Other Goats - Goat's Rue

Goat's Rue, Galega officinalis

Its name derives from gale (milk) and ega (to bring on), as Galega has been used as a galactogogue in small domestic animals (aka brings on lactation).
Ok, they claim this is how the common name came about, but let's review.
Goat - yes, small domestic animal - good so far
Rue -  noun /ro͞o/ 1. Repentance; regret  2.Compassion; pity - hmmmm... 

Did people regret feeding their goats Goat's Rue once they started lactating?  Did the goats regret receiving it?  I don't get it, do you?

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