Ruta Graveolens A Homeopathic First Aid Remedy

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Ruta Graveolens A Homeopathic First Aid Remedy

Ruta graveolens is another one of my favorite remedies and creams, because when I need it it doesn’t disappoint me. I actually had a call to use it recently after twisting my waist too hard in my Latin American dance class. I endured the pain for about a day and then I decided to see if the Ruta cream would help. I applied the cream to my waist at night and when I woke up in the morning the pain was gone.

I had another similar experience about four years ago when I twisted my upper thigh doing T’ai Chi Ch’uan exercises. I lived with that pain for about six months, and then I decided I had had enough of it and applied Ruta cream to the thigh.  The pain left within a day and I never had a recurrence of that pain. These are two personal testimonials of the power of this cream to relieve pain. In both instances the type of injury was a twisting injury, and the sensation I was experiencing was a twisting pain, which is characteristic of this remedy.

I also use the cream from time to time when I strain my shoulder by pushing a shopping cart that is too heavy for me. I just apply the Ruta cream and my shoulder feels better soon afterward.

One of the most dramatic experiences I had with the Ruta cream was with my eldest son. He broke his forearm when he was sixteen years old while trying out his friend’s skateboard. At the emergency room they bandaged the arm, but did not set it, telling us to make an appointment with an orthopedic doctor to set the bone. The emergency room doctors did not give him anything for pain relief. That night he woke me up saying that the pain was too intense and he couldn’t take it anymore. I studied his symptoms and decided to give him a dose of Ruta 30C. The remedy helped him with the pain very quickly. He was able to get to sleep and woke up pain free in the morning.

I have given Ruta many times to clients with knee injuries from playing sports when they have pulled a ligament or a tendon or torn the miniscus. The remedy has a reputation in these kinds of injuries and it unfailingly lives up to that reputation.

From the case examples I have listed above, you can see that this is a great remedy for sports injuries. Wouldn’t it be great if all nurses offices, hospitals and gymnasiums kept a jar of this little cream and the remedy pellets in their first aid kits for muscle pulls, strains, twists and other mishaps that frequently happen when one exercises too vigorously?

In the new method of case taking and analysis taught by Rajan Sankaran, he teaches that when selecting a remedy from the plant kingdom, you have to match the sensation of the patient’s pain to a remedy that has a similar sensation. He has developed a chart of plant sensations to help practitioners find the plant family that matches the patient’s sensations the best. Looking at the chart I see that Ruta graveolens is a member of the Rutaceae family, and the sensations common to these plants are squeezed and then broken or crushed, squeezed and compressed, constricted and squeezed, twisted and broken and crushed. It also has choking and strangling sensations. The patient is usually ameliorated by stretching. Matching the sensation of the patient’s pain to a remedy with a similar sensation is a good way to confirm the prescription. From the examples I gave above you can see the twisting sensation that I was experiencing matched the twisting sensation of the Rutaceae family.

Now I would like to talk about the types of conditions that Ruta graveolens can help with.

1)        First and foremost think about Ruta graveolens for injuries to the ligaments, tendons and the periosteum or lining of the bones. This remedy is of use in areas where the skin is close to the bone, and in injuries to cartilage and fibrous tissue. (Remember Hypericum is for injuries to nerve tissue, Arnica to muscle  tissue, and Bellis perennis to soft tissue.) Ruta is for fibrous tissue such as ligaments and tendons. Keeping these few essential facts about the remedies in mind will help you greatly in knowing which one to select in a trauma situation.

Consider Ruta in fractures, or bruising of the bone and the periosteum from injuries such as a blow from a hammer. The injuries can be slow to heal from, and there can be a lot of pain in the bones as well as bruising.

Under this category of injuries you can think of muscle pulls and strains. Injuries where the parts are twisted, such as in the thigh and waste injury I mentioned above. Ruta is well known for injuries to the thigh. Knee or ankle injuries where the ligaments or tendons are pulled and torn fall under this category of complaint and can be greatly helped by this remedy.

2)            Overstrain, overuse, overexertion are all words that apply well to Ruta. Examples of overuse types of injuries that Ruta is well known for are:

Tennis elbow. Ruta is a specific for this situation.

 Carpal tunnel syndrome. Ruta is of great benefit for overuse injuries of typists, musicians, computer programmers and other people who use their wrists excessively.

Eyestrain. Ruta is the remedy you need to think of for non-inflammatory injuries of the eye that are caused from overexertion of the ocular muscles. Seamstresses, people working at the computer for hours at a time, or anyone else doing fine work with the eye can benefit from this remedy for their eyestrain. It is also good for headaches and vision disturbances caused by overuse of the eye. I would suggest dabbing the cream around the eyes to help relieve this symptom, or you can take the remedy in potency.

3)            Hardened or thickened areas or nodules over the bones, periosteum or tendons caused by overuse or injury. Construction workers, mechanics and farmers who develop these thickenings or nodular growths on their hands from holding their tools all day long can benefit greatly from Ruta. This remedy can help when there has been permanent flexing of the hands or feet caused by overuse or exertion of the hands or feet.

One of my husband’s relatives has permanent flexing of the fingers of his hands and of his toes. At a family reunion one day, he complained about his arthritic pains and I asked him if he would like to try some Ruta cream to see if it would help. It turned out that this cream helped him a great deal with the pain, and I have been mailing him bottles of the cream ever since.

4)        Back Problems. Think of Ruta the remedy and Ruta the cream for helping to relieve back pain. The characteristic Ruta back pain would be a bruised sensation, as though the person had fallen on the back or received a blow to the back or coccyx. Ruta also has weakness and lameness of the back and lower extremities from overstrain, lifting or spraining the back.

Other back problems that Ruta addresses are herniated disks with characteristic Ruta causation, such as overstrain and overextertion. The remedy helps people who strain their backs easily, or where the vertebrae slip out of place easily. Think of Ruta for morning back pain and for wounds to the spine.

5)            Dental and Mouth Problems. This remedy has a wide field of action where it comes to dental problems. You should consider Ruta for the following conditions:

a)    Trauma to the tooth, where the tooth is loosened in the socket or knocked out of position.

b)    Bone and periosteal pain following dental surgery, or pain after injection of a local anesthestic.

c)     Pain of dry socket, at the beginning of an infection.

d)    To help reduce the pain and trauma of tooth extraction, if Arnica does not help sufficiently.

e)    To ease the discomfort associated with fitting and adjusting braces.

f)     To help heal jaw fractures.

6)            Sciatica. Ruta can help with very severe sciatic pains with the characteristic Ruta pain sensation listed above, as well as bruised and darting pains. The pains are often aggravated at night when the patient lies down, and are worse on first motion like Rhus tox. The pains begin in the back and extend to the hips and thighs. 

7)            Prolapsus ani. Ruta is good for prolapsus ani and many other symptoms pertaining to the rectum, including constipation. It has pain in the rectum when sitting, and is a good remedy for hemorrhoids and strictures of the rectum where the symptoms fit with Ruta.

8)            Lameness after sprains, especially of ankles, wrists and

 knees. Ruta is one of the first remedies to be thought of for injuries to the knees. It is good for bursitis of the knee, and is useful where the knees give way on going up and down the stairs, and the foot turns under from weakness of the ankles. The hamstrings feel shortened and weak.

9)            Surgery. Ruta should be given after joint surgery to assist in healing.

10)          Ganglion on the wrist.

11)           Pain in the feet. Ruta can help with pain in the bones and tendons of the feet. The pains are aggravated on stepping, standing and walking. The pains in the feet are often described as bruised, sore, raw and tender.

12)          Other things to know about Ruta. Ruta is a rheumatic remedy, meaning that the patient is aggravated by cold, wet and stormy weather. Ruta helps with the bruised bone pains from injuries, strains or dislocations.

As you can see there is a great deal to be said about Ruta graveolens as it has a very wide range of usefulness. This is a remedy and cream that would not sit idle in your medicine chest.


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In love and service,


Deborah Olenev CCH RSHom (NA)

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    • Heather on December 4, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    I tore my ACL 3 weeks ago, I was told by a homeopath to take Ruta Grav 6c. I am getting some today but she didn’t tell me how much to take, she just told me to take twice a day.

    Have you seen Ruta Grav 6c heal a ligament? And do you know how much I should take?
    Thank you!

    • Tasneem on November 23, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    Respcted Sir/Madam
    I am having pain in middle & both da side of back.Feeling stiffness also pain in left leg .plz suggest me homoepathy medicine.
    Thank in anticipation.

  1. Dear Upwan,
    Thank you for writing with your question and I am sorry for my delay in responding. The prescription of Ruta graveolens 200C is a good one, as this remedy has a strong reputation for helping with tennis elbow, and for injuries to ligaments and tendons.

    As far as dosage goes, I would recommend taking 8 pellets, if they are the medium sized ones; 12 pellets if they are the tiny ones; or 3 pellets if they are the large ones, only one time. The 200C dose is strong and a single dose should set up a healing response which will unfold over time to heal and repair the elbow.

    This remedy should not be affected by nor affect the medicine you are taking for hypothyroidism, as homeopathic remedies work on a different plane than pharmaceutical medicines.

    Please read the article on this website entitled How To Take Homeopathic Remedies to learn about the rules of repetition in homeopathy, and how to take homeopathic remedies.

    I hope your elbow gets better soon.

    In love and service,

    Deborah Olenev CCH RSHom (NA)

    • upwan saini on October 16, 2019 at 5:28 am

    Hello Ms Olenev,

    I am a golf player having the condition of tennis elbow. I had tennis elbow 4 yrs back with rest and physiotherapy it was cured. It has cropped up again. Someone recommended that I take Ruta Graveolens 200C, which I have purchased. Two things I want to clarify:-

    1. What should be my dosage?
    2. I am taking medicine for hypothyroidism for last 7 yrs. It there any impact for same?

    Thank you waiting for your kind answer

  2. Dear Esha,
    Ruta graveolens may help with the Baker’s cyst, as it is listed for this condition. A number of other remedies are also listed, such as:

    Calcarea carbonica
    cal fluor

    and others. Without taking your case, I cannot tell you for sure what remedy you need. Please read the article on this website entitled How to Take Homeopathic Remedies to learn how to work with remedies safely.

    I wish you all the best.

    In love and service,

    Deborah Olenev CCH RSHom (NA)

    • Esha on August 15, 2019 at 4:06 am

    Dear Ms Olenev, thank you for the this very informative article. I’m actually having a condition- bakers cyst apparently due to meniscus tear and considering alternative treatments. Any advice is very appreciate.

  3. Dear Konstantinos,
    I am sorry about your mother, and I hope that the Banerjee protocol will help her. There are over 1,500 remedies listed for headaches, so any remedy can cause or cure headaches. If your mother has had a history of headaches, the remedies that she is being given now will cycle through her repertoire of symptoms and locate the headaches as something that it needs to address. In order to address this, it will have to bring the symptom up for treatment. When it does that your mother will feel this symptom a little more intensely than she has in the past. That increase in intensity is what needs to happen in order for the remedy to push the symptom on through.

    I hope that your mother feels much better soon.

    In love and service,

    Deborah Olenev, CCH RSHom (NA)

    • KONSTANTINOS on August 9, 2019 at 9:27 am

    Dear ,

    My mother 68 y.o diagnosted with large diffused glioma and 1 month ago we have start Banerji protocol treatment for brain cancer with ruta graveolens 6c and calcarea phosphorica 3X. My mother has strong headache after 5 days of the treatment, does any of the remedies causes headache?

    Thank you

  4. Dear Cheryl,
    I would consider neck, head and spinal injury or trauma remedies for this. The ones that come to mind are:

    Hypericum perforatum
    Arnica montana
    Ruta graveolens
    Natrum sulphuricum
    Cicuta virosa
    Bryonia alba
    and others.

    It would be good to work with a homeopathy who can help guide you in the selection of a remedy to help you with this. I hope you recover very soon.

    In love and service,

    Deborah Olenev CCH RSHom (NAO

    • Cheryl Sabransky on July 19, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    Hi can you please tell me if there is a homeopathic medicine for lax transverse and alar ligaments. Upper cervical Instead of surgery.Thanks Cheryl

  5. Dear Tracy,
    Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us. I am happy to hear you are feeling better. You will know that you have taken enough of the Ruta if your symptoms start to aggravate. That means you should discontinue the remedy and not repeat it.

    I hope you continue to feel better and better.

    In love and service,

    Deborah Olenev CCH RSHom (NA)

    • Tracy on March 18, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    I often read comments to learn about situations where a remedy has worked, so here is mine, in case it is useful for someone else.

    I slipped on some ice and landed with my sacrum/tailbone on my ankle. It was a major impact and immediately I was in a lot of pain on my sacrum. I took a high potency of arnica right away (usually works miracles) and continued for many doses, but I was not able to sleep that night. By the next day I was significantly worse, unable to bend forward even slightly. I took some hypericum, which is supposed to be good for tailbone injuries. It helped lessen the pain, but I was still in agony, especially when standing up from sitting, coughing and going up the stairs. The main issue was the very bruised feeling on my lower sacrum – it was extremely painful to touch. Based on the bruised bone feeling, I tried a dose of ruta, and there was an immediate change to the pain. Still hurt a lot, but suddenly I could walk up the stairs alternating my legs. I continued to take the ruta every 3 hours, and 24 hours later there is at least a 60% reduction in pain. Yahoo! I will continue with it until the pain is completely gone. I hope this story helps someone chose the right remedy!

  6. Dear Sushant,
    Homeopathy can help with oligoarthritis. My suggestion is for you to work with a homeopath who can take your complete case, prescribe a remedy, and recommend how to take the remedy and when to repeat.There are 714 remedies listed for arthritis, and Ruta is one of them, but for the best results it is good to take the whole case into account and prescribe accordingly. Here is a link to an article on how to take homeopathic remedies.

    I hope you feel better soon.

    In love and service,

    Deborah Olenev CCH RSHom (NA)

  7. I have undifferentiated oligoarthritis can i take ruta for this?and what power can i take and what will its does.

  8. Dear Abhishek,
    Ruta is listed for rectal prolapse, but there are 152 remedies listed for this symptom as well. I recommend that you work with a homeopath who can take your complete case to see which remedy covers the totality of your symptoms the best.

    The remedy listed in highest degree for this symptom is Podophyllum, Ruta is listed in 2nd degree.

    I have seen homeopathy help with this condition. I hope that you will find a homeopath to work with who can guide you with your treatment.

    In love and service,

    Deborah Olenev CCH RSHom (NA)

    • Abhishek Bhattacharjee on November 23, 2018 at 7:37 am

    I have problem of Rectal prolapse , will it help.

  9. Dear Jan,
    Thank you for writing. In homeopathy we treat the person and not the disease diagnosis, so I would not be able to make any suggestions for atrial fibrillation, but if you saw me as a client or worked with another homeopath who could take your complete case they should be able to help you.

    It is good that you are considering homeopathy as a modality to work with. I wish you the best of health.

    In love and service,

    Deborah Olenev CCH RSHom (NA)

    • Jan on August 6, 2018 at 9:42 am

    I have issues with atrial fibrillation…now in a chronic state. I was wondering if you could suggest a rememdy for a condition that is well established. It is progressing into a ventricular arrhythmia which is not triggering pulmonary hypertension. I have pretty much exhausted allopathic medicines treatments. At one point acupuncture took me into NSR but that has not worked for the last couple of years. TIA for your consideration!
    Jan. I am a certified Aromatherapist to I have a great appreciation for how effective natural treatments can be!

  10. Dear Rajinder,
    I am sorry to hear that you have been having rectal pain for so long. Since I have not taken your complete case and do not know you, I cannot make any recommendations.

    Ruta is listed for rectal pain, but not for pain after stool, so I do not know whether this remedy will be of help. Ruta does help with rectal prolapse, but that is not what you are telling me about here.

    The remedies listed in highest degree for rectal/anal painm along with pain after stool are:

    Ignatia (A great remedy for acute grief).
    Nitric acid
    Nux vomica

    Please look at the emotional state as that will be the most important symptom to guide to the remedy that will bring you relief.

    Acutely, you can apply Hypericum perforatum cream, as this cream is good for acute anal pain to bring relief, but it does not address the underlying cause.

    I hope you feel better soon.

    • Rajinder on August 2, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    Dear Doctor

    Sorry to disturb you a while with hope that you will read this and suggest the remedy. I am sufferring from rectum pain/inflammation for the past 15 months…though regular homeopathic treatment is continued by my homeo doctors who have given me all medicines like ratanhia, nit acid, paeonia, aseculus, sulphur, nux, etc. whih gave me no relief and the pain after motion lasts for hours even after taking pain killer medicines.

    2. Totally fed up….I came to a writing for RUTA under your coloumn and gone through the same. Can I take Ruta 1x or 30 potency for getting relief. I do not know whether this is hammerohoids/fissure/fistula….I just know that it is paining, burning which is for hours after each visit to toilet.

    3. Please help, help, help…….HELP.


  11. Dear Pardeep,
    Thank you for writing. I am sorry about your hip injury. I looked up trauma to the hip. Ruta is not specifically listed for this.

    Rhus tox is listed highly for hip trauma. You have to make sure that the modalities of your case match with Rhus tox, if you are going to use this.

    There are also a few constitutional remedies listed for this, such as Silica, Phosphorous, Tarententula, and a few others.

    Arnica and Ledum can also be helpful.

    It would be good to work with a homeopath who can take your case, and guide your treatment.

    I hope you recover from this soon.

    In love and service,

    Deborah Olenev CCH RSHom (NA)

  12. Dear Vinod,
    Thank you for writing and telling me about yourself. A good remedy to consider is Calcarea carbonica, because this is a very important remedy for hypothyroidism; it has the weight gain, and the tiredness, but it would be good for you to work with a homeopath who can take your complete case and guide you in the treatment.

    Please read the article on this website entitled: How to Take Homeopathic Remedies to learn how I prescribe and the rules of repetition.

    I hope this information is helpful and I wish you all the best.

    In love and service,


  13. Dear Ashishkumar,
    I am sorry that you have been suffering from the sciatica on the left leg. In order to help you, I would have to have a lot more information than what you are providing here. It is a good idea for you to work with a homeopath who can take your complete case, who can help you with the sciatica.

    In terms of the repertorization, there are a few remedies that repertorize highly for Left sided sciatica, such as Rhus toxicodendron, Eupatorium purpureatum, Lachesis, Thuja and many others.

    Rhus tox is interesting to consider, because this pain originated from a trauma to the hip. If the Rhus tox modalities are present, which are aggravation on beginning motion, better as warmed up, but agg from continued motion; amel from stretching, and warmth.

    I hope you find someone to work with who can help you heal from the sciatica.

    In love and service,


    • Pardeep on July 26, 2018 at 3:57 am

    Your writing is, quite interesting do we can use the route of medicine for the hip joint damaged in accident.
    There are always remains the pain onto up side of the hips of a person who is 55 years.
    Do the ruta of 200 will cure the pain inside the muscles of joints between backbone surrounding and its side down with their pelvic bones.
    Aside with this there is pain in leg from foot to hip joint.

    • Vinod Sheth on July 23, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    Dear Ms. Olenev,

    I was recently diagnosed by an alopathy doctor as having hypothyroidism. The TSH blood test came down from about 8 to 0.8 after taking Levothyroxine 50 mg for about 2 months. However, my excessive tiredness on small amount of physical work, exhaustion all day long, difficulty getting good sleep, weight gain due to increase in belly fat……..all these issues have continued and therefore I am not sure how good the TSH test is. I need something other than the Western medicine which is not helping even though the blood test shows normality.

    I am 83 but was in very good health until hypothyroidism showed up. Is there any homeopathic remedy that can rebalance my thyroid function without the medicine I am taking? I have seen Iodium mentioned for thyroid issues but not sure whether it would be suitable for hypo- or hyper-thyroidism.

    I am very impressed by the work you do in helping people who have been disappointed by the approach taken by the Western medical profession. I have been reading good deal of your writings on this website of yours, and learing about homeopathy.

    God bless you and bestow upon you the divine inspiration for your work.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Ashishkumar Ghosh. on July 22, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    Dear Ms Olenev. Sorry to disturb you.I am suffering from sciatic pain on left leg since last two and half months. I am 70 yrs old and used to do walking and exercises regularly. Now I do some exercises but can not walk after 400 yards. due to pain in left leg.In this connection it may be mentioned here that about 2yrs. back I fell down on stairsase got ahit on my left hip bone.That time I took Arnica30 andgradually Irecovered that pain. Now can you kindly suggest how to get recover from this sciatic pain.

  14. Dear Rupinder,
    I am sorry that you suffer from the knee twisting problem. I looked up the words knee and twisting together in my word search program. Fourteen remedies appear. The remedy in bold for this is Zincum metallicum. Dioscorea, Clematis and Sepia also make a reasonable showing.

    Ruta is not showing up in this list, though it may help, just because it helps with ligaments and tendons. I would work with a homeopath who can take your whole case to see which remedy would help you the most.

    Please read the article and view the slide show on the website on How To Take Homeopathic Remedies to understand the way I prescribe. In general I would take one dose of a remedy, and not repeat it, evaluate at seven weeks, etc.

    I hope your knee gets better soon.

    In love and service,

    Deborah Olenev CCH RSHom (NA)

    • Rupinder Singh on July 19, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    I (age40-M)suffer from knee twisting problem from last 15 years. The pain i feel after it can’t be explained. I can’t tolerate it. It takes many days too. Somebody suggested me Ruta Graveolens 30C liquid. Kindly tell me is it correct in my case, can i recover from knee twisting problem, how will this problem be solved permanently, & what will be the correct dosage. Till what time i have to take this medicine (if it is best suitable in my case

  15. Dear Naren,
    Yes Ruta graveolens cream may be helpful for this, and it may also be worth Trying Ruta graveolens 30C in potency.

    Massimo Mangiavori lists nine remedies for trigger finger. It may be good for you to consult with a homeopath to see if any of these remedies fit your case.

    Calcarea phosphica
    Carbo vegetabilis
    Kali carb

    In love and service,

    Deborah Olenev CCH RSHom (NA)

    • Naren on July 6, 2018 at 1:14 am

    Dear Deborah Olenev,
    i have Trigger Finger problem in my left hand and its painful, since last few months.
    Please suggest whether Ruta G cream will be useful.

  16. Dear Chris,
    Thank you for writing with your question. I hope that your patient goes through the surgery well and that the homeopathy will help with the healing process.

    Arnica 200C is a good idea to give after the surgery for shock, trauma and pain.

    Ruta and Hypericum are also important to consider.

    It is impossible to anticipate exactly what will be needed and in what order and when. One possible thing you can do is to start with the remedy that is most indicated first. It may be the Arnica, or the Hypericum, and then give that remedy. if the Arnica or Hypericum does not help after two to three days, then switch to the next remedy on your list and so forth.

    Here is a link to an article on How to Take Homeopathic Remedies. This is referring more to constitutional prescribing in chronic cases. In acute situations you may have to change remedies very rapidly, because the indicaions are changing rapidly/ Treat the upper most symptom at the time.

    For example if the patient complains that they are worse from touch and the bed feels very uncomfortable, you have clear indications for Arnica.

    If the pain radiates up or down from the site of the surgery, along the course of the nerves, you have a clear indication for Hypericum.

    It is not an easy situation, and I wish you success in helping your patient.

    In love and service,

    Deborah Olenev CCH RSHom (NA)

  17. Dear Nemish,
    Thank you for writing with this question. There are many remedies that are listed for eye floaters, or muscae volitantes. Many of them are constitutional remedies;

    Physostigma and Agaricus are listed in bold
    Phosphorous and Thuja in italics.
    Mercurius vivus is another important remedy to consider.

    There are over 100 other remedies listed for this. In short, there is no one remedy for floaters. You have to look at the whole person, and treat the person as a whole and hopefully it will resolve in the process..

    I wish you all the best.

    In love and service,

    Deborah Olenev CCH RSHom (NA)

    • Nemish on June 24, 2018 at 8:05 am

    I have a eye flotter for 3 months how to remove this eye flotter

    • Chris on June 20, 2018 at 5:03 pm


    I’m a naturopath with limited knowledge of homeo and have a patient going in for a cervical disc replacement. I am wondering what you think about using Ruta 30C and Arnica 200C, every four hours, wet dose. He has had intractable neuropathy down the arm to the thumb/forefinger. Would Hypercium be best for that, and at what dose/frequency? What duration is advised between doses?

    Thank you in advance.

  18. Dear Krishndev,
    Thank you for your question. Please read the article on my website entitled “How to Take Homeopathic Remedies” to understand the rules of repetition. You also need to make sure that the Ruta or Arnica is homeopathic to your particular case of sciatica. It is quite likely that you need a homeopathic constitutional remedy, and not necessarily a first aid remedy for your sciatica.

    I know how painful sciatica is. I hope you find relief soon for this symptom.

    In love and service,

    Deborah Olenev CCH RSHom (NA)

  19. please tell me the dose of ruta G200 and arnica200 to relieve the pain of sciatica

  20. Dear Angela,
    I am sorry for my delay in responding, and also sorry about your dog’s spine injury. One of the best remedies for injuries to the spine is Hypericum perforatum. I would be more inclined to use Hypericum than Ruta for such an injury.

    Here are links to the Learn About Pages for Hypericum perforatum and Ruta graveolens on my website.

    I hope that your dog recovers soon.

    In love and service,

    Deborah Olenev CCH RSHom (NA)

    • angela bacon on May 13, 2018 at 5:07 am

    I have a dog who injured his spine. I took for chiro but he still seems out of sorts. Before spine injury oddly his anus area went into spasm then stopped after a short time. He has had anal glad problems in the past. Wondering if this remedy would help? I am taking him to a different chiropractor for a better adjustment soon. Thank you.

  21. Dear Rosalee,
    Thank you for your inquiry. You can purchase Ruta graveolens cream on or the website. Here are links:

    Ruta on

    Ruta on Amazon

    I hope the cream will work well for you.

    In love and service,


    • Rosalee Adams on April 5, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    I have inflammation of the tendons/ligaments and am interested in the cream for
    Ruta Graveolens
    Where can I get it?
    Thanks for any assistance

  22. Dear Madhavendra,
    Thank you for writing about your son’s knee injury.Ruta is listed in bold for the knee giving way, but there are 99 other remedies also listed under knee giving way.For this reason, it would be good for your son to visit a homeopath who can take his complete case, and find a good constitutional remedy for him that can strengthen his knee. This is not an uncommon symptom, and many remedies are listed for this, so your son should be able to find relief from this with homeopathy.

    I wish you and your son all the best.

    In love and service,


    • Madhavendra Singh on March 24, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    Dear Ms. Olenev, 8 yrs back in 2010 my son (now age 27 yr) injured his right knee ACL which was investigated to be partially torn through MRI and other orthopedic examinations. We did not go for any surgery so far. Due to this lax ACL his leg gives a way at times when he tries to run, jog or play. Twice we tried with Ruta200 but with no success. Could you please suggest us a suitable remedy. Many thanks and regards

  23. Dear Gina,
    I am very sorry about your dog’s injury. Hypericum perforatum is listed highly for spinal injuries and for the spasms after injuries. Your dog would probably benefit from a single dose of Hypericum 12C or 30C.

    I hope this helps your dog recover quicky.

    In love and service,


    • gina on February 27, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    interesting .. my athletic boxer/bulldog suffered a twisitng injury to her lower spine when she got caught in her leash while jumping/turning … I grabbed her and the muscles in her back up the right side were spasing! The next morning the vet confirmed there was some nerve injury due to the fact she was not able to put her foot down properly. Well of course the vet gave her muscle relaxants, cortizone and she has been resting and minimal activity for almost 3 weeks. the vet said it was ok togive her leash walks but 10-15 minute on level she is active and happy but is limping on her leg a lot. I also took her to he chiro afte rit happened and he gave her lasor/light therapy and prescribed just b12 abd folic acid combo,
    I would like to give her some homeopaths if it isnt too late and am unsure is I should give her Ruta or Hypericum? Could you possibly suggest which remedies and dosage that might help her recover? She was a very active dog and is somewhat depressed at having little activity *(.

  24. Dear Nikki,
    Thank you for your question. A Single dose of the Ruta grav 30C should hold at least three months, and should not need to be repeated before that.It is also important that the remedies you are choosing are homeopathic to your dog’s case. Some questions that need to be investigated are which joints are affected: the small joints, the large joints; how are they affected by heat, cold, movement? What are the concomitant symptoms? What is the mental and emotional state. If the painful joints are ameliorated by cold applications it is good to consider Ledum cream.

    I wish you success in helping your dog feel better.

    In love and service,

    Deborah Olenev

    • Nikki on January 19, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Can the Ruta Grav 30c be given long term to a dog for arthritic joints, I already apply Rhus Tox with Ruta cream to her joints
    Many thanks

  25. Dear Isabel,
    Thank you for your question. Ruta graveolens may be used in children. As to whether it would prevent and heal the tendency to worms, I cannot say. It is not generally what the remedy is known for, but it is listed for worms in my materia medica search program.

    The best treatment for worms would be the constitutional remedy for the child. Another thing that can help is to dissolve one teaspoon of food grade diatomceous earth in a smoothie and give that to your child once a day. This will kill off the worms. Garlic can also be helpful, or a supplement with wormm wood.

    I wish you all the best.

    In love and service,


    • Isabel Governo on November 24, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Hello, Sorry to disturb you. I live in Portugal and saw your page. I became curious about Ruta Graveolens. Do you know if the cream may be used in children? Can it be useful on massages on the abdomen to prevent and treat the tendency to worms and general Ascariasis?
    Thank you in advance

  26. Dear Piya,
    Thank you for your question. Calendula officinalis is listed for wounds that reopen in bold. The word you used, however, was scar and not wound. There are 19 remedies listed for scars that reopen. All of them are well-known homeopathic constitutional remedies.

    If you want to take a single dose of Calendula officinalis in the 30C strength, and observe yourself for four weeks to see if it helps, you can do that. If it does not help, I recommend that you consult with a homeopath who can take your complete case and find a remedy that will help you with this symptom and your general health.

    I wish you all the best.

    In love and service,


    • Piya on September 23, 2017 at 6:24 am

    Dear Ms. Olenev, I’ve recently suffered from abdominal muscle strain. I am taking arnica 200 as of now. But the scar tissue re-tears and is causing a lot of pain. Can you please let me know if I should take ruta or rhus tox. The pain is sharp tearing/cutting pain and burning.

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