Overview

Syrian rue is a plant that grows in parts of the United States, Asia, Africa, and Europe. The seeds of the plant can cause hallucinations and have stimulant effects when taken by mouth.

Despite some serious safety concerns, people use Syrian rue for osteoarthritis, terminating a pregnancy, cancer, menstrual pain, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

In manufacturing, the Syrian rue seeds are used to produce a red dye to color rugs.

How does it work ?

Syrian rue seed contains chemicals called beta-carbolines. These chemicals cause many different effects in the body, including stimulant effects and hallucinations. These constituents also seem to have effects that are similar to certain medicines used to treat Alzheimer disease.

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