Rue Tea - Herbal Tea
Rue is a genus of aromatic small evergreen shrubs in the citrus family and is native to the Mediterranean region. The most widely known variety of Rue is called Common Rue and despite the bitter taste was traditionally used in Middle Eastern cuisine and ancient Roman recipes. It is still used today in northern Africa as a food.
Shakespeare called Rue the ‘herb o-grace o-Sundays’ and to date Rue is considered by many to the symbol of regret and bitter lessons. Rue has a better image in the world of herbal remedies and is noted for its fortitude, probably because it can grow in the worst soil conditions. Rue is a very strong herb and should be used with caution and care.
Herbal Tea Recipe
Rue tea is prepared by steeping 1 teaspoon dried or powdered herb in 4 ounces of boiling water for 5 minutes. No more than 4 ounces should be consumed in a day.
Rue Tea Uses & Herbal Remedies
Rue Tea Benefits
Rue tea is given in small doses to help treat coughs and croup as well as stomach ailments and colic; generally given by placing drops of oil on sugar cubes or by taking rue tea.
A compress of Rue has been used on the chest to relieve chest congestion as well as being placed on the back to relieve sciatica.
Chewing a leaf or two is said to calm hysterics and heart palpitations.
Rue has been used to treat suspended menstruation and to cause abortion.
Boiling rue in water and sprinkling around the house or pet bedding is said to rid the area of fleas.
A sashay of dried Rue in closets is thought to deter insects and moths.
Rue Cautions & Dangers
The combination of Rue oil in the leaves and the sun can cause blistering when applied to the skin.
Rue tea and rue as a herb should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
A larger dose of Rue is a poison, no more than ounces should be consumed in a day.
The sap of the Rue plant can cause skin irritation or burns in sensitive persons.
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