Useful and medicinal properties of rue scented, or odoriferous
Jun 18, 2018
Perennial herbaceous plant, sometimes a grayish-green half-shrub. The stem and leaves are bluish-green
go color. Stalk straight, branched. The leaves are regular, thick, twice or thrice-drained. Flowers are yellow-green, collected by a semi-zodiac inflorescence. Fruit is a four-five-welled box with black seeds of angular shape. Blooms in June-August. The plant is fragrant.
Medicinal raw materials are grass, collected during the flowering period. The whole plant has a strong, peculiar smell, which has an unpleasant character, but when dried, it turns into a fragrance that resembles the fragrance of a rose. The taste is sharp, bitter.
Fresh plant contains 0.1 to 0.15% essential oil and glycoside routine, which has the ability to lower blood pressure and strengthen fragile peripheral blood vessels( capillaries).
In folk medicine they drink decoction of herbs for heart diseases, nervous system disorders, dizziness, headaches associated with vasospasm, body exhaustion, abdominal pain( spasms), poor digestion in the stomach, cramps, hysteria, epilepsy, epi-leptiform spasms in children, from diarrhea, fever, with uterine bleeding, rheumatism.
Outer fresh rue juice is used for wounds and purulent conjunctivitis, as an antidote for snake bites.
Diluted fresh herb juice or a decoction thereof is used as a lotion to festering eyes. The same juice, decoction or powder from the grass mixed with honey is applied to wounds and bruises with bruises. In addition, rue fragrant is a good freshener for the mouth( the plant is chewed).
The juice of the plant is the most effective, so it is recommended to preserve it for the winter, mixing 1 part of the juice( or leaves) with 6 parts of alcohol and, after 10 days in a warm and dark place, strain( if the juice is made from leaves).The dose is the same as when applying tincture.
In homeopathic medicine, the fresh herb of rue collected prior to flowering is used for articular rheumatism, sciatica and as a uterine agent.
Leaves are used for flavoring drinks, and also as an antidote for snake bites.
Decoction: 5 or 10 g per 200 ml;1 tbsp.spoon 3 times a day.
Tincture of 15%: 10-15 drops 3 times a day, with headaches, lack of appetite and other gastric diseases.
Tea from leaf rue leaves and valerian root, taken in equal parts( 1/4 cup of the mixture is poured with boiling water).For a day the patient drinks 1 glass of such tea, with hysteria given to drink sips.