Rue, common,

Rue, common, Spain

100% pure and natural essential oil

Botanical name: Ruta graveolens

Plant Part: flowers

Extraction method: steam distilled

Origin: Spain


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Crop type: 
Conventional culture
Pale yellow to orangish-amber viscous liquid
Characteristic unpleasant fatty odor
Ruta altera, Ruta hortensis, Ruta officinalis
Ruta graveolens (rue) oil
Product code: EAC788472

Cautions and warnings:
Do not use pure essential oils. Essential oils are diluted in a vegetable oil when applied to the skin. Carry out a skin tolerance test in the crook of your elbow and wait 48 hours before using the oil on the skin. Do not use the essential oil if you notice a reaction such as redness, itching or stinging.
Keep out of reach of children.
If accidental ingestion occurs, seek urgent medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center.
Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. Essential oils should not be applied to the eyes, the eye contour area, neither into the ears. In case of contact, apply a plenty of vegetable oil and take promptly medical advice.
If symptoms persist or worsen when using essential oil, consult a health care practitioner.
If you have epilepsy or asthma, consult a health care practitioner prior to use.
Avoid exposure of applied area(s) to the sun.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, do not use essential oils.
Known adverse reactions:
If you experience nausea, dizziness, headache or an allergic reaction, discontinue use.
Store in airtight, light-resistant container at room temperature.
The information contained on our site is presented purely for information purposes and cannot, in any case, bind the responsibility of the company. In no way does this information constitute a recommendation for preventive or curative treatment, prescription or diagnosis, nor should it be considered as such.

Words by Anny Schneider

Rue essential oil is extremely powerful, both aromatically and therapeutically .

It is also an insect repellant and parasiticide , always to be used very diluted , either in a soap or a fatty oil . 

⇒ Containing compounds that can be neurotoxic and abortive, including ketones, anti-coagulant coumarins as well as photosensitizing fucocoumarins, its use is strictly limited to the uses after detailed instructions from qualified aromatherapists.

Origin of this essential oil

This essential oil of Rue from Spain is distilled from the flowering tops of the plant.


Keep away from children, air, heat and light.


  • Contraindicated during pregnancy and in children, abortifacient and neurotoxic
  • Photosensitizing (furanocoumarins and dictamnine) (handle with gloves and avoid use as an insect repellent)
  • Toxic (all organs)
  • Potentially genotoxic

More information

It is a Rutaceae and like all Rutaceae it can be photosensitizing.
The rue is a sub-shrub about 1 meter high, aromatic from the Mediterranean rim, perennial with a fetid smell when the flowers are crushed.
The leaves are glaucous, polylobed, the yellow flowers have 5 petals and round capsules.

Main components of essential oil

  • 50-90% 2-undecanone and other ketones
  • Furanocoumarins: bergapten, psoralen

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The information on this website is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or medical condition. This information has been gathered from a variety of sources and has not been review by Health Canada or a medical professional. Please refer to a qualified health practitioner or medical doctor for any health concerns. ZAYAT AROMA cannot be held responsible for any damages resulting directly or indirectly from the use of this information or our products. See full disclaimer.
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