Wild Rue

Scientific Name : Peganum Harmala L.
Synonyms :
Other Names in English : Harmal, Syrian Rue.
Family : Zygophyllaceae

General Data

  • Drink: alcoholic, stimulant
  • Medicines: generally healing (whole plant)
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    • Medicines: pain-killers (whole plant)
    • Medicines: sedatives, etc. (whole plant)
    • Medicines: arthritis, rheumatism, etc.
    • Phytochemistry: miscellaneously poisonous or repellent (stem root, seed)
    • Phytochemistry: alkaloids (plant (cattle))
    • Agri-horticulture: fodder (stem, root, seed)
    • Products: dyes, stains, inks, tattoos and mordants (whole plant, seed)
    • Social: religion, superstitions, magic.

Product Details


It is a plant of the Zygophyllaceae family, herbaceous and perennial. Its height is low. The flowers are dark white and fruits are like blossoming, round and spherical capsule with black seeds inside. This plant can be seen in different parts of Iran wildly. This plant grows in barren lands.

Chemical Constituents

It has four alkaloids called Harmine, Harmaline, Harmalol and Peganine or Vasicine.

Medical disclaimer

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