What is rue?

What Does rue Mean

Ruda is the name given to a genus of plants that is part of the Rutaceae family . Rue is a perennial plant that has thick leaves, small flowers and fruits full of black seeds.

Characterized by its aroma, rue can reach a height of up to six meters depending on the species. In ancient times this plant was used as a condiment, although its bitter taste caused it to gradually lose popularity.
Rue is also used as a medicinal herb . However, due to its toxicity, it can be dangerous. Rue is said to have contraceptive and abortifacient effects and can cause liver and kidney damage . Some of the medicinal uses and properties of this plant are listed below, which can be very beneficial if used responsibly:

* anti-inflammatory : rue is used to treat arthritis, as it helps reduce joint pain and promotes muscle relaxation;
* antispasmodic : in the fight against muscular pain and menstrual cramps it can be a very effective remedy;
* antibacterial : thanks to this property, treating a gastrointestinal infection such as salmonellosis (a disease that occurs after the consumption of food and beverages in which the salmonella bacteria reside) can be as simple as drinking it in the form of an infusion;
* antifungal : rue is very effective in cases of fungal infections (any disease caused by a fungus). A clear example are those that affect the skin, such as the so-called "athlete's foot";
* Stimulation of menstruation : in this case an important warning should be made, since, as mentioned in a previous paragraph, rue can have abortifacient effects. However, if used by women who are not looking to get pregnant, it can be beneficial to regularize menstruation;
* soothing : thanks to its effect on the nervous system, rue is ideal for general relaxation. Its use for this purpose is recommended in cases of extreme anxiety, which can have a very negative impact on our quality of life if we do not fight them in time;
* remedy against toxins : one of the most popular uses of rue is to combat certain classes of toxins . It is very effective against neurotoxins (a type of exogenous chemical substances capable of damaging our nervous tissue, both mature and developing). On the other hand, it is also a tradition to use rue to block the venom of some snakes after a bite — in this case, it is essential to know in depth the type of toxin that has entered the body and the proportions of rue necessary—;

* insecticide : this plant offers a double action against insects , since it can drive them away and eliminate them, depending on the method used. The most common examples are wands and vaporizers that have it as the main ingredient.
In some South American regions, there is an ancient tradition that consists of drinking cane and rue on August 1 , when Pachamama Day is celebrated . The aborigines believed that this preparation that combined the alcoholic beverage with the plant contributed to ward off evils and protect health .
The adjective rude or rude, on the other hand, refers to that or that which is unkind, surly, surly or somewhat violent . For example: "She is a rude woman, who usually solves her problems with blows" , "He answered me rudely, as if he were angry with me" , "Don't be so rude to Jorgito, he is just a child . "
Finally, Ruda is the name of a locality in Poland ( Ruda Talubska ) and a town in Italy located in the province of Udine ( Ruda ).

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