Rue contains chemicals that might have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects.
People use rue for cancer, indigestion, insect repellent, birth control, and many other purposes, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Don't confuse rue with Goat's rue or Syrian rue. These are not the same.
Uses & Effectiveness
We currently have no information for RUE overview.
When applied to the skin: It is likely unsafe to use fresh rue. It can cause a rash and blistering, which can become worse when exposed to the sun.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: It is likely unsafe to use fresh rue. It can cause a rash and blistering, which can become worse when exposed to the sun. Pregnancy: Rue is likely unsafe when taken by mouth during pregnancy. It can cause contractions of the uterus, which might lead to a miscarriage. Taking rue to cause an abortion has led to death.
Breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if rue is safe to use when breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Kidney problems: Rue can make existing kidney problems worse.
Liver problems: Rue can make existing liver problems worse.
Medications that increase sensitivity to sunlight (Photosensitizing drugs) interacts with RUE
Some medications might make the skin more sensitive to sunlight. Rue might also make the skin more sensitive to sunlight. Using these products together might increase the risk of sunburn, blistering, or rashes when the skin is exposed to sunlight. Be sure to wear sunblock and protective clothing when spending time in the sun.
Be cautious with this combination
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