Peganum harmala | Syrian rue | HCL | Freebase | Esfand | Harmine | Harmaline | Pure Alkaloids

Peganum harmala | Syrian rue | HCL | Freebase | Esfand | Harmine | Harmaline | Pure Alkaloids

We offer our Syrian rue freebase in a variety of forms:

  • The 98% HCL harmine and Freebase harmine extracts contain harmine only
  • The 98% harmaline Freebase extract contains harmaline only
  • Our Full Spectrum 96% contains 50.5% harmine and 45.2% harmaline
  • The extracts are made in a professional laboratory
  • Also available as powder extract and as whole seeds


Family: Zygophyllaceae

Genus: Peganum

Origin: Iran

Common Names: Harmel, Esfand, Aspand, Wild Rue, Syrian Rue, African Rue, Harmed, Techepak, Tukhm-i-isfand,  Uzarih, Besasa, Churma, Epnubu, Harmale, Gandaku, Haoma, Harmalkraut, Hermelraute, Hermel, Hermelkraut, Hom, Kisankur, Moly, Mountain Rue, Pegano, Pégano, Peganon, Sipand, Steppenraute, Syrische Raute, Wilde Raute

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Peganum harmala | Syrian rue | HCL | FREEBASE | Esfand | Harmine | Harmaline

Peganum harmala is commonly known as Syrian Rue because of its resemblance to the (unrelated) Rue plant. The plant is believed to originate from Iran and India.  Peganum harmala has been used for centuries across multiple cultures and therefore has many names. They include: Harmel, Esfand, Aspand, Wild Rue, Syrian Rue, African Rue, Harmed, Techepak (Ladakhi), Tukhm-i-isfand, and Uzarih (Turkish).

Native Use

In the country of Iran, the seeds of Peganum harmala are burned in great quantity with the belief that it will keep misfortune at bay with the extra ability of keeping the land against the outbreak of diseases. Moreover, the shamans of Himalayas use rue seeds as incense with magical power. The inhalation of it makes one to enter into a trance wherein they have coitus with a goddess that gives them information and powers of healing.

As a remedy it has been used to make the birthing process in women much easier and to also assist in the difficulties encountered in menstruation. In Asia, rue seeds have been used to treat stomach troubles, heart diseases and the herb has been used to heal skin disorders. In addition, a strong decoction can be used as a tranquilizer as well as an antibiotic and abortifacients.

In Asia the plant has been under use as a dye plant, a remedy and as a prolific aphrodisiac as well. In Iran, the plant has had a lot of religious significance. In the Holy Book of Koran being used by the Muslims as their guide book, it is documented that “every root, every leaf of harmel, is watched over by an angel who waits for a person to come in search of healing.”


This succulent, bright green perennial shrub is blessed with a density of leaves that grow from the root. The bush can grow up to 1 metre tall, but is usually found growing up to about 30cm high. Its branches are smooth and spread up to over 1 metre. 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 in common use throughout the globe amongst many cultures for thousands of years.


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Whilst we take great care to verify and reference all information presented on this website we are expressing our own opinions, beliefs, personal experience and indigenous wisdom and knowledge. We are not publishing scientifically proven facts. All information is provided in good faith “as is” with no warranty or guarantee.

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For shipping to all countries except the USA, we offer two types of shipping:
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Free Shipping from USA: For customers ordering only our Mimosa hostilis Hidden Valley and/or Mexican MHRBs, we have also established a warehouse that will exclusively ship to our customers from within the US.  This has the advantage of offering tracked shipping without having to pass through customs and a delivery time of only 3-4 working days. Orders will be shipped with USPS Priority mail.  This service is available for Mimosa only orders.  Any other products will need to ordered separately and will be shipped from the Netherlands.   Good to know: All of our orders are packed and shipped discreetly with only the obligatory information such as shipping and return address on the outside. Registered orders outside of Europe are sent with PostNL who hand your order over to the national postal service of your country. For instance in the US, packages are handed over to the USPS. Registered orders within Europe are sent with DPD. Fast and trackable at all times. Our Free shipping option is slow(er) but very reliable too. Estimated shipping time for outside Europe is between two to four weeks depending on postal flows.
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