretic, diaphoretic, milkogonic (increasing the production of milk) and an anti-leaf agent. Decoction of the plant is also used for hemorrhoids and especially for sugar disease. It is experimentally established that the alkaloid galegin reduces the blood sugar content. Internal use of medicinal Galega, as a poisonous plant, requires caution.

Method of application

1. 1 teaspoon of dry herb Galega insists 1 hour in 1 cup of boiling water, strain. Take 1-2 tablespoons 3 times a day.

2. 20 g of crushed dry grass for 1 cup of boiling water, insist for 2 hours, strain, take 1-2 tablespoons 3-4 times a day for diabetes.

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