METAPHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF RUE
Official Name: Ruta graveolens
Other Names: Bashoush (Coptic), Garden Rue, German Rue, Herb of Grace, Herbygrass, Hreow, Mother of Herbs, Rewe, Ruta
Metaphysical Powers: Healing, Health, Mental Powers, Exorcism, Love
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore of Rue
- Rue leaves placed on your forehead relieve a headache.
- If worn around your neck, it helps you recuperate from illnesses and ward off future health problems.
- It is protective when hung up at the door or placed in sachets, and the fresh leaves rubbed on the floorboards send back any ill spells.
- The Romans ate rue as a preventative against the evil eye, and the plant was also carried to guard the bearer from poisons, werewolves, and all manners of evil.
Ruta graveolens is a perennial plant of the aromatic variety that is recognized for its yellow-green flowers. Although many species are identified, the most well-known is called common Rue (Ruta graveolens), and one of this plant's most characteristic traits is its substantial toxicity. That's why you must control its uses and the amount consumed.
Old folk use of Rue is to place some leaves of Rue on the forehead of a person that is suffering from a headache or migraine. A protection use of Rue is to place dried leaves around windows and door to ward against negativity in a home. Those that carry a sachet containing Rue are said to be protected from the negativity directed at them. Charms can be worn or placed around a home to protect and ward against negative entities that would try to attach to a person or place.
The ancient Romans would use Rue as a food additive to protect against the Evil Eye and all manners of illnesses. Ancient Romans believed that consumming or placing Rue around the home would protect against werewolves and other negative entities.