Peganum Harmala (Syrian Rue) Extract: Full Spectrum Alkaloids
- 10x/10:1 Peganum harmala extract contains 0.68% alkaloids
- 25x/25:1 Peganum harmala extract contains 2.40% alkaloids
- 50x/50:1 Peganum harmala extract contains 6.20% alkaloids
Experience the full spectrum of Peganum harmala extract, available in three different strengths for your convenience. Our high-quality extracts are derived from the seeds of the plant and are carefully formulated to ensure optimal potency and purity. In addition to our extracts, we also offer whole Peganum harmala seeds and pure alkaloid extract for those seeking a more specific application.
Native Use: From Ancient Rituals to Modern Medicine
Peganum harmala, commonly known as Syrian Rue due to its resemblance to the unrelated Rue plant, has been used for millennia in various cultures for its purported health benefits. The plant is believed to have originated from Iran and India, but can now be found in North Africa, Spain, Italy, Turkey, and many countries in the Middle East. With its diversity of cultures and languages, Peganum harmala has many names, including Harmel, Esfand, Aspand, Wild Rue, African Rue, Harmed, Techepak (Ladakhi), Tukhm-i-isfand, and Uzarih (Turkish).
In Iran, Peganum harmala seeds are burned in large quantities as a protective measure against misfortune, and to protect the land from diseases. In the Himalayas, the seeds are used as incense by shamans to create a magical mood and induce a trance-like state. The inhalation is believed to create a union with a goddess that bestows powers of healing.
Throughout Asia, rue seeds have been used to treat a variety of ailments including stomach troubles, heart diseases, and skin disorders. The plant has also been used as a tranquilizer and has alleged antibiotic, antiparasitic, and analgesic effects. It has also been used by women to induce miscarriages. In addition, rue seeds have been used as a dye plant and a prolific aphrodisiac. In Iran, the plant has significant religious significance, and it is documented in the Koran that ‘every root, every leaf of harmel, is watched over by an angel who waits for a person to come in search of healing.’
Habitat: A Resilient Plant with Vibrant Flowers
Peganum harmala is a succulent, bright green perennial shrub with abundant leaves that grow from the root. The bush can grow up to 1 meter tall but is usually found growing up to about 30cm high. Its branches are smooth and spread up to over 1 meter. The leaves average about 60cm long and then branch off into segments that are long and narrow. The beautiful white flower of the Peganum harmala blossoms June-August and decorates the vibrant green plant. The herb grows in harsh semi-arid conditions and has been used for millennia in every culture where the plant was present.
Read More: Research on Peganum Harmala
If you want to learn more about the therapeutic potential of Peganum harmala, check out these scientific studies:
- Moloudizargari, Milad et al. “Pharmacological and therapeutic effects of Peganum harmala and its main alkaloids.” Pharmacognosy reviews vol. 7,14 (2013): 199-212. doi:10.4103/0973-7847.120524
- Mina, Cheraghi Niroumand et al. “Medicinal properties of Peganum harmala L. in traditional Iranian medicine and modern phytotherapy: a review.” Journal of traditional Chinese medicine = Chung i tsa chih ying wen pan vol. 35,1 (2015): 104-9. doi:10.1016/s0254-6272 (15)30016-9
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