Name: Rue

Latin name: Ruta graveolens

Family: Rutaceae

Parts Used: Aerial parts

Taste: Bitter, pungent, acrid

Energetics: Warming, drying

Key actions: Inflammation modulator, carminative, anti-rheumatic


             Avoid use if pregnant.

Rue supports the body’s natural response to inflammation by encouraging the chemical mediators involved in the cleansing and detoxification pathways. Rue has a strong affinity for tendons, ligaments, and joints as well as strengthening capillaries.

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