English: Ruta, Common rue, Garden rue
Hindi: Satap, Sadab
Sanskrit: Sadapaha, Somalata
Malayalam: Arootha-അരൂത, Somalatha-സോമലത
Useful plant parts: Leaf, Whole plant.
Ruta is an evergreen subshrub growing 20 to 60 cm tall, The leaves are bluish-green in color, strongly scented, and bipinnate or tripinnate, with a feathery appearance, the flowers are yellow, with 4 to 5 petals, the fruit is a lobed capsule, containing many seeds.
Medicinal uses: Skin diseases, worm infestation in children.
Chemical Contents: Abortifacient, Expectorant, Haemostatic, Anthelmintic, Antiinflammatory, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Antidiarrhoeal, Antidote, Emetic, Emmenagogue.
Rue, scientifically known as Ruta graveolens, is a herbaceous plant with a long history of traditional uses in various cultures around the world. Here are some key points about Rue:
1. Traditional Uses:
Rue has been used for centuries in traditional medicine for its potential therapeutic properties.
2. Medicinal Properties:
It is believed to have anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, and diuretic properties.
3. Digestive Aid:
Rue has been used to support digestion and address gastrointestinal discomfort.
4. Menstrual Disorders:
It is sometimes used to alleviate symptoms of menstrual disorders.
5. Skin Conditions:
Rue may be applied topically for certain skin conditions, although it should be used with caution.
6. Folklore and Superstition:
Rue has a rich cultural history and has been associated with various superstitions and beliefs.
7. Culinary Use:
In some cultures, rue leaves have been used as a culinary herb, though sparingly due to its strong flavor.
It’s important to note that rue contains compounds that can be toxic in high doses. Therefore, it should be used under professional guidance.
9. Modern Research:
While rue has a long history of traditional use, scientific research on its effectiveness and safety is ongoing.
Before using rue or any other herb for medicinal purposes, it is essential to consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner.
Remember, the information provided here is for general knowledge, and it’s crucial to seek advice from a qualified herbalist, Ayurvedic practitioner, or healthcare provider before using rue or any other herb for medicinal purposes. They can provide personalized advice on dosage, preparation methods, and potential interactions with other medications or conditions.
How to prepare medicines:
Extracts of rue plant are used in the treatment of eye problems, and it is a good insect repellent, it is used to treat menstrual problems, and it is a sedative.
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