Rue (Ruta) is a genus of strongly scented evergreen subshrubs 20-60 cm tall, in the family Rutaceae, native to the Mediterranean region, Macaronesia, and southwestern Asia.
It is cultivated as a medicinal herb and condiment, since rue is one of the plants that have the most properties and benefits for our health. It is a perennial plant that really adapts to all types of climates, both more temperate and cold. It is in summer when its flowers come out, which are beautiful and of an important yellow color.
Bitter in taste, rue herb can be steeped as a tincture, steeped as rue tea, brewed as an external wash, or used sparingly as a culinary spice.
It has analgesic properties
This plant not only improves the symptoms of digestive problems, but also helps to avoid the pain associated with different ailments. One of the problems in which it works best to relieve pain is in the case of joint pain. From arthritis to sprains, an infusion of rue can be beneficial.
It is diuretic
Rue is a plant that helps combat fluid retention. Thanks to its diuretic properties, this plant is effective in avoiding detoxifying the body and not retaining more fluids than normal. It also prevents the formation of kidney stones from developing.
Improves menstruation symptoms
Rue is a plant that is very useful for alterations in menstruation. Taking an infusion of this plant from time to time allows you to regulate the cycle thanks to various substances that stimulate menstruation. It also improves the pain suffered by some women thanks to its antispasmodic properties.
Has sedative effects
This plant helps reduce anxiety and calm hysteria attacks. Thanks to its sedative effects, it is possible to reduce accumulated tension, which is why many people can resort to an infusion of this plant to relax.
Fight digestive problems
A hot infusion with a small dose of rue helps calm digestive problems. Rue stimulates biliary function, so consuming it after meals helps relieve constipation and digestive disorders.
Relieves tired eyes
Rue drops relieve tired eyesight caused by straining your eyes. After spending a lot of time in front of the computer or straining your eyes due to some activity, rue can be used to relieve heaviness or red eyes. It is recommended to combine rue with elder flowers, rose petals, fennel seeds and lavender leaves. It is best to let the mixture soak and soak in the sun for three days. It is then strained and used in drops to relieve the discomfort of tired eyes.
This plant becomes an interesting ingredient when it comes to making home remedies for coughs, helping to calm it down and relax the respiratory system.
In addition to having benefits for our health, rue is a "magical" plant. It is used for spells if you want to attract good things to your home, work or family, so you can take advantage of the benefits of this plant.
To protect: It is one of the most widespread virtues of rue, it protects from envy and creates a protective field for those who plant or possess it.
Attract the positive: It serves so that the right people come into our lives, be it love, a partner or even a good job.
Attenuate negativity: If you are living in an environment surrounded by bad news and "vibes", you need a little rue to absorb the negative that disturbs the home.
Although it is traditionally used as a medicinal plant, we have to take into account that it has a very strong toxicity, depending on the uses and doses, which depends on several factors, such as age, health and other conditions of the user.
It should not be used during pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified physician.
Rue contains furanocoumarin compounds; avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight after ingestion.