Botanical Name: Ruta Graveolens
History: In ancient medicine, the herb Rue was a favored remedy as an antidote to poison. Rue was used for nervous afflictions, digestive problems and hysterics. Rue has been used as an "anti-magic" herb for centuries. It was considered a reliable defense against witches. The rue leaf was the model for the suit of clubs in playing cards.
Properties: Rue may be helpful for gout, joint pain, rheumatism, and warts.
Traditional Use: Rue Essential Oil is a homeopathic remedy used for centuries as a medical preparation and may be helpful for compression wounds, contusions, physical overexertion, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, strengthening the capillary veins, dental pain, aching heels, and used for stiffness in wrists and hands. Rue Oil is a natural healing self-administered home treatment, based on Rue medical plant (Ruta Graveolens, Common Rue) used for skin care and more.
Parts Used: Flowers
Color: Pale yellow to orange-amber viscous liquid
Consistency: Medium to Viscous
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Note Classification: Top
Aroma Description: Sharply herbaceous, distinctly fruity orange-like scent, with a characteristic bitter acrid back note that makes the overall impression an unpleasant one
Aroma Strength: Strong
Blends Well With: Bay, benzoin, chamomile, fennel, frankincense, myrrh, thyme, pennyroyal and wormwood
Safety Data: Not for internal use. Rue Essential Oil is considered toxic, an abortifacient, an irritant to the mucus membranes, a neurotoxin, and causes sun sensitivity due to photo-toxicity.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.