Commonly known as galega, Goat’s-rue, French lilac, Italian fitch, or professor-weed. Goat’s rue was used as an herbal tonic in folk medicine practices of medieval Europe to treat bubonic plague, worms, and snake bites. G. Officinalis is a herbaceous plant that can be found on disturbed and waste ground. A bushy plant with purple and white flowers that bloom June to September.
It gets its name as it was once thought to improve milk production in goats.