Common Name: Rue Herb, Garden Rue, German Rue
Rue is referred to as the ”herb of grace” and ”herb of repentance” because of its use in some Catholic rituals by dipping rue branches into Holy water and sprinkling it over the heads of people as a blessing. Leonardo de Vinci both used the rue herb for its ability to enhance and creativity. Rue is an evergreen plant that emits an unpleasant odor. It was used as a spice and medicinal herb in traditional European medicine for hundreds of years.
The botanical name of Rue is Ruta graveolens which is grown as an ornamental plant and herb. The native of rue is Mediterranean, Balkan Peninsula and it is now grown all over the world in gardens for its bluish leaves. It will tolerate hot and dry soil conditions. Rue herbs are known for their medicinal benefits, flavor, and scent.
The evergreen shrub is mentioned by Pliny to Shakespeare as an herb of remembrance and healing. Physicians also considered dried rue herb as good protection against plague and used it to ward off poisons. In larger amounts, the leaves possess bitterness, whereas, in smaller amounts, it gives a pleasant, musky flavor to cream cheeses and meats.
Because of the health benefits of rue, it is used in the preparation of salads, egg dishes, and cheeses in the Mediterranean region. It was a common cooking herb in Rome and used in a spicy seasoning paste. Rue is mentioned in the Bible by its Greek name, “peganon.” The Latin name “Ruta” comes from Greek which means “to set free.”
Benefits of Dried Rue Herb
- Rue herb is enriched with flavonoids (rutin) which strengthen blood vessels, strengthen the eyes, act as an anthelmintic, antidiarrheal, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, expectorant, hemostatic, and stimulant.
- Rue is also used to induce vomiting and relieve gas.
- Dried Rue Herb is used for digestion problems such as loss of appetite, stomach upset, and diarrhea.
- Rue also used curing heart and circulation issues such as heart palpitations and arteriosclerosis.
- Using dried rue treats breathing problems like pain and coughing due to pleurisy.
- Rue herb is used for treating painful conditions such as headache, arthritis, cramps, and muscle spasms.
- It also treats nervous system issues such as nervousness, epilepsy, sclerosis, and Bell’sBell’s palsy.
- Dried Rue Herb plays a significant role in the treatment of fever, hemorrhage, hepatitis, eyes, water retention, intestinal worm infestations, and mouth cancer.
- Rue herb is also used to fight against bacteria and fungus.
- Rue aids in menstrual problems, stimulate the uterus, and may also lead to an abortion.
- It is the best insect repellent.
- In foods and drinks, dried rue and its oil are used for flavoring.
- Rue essential oil is used as a fragrance in the manufacturing of soaps and cosmetics.
How to Consume:
Mix one teaspoon of dried rue herb in a glass of boiling water and leave it for 5-10 minutes. Drink it 1-2 times a day.
There are no side effects in using this product, and you can consider the medical advice for the usage of this product during pregnancy.
Harvesting & Manufacturing Methods
All herbs are 100% naturally harvested, dried, and processed without the chemical interactions that assure natural herbal products.