Rue Essential Oil: Properties, Uses, Composition and Safety

Oil Name: Rue Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Ruta graveolens

Oil Overview

Rue essential oil has a strong, bitter aroma. It has a orangish yellow colour with medium consistency.
Warning: Rue essential oil is considered toxic, an abortifacient, an irritant to the mucus membranes, a neurotoxin and causes sun sensitivity due to phototoxicity.

Oil Sources

Originating in Europe Rue Essential Oil is extracted using steam distillation.

Essential or Carrier Oil?

Essential Oil

Chemical Content

2-nonanone, 2-nonyl acetate, 2-undecanone, 2-butanone, psoralen, bergaptene and xanthotoxin.

Aroma

Earthy

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