For hundreds of years, Rue plants have been used as homeopathic medicine. By steam distillation from the plant the essential oil is extracted, and it has powerful antibacterial, antifungal, insecticidal, and anti-arthritic properties.
Here are 9 of its health benefits and uses:
- Kills Bacteria
The powerful antibacterial properties of rue essential oil kill bacteria and prevent infections. In very mild concentrations you should take it orally to kill bacteria such as salmonella.
- Heals Skin Problems
Due to fungus and bacteria run essential oil to treat skin issues, disinfects the skin, and treats the swelling. Due to insect bites and stings, it 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 you can also use it in the case of arthritis pain.
- Eliminates Fungal Growth
The strong anti-fungal properties of this essential all 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.
- Improves Digestion
The strong antibacterial and sedative properties of rue essential oil help digestion and treat indigestion issues.
- Repels Insects
The natural insecticidal properties of this oil repel insect, so use it in vaporizers, burners, fumigants, or incense sticks.
Extra tip: Note that in the case of pregnancy it should be avoided, as it might cause some adverse effects.