- Color: Pale yellow to amber
- Oil Consistency: Medium to Viscous
- Perfumery Note: Top
- Initial Aroma Strength: Medium
- Scent: Sharply herbaceous, distinctly fruity orange-like scent, with a characteristic bitter acrid back note.
Action: Antifungal, poison antidote, antibacterial, insecticidal, anti-arthritic, antirheumatic, sedative, nervine, digestive, anticonvulsant, antihysteric
Benefits, Indications: The essential oil of Rue has been used to support the recovery from poisonous bites and stings, in powders and salves for athletes foot, and to calm the spirit.
It can be used as a disinfectant and in the treatment of boils and warts. May be helpful for compression wounds, contusions, physical overexertion, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, strengthens the capillary veins, dental problems, deep aching, ‘dry socket', painful feet and ankles, aching heels, and for painful stiffness in wrists and hands.
Chemical Constituents: 2-nonanone, 2-nonyl acetate, 2-undecanone, 2-butanone, psoralen, bergaptene, xanthotoxin
Precautions: Rue is a hazardous oil, is toxic and a skin and mucus membrane irritant, is abortifacient, phototoxic and neurotoxic.
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