For decades Rue plants have been utilized as homeopathic medicine. Through steam distillation, the essential oil is extracted from the plant, and it possesses powerful anti-bacterial, antifungal, insecticidal, and anti-arthritic properties.
Below are 9 health benefits and uses of Rue Plants:
The powerful antibacterial properties of rue essential oil kill bacteria and prevent against infections. In very mild concentrations you should take it orally to kill bacteria such as salmonella.
Heals Skin Problems
Due to fungus and bacteria the rue essential oil treat skin problems, disinfects the skin and reverses swellings, due to insect bites and stingsit is also helpful in the case of inflammation.
Treats Arthritis Pain
As it has a slightly numbing effect which will desensitize the nerves to soothe the pain, it can also be used to relieve arthritis pain.
Eliminates Fungal Growth
The strong anti-fungal properties of the Rue essential oil prevent the growth of fungi and treat fungal infections like Athlete’s foot, dermatitis, and even food poisoning.
Works as a Sedative
Its neurotoxic nature acts as a sedative and lowers stress, anxiety, convulsions, and other nervous disturbances.
- Anti-hysteric and Anti-epileptic
Its sedative qualities numb the nerves and prevent epileptic and hysteric attacks.
An Antidote to Poison
Rue oil is actually poisonous, so it serves as a natural antidote for other poisons and after the ingestion of poison leads to vomiting. It is used in the case of insect bites, stings, narcotics, and venomous snake bites.
The strong antibacterial and sedative properties of rue essential oil help digestion and treat indigestion issues.
The natural insecticidal properties of this oil repel insect, so use it in vaporizers, burners, fumigants, or incense sticks.
NOTE: Note that in the case of pregnancy it should be avoided, as it might cause some adverse effects.