Rue

Formal name

Ruta graveolens

Other names

Bashoush (Coptic); Garden rue; German rue; Herb of grace; Herbygrass; Hreow; Mother of the herbs; Rewe; Rota

Description

A strong scented herb in the Citrus family growing to three feet with divided leaves and small yellow flowers and a strong disagreeable odor. Native to the Mediterranean region.

Part used

leaf

Constituents

rutin

Dosage

1 cup 1-2 x daily; 1-2 droppersful 2-3 x daily

Health benefits

useful for capillary fragility and varicose veins; used internally and externally for eye inflammation; internally for suppressed menstruation; used as gargle for sore throat.

CategoryCorrespondences
Body systemsliver
DeityDiana, Aradia
GenderMasculine
Herb actionanthelmintic, purgative
Herb categoryspecific
Herbal energywarm
Herbal preparationinfusion, tincture
Herbal tastebitter, pungent
Magical powersexorcism, healing, health, love, mental powers
Path27
PlanetMars