August 1 is very important for the Andean culture because it is remembered as Pachamama Day or Mother Earth Day. The ritual axis of the celebration is maintained and transmitted with the passing of generations. And one of the most common is cane with rue. We tell you how to prepare it and thus be healthy.
The custom, rooted in northern Argentina (more specifically in the provinces of Misiones and Corrientes), spread throughout the country. It is an ancient tradition, which comes from the original peoples of America who recognized in rue multiple medicinal properties against parasites and gastrointestinal discomfort, in addition to its use to calm the burning and irritation of bug and vermin bites.
The cane with rue should be drunk in the morning -on an empty stomach- at the beginning of August to “frighten away the evils of winter”. The Guarani considered that many deaths in the population and livestock occurred during that month due to the cold and the rains.