Latin Name : Ruta Graveolens
Ruta graveolens, known more commonly as rue, common rue or herb-of-grace is a native to the Balkans. Essentially a garden plant, is an herb that treats and prevents common ailments. It’s also a cooking ingredient (seasoning) and a bug repellent.
- Anti-Bacterial: Rue provides anti-bacterial properties that kill and prevent bacterial infections. Rue tea can help get rid of food poisoning, salmonella, and bacterial infections in the intestines, urinary tract, and colon.
- Anti-Fungal: These properties help treat fungal infections like dermatitis, skin de-complexion, athletes’ foot and other fungal infections.
- Anti-Inflammatory: Rue can reduce inflammation from rheumatoid arthritis. A cup or two of rue tea every day reduces pain and inflammation in the joints and ease stiff muscles. Talk to your doctor before using rue as a remedy for arthritis.
- Sedative: Rue herb sedative properties are effective in calming epileptic and hysterical attacks. Rue oil contains neurotoxins, which induce numbness. This relaxes and desensitizes the nerves making the patient tranquilized.
- Insecticidal Properties: Rue herb kills and drives insects away. It is poisonous to insects thus used in fumigants, vaporizers, incense sticks, and burners to ward off insects.