Want to learn more about incense and aromatherapy, and how they can improve your quality of life? Rue incense is a great place to start.
Its powerful healing abilities make it popular with people around the world. In this guide, we will look at what it is, and the ways in which rue can benefit our physical, mental, and even spiritual health.
What is Rue?
Rue, sometimes lovingly known as “the Queen of Herbs”, is an evergreen shrub that is predominantly found around the Mediterranean.
Rue is grown both as an ornamental decorative plant for its beautiful yellow summer flowers, and for its powerful perceived medicinal effects. Its incense can be used to purge negative energies, and create protective boundaries around the home.
Rue has been used throughout history by different civilizations and religions as a ceremonial herb, at times being thought to remove hexes and protect from the Evil Eye, but its main use has always been medical. So, what are the main health benefits of using rue incense?
The Benefits of Rue
Rue is believed by many to have neurotoxic properties, which can sedate nerves and calm convulsions. For this reason, many believe it is particularly useful to those suffering from menstrual cramps, tightness of muscles, and even chronic headaches and migraines.
It is believed that rue acts as a sedative when inhaled, which can help to calm people who suffer from panic disorders or anxiety. It also acts to banish negative energy from around the user, allowing people to feel relaxed, protected, and reassured.
A popular rue incense benefit that has been around for thousands of years is as an insect repellent. In Ancient Greece, rue would be burned as an incense around the home to ward away pests such as mosquitoes, as well as household bugs and other insects, a practice which is still used today.
It is even used as a natural, organic insecticide and antifungal by modern day gardeners who choose to follow a low-intervention approach.
Rue incense is believed to be particularly helpful to those who struggle with poor digestion or a slow metabolism. It is thought to work in many ways, calming the nerves of the digestive system, acting as a hormonal stimulant to encourage healthy digestion, and helping to maintain a healthy gut biome due to its antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Many people swear by rue incense, especially alongside Kundalini yoga and meditation, for their relief from indigestion and heartburn, which can have a truly debilitating effect on sufferers.
Rue has strong antifungal properties, which can be beneficial both to the human body, and the home. When rue is burned regularly as incense, many believe it inhibits the growth of black mold in the home.
It is also thought that its use reduces the risk of Athlete’s foot, dermatitis, and other fungal skin complaints.
Continue Your Practice
The beautifully scented rue has powerful health benefits, so why not bring it into your home and practice and see what it can do for you?
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