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Rue - dried herbs, 10g
Botanical name: Ruta graveolens
Folk Names: Bashoush (coptic), Garden Rue, German Rue, Herb of Grace, Herbygrass, Hreow, Mother of Herbs, Rewe, Ruta.
Deities: Diana, Aradia
Powers: Healing, Health, Mental Powers, Exorcism, Love
Magickal Uses: Rue is often added to blends or burned as incense for healing spells and rituals, also for warding off illness and future health problems. Added to baths, Rue breaks hexes and curses which may have been cast against the bather.
Added to floor washes, Rue is used to cleanse the home and send back any illwishes sent against you.
Healing Properties: Rue is not used in healing as often as it once was, it should only be used with guidance of a licensed medical practitioner as it is toxic in large doses. Rue has a rather bitter taste when using the dried leaves due to Rutin (7 to 8% in the dried leaves). Rutin is anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial and helps to protect against free radicals.
Rue has been used to treat varicose veins and has a tradition of improving eyesight. Rue is said to be one of the ingredients in the Vinegar of the Four Thieves, a formula made famous during the plague years in Europe. Used in small amounts rue can ease headaches, especially those caused by nervous tension. The leaves can be applied externally in poultice form to relieve sciatica.
*Our herbs are packaged in little plastic ziplock bags with labels
Information Sourced From: Cunninghams' Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, Scott Cunningham.
Wikipedia, www.anniesremedy.com, www.herbs2000.com, www.witchipedia.com, And our own private collection of grimoires and herbal lore