The Herb Rue claims many benefits, but Rue can also be dangerous.

Ruta graveolens

Rue - Ruta graveolensRue also has a long, interesting history. Its genus name, ruta, comes from the Greek “reuo” which means “to set free,” suggesting rue’s reputation for treating disease.

For many centuries, the Rue Plant was used as an antidote to poisons and insect bites. Some Romans ate rue thinking it would improve their eyesight.

Rue was considered a powerful herb by the Greeks, who believed eating it when around foreigners would ease nervous indigestion. That, in turn, suggested a sort of witchcraft in foreigners, so rue was thereby considered anti-magical. The Greeks also used rue to stimulate uterine and nervous systems.

In the Middle Ages, rue was believed to be effective against witches and their spells, and also useful in warding off the plague.

Best Planting Zones for Growing Rue:

characteristics of growing rue plants:

Growing Rue and How to grow rue in your Herb Garden:

Some positive uses Rue Tea:

Rue Tea Recipe: Boil the water first then pour boiled water over one Tbsp. of the dried herb. Steep for five to ten minutes. Do not boil the herb in water as this destroys the properties of the herb. Drink 3-4 times daily.

The following are some possibilities for the use of Rue Tea.

Rue is a very strong herb! It is recommended that you always use extreme caution when considering the use of the herb Rue or Rue tea.

Rue has been used throughout the Americas, Europe and areas of the world to induce miscarriage. Two chemical substances are present in the Rue herb are responsible for this claim.

  1. Philocarpine which is also used in veterinary medicine.
  2. Rutin, which is said to strengthen arteries and veins and harden bones and teeth.

Don't be foolish and expect Rue tea to solve your contraceptive issues.

 Consult a medical professional.

Some Cautions to observe when using Rue: