Rue. Properties. Medicinal Plants

Rue (Ruta graveolens)

Rue. Properties

* The rough causes inflammations and skin irritations.
* Can be used with caution in the treatment of disorders of the blood capillaries: venous insufficiency: varicose veins, hemorrhoids, amenorrhea, helminth infections, gastritis, gastroduodenal ulcers.
* Also used as a spasmolytic (gastrointestinal spasms) and hypotensive. In high doses can be abortifacient. Attention!
* For external use is indicated for musculoskeletal inflammations, eczema and psoriasis.

Contraindications to Rue

* It is best to refrain from prescribing via internal essential oils during pregnancy, lactation, children under six years old or patients with gastritis, ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, liver disease, epilepsy, Parkinson's or other neurological diseases.
* Avoid sun exposure after topical application because of the possibility of photosensitization dermatitis.
* PLS USE No dosage forms containing alcohol to children under two years or people with ethyl.

Side effects of Rue

* The fresh plant can cause contact dermatitis.
* The substance contained in metilnonilcetona has a stimulating effect on uterine muscle fiber, so it may be abortive. Its use as an abortifacient is highly dangerous, since the action occurs at doses close to those toxic (Peris et al. 1995).

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3

* The intoxicación can cause: gastroenteritis, increased salivation, excitement followed by depression, swelling of tongue and throat, tremor, seizures, metrorrhagia, nephritis, dizziness, mental confusion, liver and small intestine and even death from cardiorespiratory depression (Mulet, 1997).
* As with any medicinal plants that can be taken in tincture or fluid extract should always be kept in mind the alcohol content.

(0 = none, 1 = something toxic
, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

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