is it found?
Syrian Rue is native to northern India,
Afghanistan, and Southern Russia. It can be found in Nevada, New
Mexico, and Arizona (Moore, 1988).
does it look like?
Syrian Rue is a smooth green weed “composed of many one-and-one half…basal
branches, divided further into smaller ones and finally dividing into
shiny…thready leaves. It is a 5 petaled flower which eventually turns
into a hollow capsule” (Moore, 1988, pg. 120).
are the medical uses?
Syrian Rue was found to be a fungicidal/
bactericidal diuretic that is antidepressive, relieves dandruff, and
decreases blood pressure (Moore, 1988).
chemical are in it?
Syrian Rue contains
Harmaline, Harmalol, Harman, Peganine,
Isopeganine, Dipegene, Vasicinone, Deoxyvasicinone, 5,6-Hydroxytryptamine,
Deoxypeganine, and Peganidine (Moore, 1988), (Duke, 1985).