Rue is an outdoor plant, resistant to cold but does not tolerate frost, requires a lot of sunlight to develop, but better if it is not direct and should be watered in moderation (2-3 times per week approx.)
It blooms in spring-summer and the small flowers grow grouped in inflorescences, have between four and five petals and are of an intense yellow color. Its fruits are small capsules with several seeds inside. Its leaves are the ones that contain the most essential oils and active ingredients.
It is a medicinal plant not only serves gastronomically, it also serves to prevent pests, intestinal problems and has antispasmodic properties.
The most outstanding properties of rue are the following:
- Tones the arteries, protects the capillaries and strengthens their walls, treats varicose veins, edema and other circulatory problems, as well as avoiding internal bleeding.
- It is used to reduce the symptoms of stress, anxiety, nervousness and insomnia, due to its sedative effects.
- It is used in the treatment of colic and stomach spasms, as well as to treat and stop diarrhea.
- It has digestive properties, prevents stomach heaviness and heartburn, reduces gas and indigestion, stimulates bile function and is advised to consume after eating when the intake has been copious.
- It allows you to lose weight, reduce fluid retention, stimulate the release of fatty acids and adipose tissue.
- It is also used to treat skin conditions such as inflammation, psoriasis or eczema.
- Food properties: and let's not forget its uses in cooking. Although it has a slightly bitter taste, rue has been used for many years as a spice or for the production of alcoholic beverages.
Popular beliefs say that it is necessary that rue always be at home since:
- Protect housing
- Attract the positive
- It is said that the rue is much more powerful if you take a slice of a foreign garden and is planted by the person who will take care of it.
- It is recommended to always locate it on the left side of the garden or the pot if it is rough male. If female, in the right.
Consuming rough in large quantities can be toxic, as well as if your oil is ingested (which is indicated only for external treatments).