Plants Belonging To Rutaceae



Rutaceae, commonly known as the Rue or Citrus family, is a family of plants, usually placed in the order Sapindales. Species of the family generally have flowers that divide into four or five parts, usually with strong scents. They range in form and size from herbs to shrubs and small trees. The most economically important genus in the family is Citrus, which includes the orange (C. sinensis), lemon (C. limon), grapefruit (C. paradisi), and lime (various, mostly C. aurantifolia, the key lime). Boronia is a large Australian genus, some members of which are plants with highly fragrant flowers and are used in commercial oil production. Other large genera include Zanthoxylum and Agathosma. Wikipedia


Use the alphabetical list or the herb property list to find information on the healing properties and actions of medicinal plants.

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  • Buchu Agathosma betulina, Buchu :
    Woody perennial : The leaves of the buchu are an effective diuretic, are antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory. These medicinal properties make Buchu effective in the treatment of bladder infections, kidney infections, urinary tract infections (UTI). Buchu is also often us...
  • Lime Oil Citrus aurantifolia, Lime Oil :
    Citrus tree : The lime fruit is antiscorbutic, (high in Vitamin C). The delightful, tangy, citrus aroma of lime essential oil is used in aromatherapy to compliment or substitute for the lemon....
  • Neroli Citrus aurantium subsp. amara or Bigaradia, Neroli :
    Citrus tree : Neroli's rich and lovely aroma make it an ideal scent...
  • Bergamot Oil Citrus bergamia, Bergamot Oil :
    Citrus tree : The fresh, citrus scent of bergamot essential oil is beneficial for anxiety and depression, and very useful as an anti-infectious agent....
  • Petitgrain Oil Citrus brigarade, Petitgrain Oil : Bigarde
    Citrus tree : Petitgrain oil is distilled from the leaves and twigs of the bitter orange tree, the flowers of which also yield neroli ...
  • Lemon Citrus limonum, Lemon :
    Fruit Tree : Lemon is used in herbal medicine to help build immunity against colds, influenza, and other viral infections. Lemon has high vitamin C content, antibacterial and astringent properties...
  • Grapefruit Citrus paradisi, Grapefruit :
    Evergreen subtropical tree : Grapefruit increases circulation, stimulates the lymphatic system, and may help to regulate body weight with regular use. It is also a good source of the antioxidant vitamin C....
  • Mandarin Orange Citrus reticulata, Mandarin Orange :
    : The red, aromatic peel of the Mandarin orange, is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat allergic reactions and digestive upsets....
  • Orange Citrus sinensis, Citrus spp., Orange : Mandarin Orange, Tangerine
    tree : Oranges are a healthy source of vitamin C and other nutrients, as well as one of the most versatile aromatherapy oils. Orange peel is used as a zest in cooking and as a tea....
  • Rue Ruta graveolens L., Rue : Herb of Grace
    Perennial Shrub : One of the oldest and garden plants cultivated for medicinal use, rue was valued as a country simple for its ability to ward off toxins and pests. The use of rue as a medicinal herb has declined in modern times due to it's toxicity ...
  • Prickly Ash Zanthoxylum spp, Prickly Ash : Szechuan pepper, chuan jiao, Tooth Ache Tree, yellow wood
    tree : Prickly ash is most often used as a poultice applied to the skin over the area of pain. ...