• Not to be used during pregnancy.
  • Not to be used if suffering poor kidney function.
  • Fresh plant parts may cause contact dermatitis.
  • Avoid prolonged esposure to sunlight.

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(Ruta graveolens)
Common Names: Bashoush, Common Rue, Countryman's Treacle, Garden Rue, German Rue, Herb of Grace, Herbygrass, Hreow, Mother of the Herbs, Ruta.
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Parts Used: The entire plant. Methods Used: Water extraction (infusion).

Spiritual Uses: The ancient Celts used Rue to protect against others' spells and hurtful magic.

Burned in purification incenses.

Also considered a poison antidote.

Physical Uses: Traditionally used to treat coughs, expel worms, and reduce the heart palpitations of women in menopause, it also depended on to reduce pain due to colic, improve digestion, and promote menstruation.

Folk medicine has used it externally to relieve the symptoms of rheumatism, sciatica and gout.

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