Goat's rue is used for diabetes, breast-feeding, and many other purposes, but there is no good scientific evidence to support its use.
How does it work ?
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Breast-feeding. Some mothers have reported improvements in milk production after taking goat's rue with other vitamins and minerals, but this has not been studied in clinical trials.
- Digestive problems.
- Other uses.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Bleeding conditions: Goat's rue might slow blood clotting and increase the risk of bleeding. In theory, goat's rue might make bleeding disorders worse.
Surgery: Goat's rue might affect blood sugar levels. There is concern that it might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. Stop using goat's rue at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs) interacts with GOAT'S RUE
Goat's rue might slow blood clotting. Taking goat's rue along with medications that also slow blood clotting might increase the chances of bruising and bleeding.
Some medications that slow blood clotting include aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin, ticlopidine (Ticlid), warfarin (Coumadin), and others.
Be cautious with this combination
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