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Rue ~ 15g

Rue ~ 15g

Ruta graveolens


Folk names: herb of grace, mother of the herbs, Ruta, Witch bane,  garden rue. 
Element: fire

Planet: Sun
Gender: masculine
Deities: Diana and Aradia


Rue is often used for hex breaking and for warding off the evil eye and is said to be able to ward off the devil. Rue is also a classic herb for protection magick and to increase your psychic powers; also, some old love spells call for rue.
In Santeria, rue is one of the main ingredients used in purification rituals. In witchcraft and hoodoo, it is a powerful protection herb and is often used in the crafting of talisman for that purpose.

You can easily tuck a few rue leaves or flowers into a protective sachet. The scent of the plant is strong, so I would not recommend wearing the charm bag; instead, place it inside a purse, briefcase, or drawer.


In the language of flowers, rue signifies grace, clear vision, virtue, atonement, and fresh starts. Rue is a popular herb with Italian traditional Witches, the Strega. Rue foliage is a common theme in magickal silver jewelry called the cimaruta as well.


The ancients revered Rue highly for its powerful protective properties. It was said to be able to ward off even the devil himself. Rue could protect against the evil eye and against the demons of disease. It was used to clear the third eye and enhance inner vision. It may protect against nightmares and may be used to safeguard astral journeys. It can also be used for cleansing or consecrating a sacred space or ritual tools.


Other beneficial uses: Although it receives but scant attention from modern practitioners, Rue possesses several interesting actions. Firstly, it has a very pronounced effect on the womb and thus should never be used during pregnancy. Before abortions became a legal and safe option Rue was used for this purpose. But it also tones the muscles of the womb and regulates suppressed menses, especially when associated with tension. It is insect repellent and anthelmintic and will get rid of worms. The ancients deemed it effective against all manner of poisons and used it as an antidote against the venomous bites of various creatures or any other hidden toxins lurking in the depth of their stomachs. Rue was also said to protect the eyesight. Pliny reports that it was greatly valued for this purpose by artists, who ate the herb in the hope that it would impart clarity and vision. Rue can be used as eyewash, which is said to be particularly helpful in cases of eyestrain, where the musculature has become exhausted. It is used both, internally and externally for sprains and strains, as well as for rheumatic pains. The ancients used it in cases of dizziness, hysteria and epilepsy. 


Warning: Rue is a toxic plant. Keep out of reach of children. Brushing against the foliage may cause contact dermatitis. Do not take internally. It is also an abortifacient. Avoid this plant is you are pregnant or breastfeeding.


*Occult properties of curio are provided for historical interest only, and no outcome is guaranteed.
None of this information should be taken as medical or legal advice.
Please use curio responsibly.

These herbs are either proudly grown locally in an organic sustainable way wildharvested or sourced from a certified organic grower.
NO pesticides, herbicides, toxic fertilizers or chemicals are used in the growing, harvesting or processing of these botanicals.


Talk to your health professional if you are unsure if this herb is right for you.

These statements have not been evaluated by the TGA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.

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