Rue to Hemorrhoids
Rue is an evergreen plant that has been used during the antiquated times by civilizations such as the Aztecs, Mayas, ancient Greeks, and ancient Romans, to treat various illnesses, including hemorrhoids. For many centuries, it was considered as an “anti-magic” plant and people believed that it is effective against the spells and curses of witches.
Scientifically, its name is Ruta Graveolens L. Some people call it “garden rue” or “herbygrass”. It is an herb than can grow up to two feet. All of its parts are used for several medicinal purposes. The seeds are used for partridge and the extracts from its leaves are used to flavor coffee. Its druid fruits, called rue berries, are used in Ethiopian cooking.
It is widespread in Europe and in the eastern coastal states of the US, since it grows on rocks, on limestone dry hills, and even on old walls. A chemical assay of this plant revealed that about 110 chemicals are found in all its parts. These chemicals, such as flavanoids, alkaloids, and essential oils, have medicinal effects on the human body.
This bluish-green shrub is used as a homeopathic remedy, that is it should be administered in minute amounts. It is used to treat tension headaches, muscle spasms, painful menstruation, rheumatic pains, and heart palpitations. Some advocates of this medicinal plant claim that it can treat vertigo, epilepsy, convulsions, colic, and gout.
It can relieve stomach cramps, congestion of the uterus, and breathing difficulties. It s also known to soothe pain in the joints, and injuries to the bones. It can also improve digestion and keep the eyesight sharp and clear. It is helpful for people who have had physical overexertion, wounds and bruises, varicose veins, and of course, hemorrhoids. This is why the extract of the rue plant is one of the natural ingredients placed in hemorrhoid treatment creams. It soothes pain and at the same time relaxes the muscles.
Since the rue herb is a powerful medicinal plant, it should not be taken in large doses because it can cause mild poisoning and can interfere with the functions of the liver. And this could prove to be fatal, since the liver is a vital organ of the human body. Too much rue can also lead to vomiting, dermatitis, and skin blisters. But then, the extract of this plant is so bitter that the danger of an overdose is highly improbable.
Pregnant women should avoid taking medications that contains rue. People who are taking other medications that thin the blood should also avoid rue. The rue extract does not react well with blood thinning compounds.
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