Ruta angustifolia [L.] Pers. came from Southern Europe and North Africa. Growing up in the mountains to a height of 1,000 m above sea level. Growing up, reaching 1.5 m height, woody stems, slender. Many branching, weak, all the smells when crushed. Compound leaves, the length of 8-20 mm, a width of 2-6 mm, light green color. Fruit small, oval, divided into 4-5 boxes, brown. Small kidney-shaped seeds, the color black. In Europe known as medicinal plants. The essential oils used for the manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics.
Composition:Chemical properties and pharmacological effects: it's spicy, somewhat bitter, cold. Rutae oleum containing essential oil, bitter, spicy and cause nausea, soluble in water, but insoluble in alcohol and ether.
Chemical Ingredients: Oil of Ruta angustifolia [L.] Pers. containing methyl-nonilketone to 90%, ketone, pinena, 1-limonena, cineol, rutinat acid, kokusaginin, edulinine, skimmianine, bergapten, graveoline, graveolinine, modic acid, rutin, rhamno glikosid, quersetin flavenol, xanthotoxin, a little tannin. Oil of Ruta angustifolia [L.] Pers. also used in cosmetic industry, such as the manufacture of soaps, creams, and perfume. Pharmacological Effects and Outcomes Research: Some experiments on animals showed that the alkaloid substance efficacious furoquinoline skimmianine can cause abortion. This is presumably due to a direct stimulatory effect on muscle womb (uterus). From studies of mice ovarian follicle development in the post-birth is given an injection of extracts of leaves of Ruta angustifolia [L.] Pers. with a dose of 8 mg/100 g bb, turns on the rat ovary aged 21, 35, and 49 days decreased follicle jumiah primary, secondary and de Graaf, while increasing the number of follicular atresia. This is presumably due to Ruta angustifolia [L.] Pers. are estrogenic. Ruta angustifolia leaf extract [L.] Pers. subcutaneously in mice with pregnancy 4-5 days with a dose of 0.08 mm mglg, the uterus appears increased vascularization, hemorrhage, endometrial hyperplasia, uterine gland changes, edema of the lamina propria of the endometrium, no giant cell formation, and increased myometrial thickness.
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