25 November 2008

Botanical Name
Ruta graveolens

Origin
Europe

Color
Orangish yellow

Consistency/Viscosity
Medium consistency

Aroma
Strong, bitter aroma

Extraction Method
Rue Essential Oil extracted using steam distillation

Constituents and Chemical Composition
2-nonanone, 2-nonyl acetate, 2-undecanone, 2-butanone, psoralen, bergaptene and xanthotoxin

Uses for Health Benefits (Indications)
Helpful in: compression wounds, contusions, physical overexertion, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, strengthens the capillary veins, dental problems, skin care, itching skin, anal fissure

Precaution
  • Rue essential oil is considered toxic, an abortifacient, an irritant to the mucus membranes, a neurotoxin and causes sun sensitivity due to phototoxicity
Blend With
Rue essential oil is not blended with other essential oils

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