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ut you can munch on the leaves by adding them to salads or other prepared foods.
Use: Rue is a headache reliever, but don’t expect it to cure a migraine.
Cautions: Pregnant women should avoid this plant

Ruta graveolens [L. strong smelling rue], commonly known as rue, common rue or herb-of-grace, is a species of Ruta grown as an ornamental plant and herb. It is native to the Balkan Peninsula.

It is now grown throughout the world in gardens, especially for its bluish leaves, and sometimes for its tolerance of hot and dry soil conditions. It is also cultivated as a medicinal herb, as a condiment, and to a lesser extent as an insect repellent.
Traditional use

Rue (ruta graveolens)

In the ancient Roman world, the naturalists Pedanius Dioscorides and Pliny the Elder recommended that rue be combined with the poisonous shrub oleander to be drunk as an antidote to poisonous snake bites.[2][3]
Illustration in the Tacuinum Sanitatis

The Tacuinum Sanitatis, a medieval handbook on wellness, lists these properties of rue:

    Nature: Warm and dry in the third degree.
    Optimum: That which is grown near a fig tree.
    Usefulness: It sharpens the eyesight and dissipates flatulence.
    Dangers: It augments the sperm and dampens the desire for coitus.
    Neutralization of the Dangers: With foods that multiply the sperm.

The refined oil of rue is an emmenagogue and was cited by the Roman historian Pliny the Elder and the gynecologist Soranus as a potent abortifacient (inducing abortion).{Natural History Book XX Ch LI}

Culinary use

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Rue has a culinary use, but since it is bitter and gastric discomfort may be experienced by some individuals, it is used sparingly. Although used more extensively in former times, it is not a herb that is typically found in modern cuisine. Today it is largely unknown to the general public and most chefs, and unavailable in grocery stores.[5] It is a component of berbere, the characteristic Ethiopian spice mixture, and as such is encountered in Ethiopian cuisine. Also in Ethiopia, fresh rue is dipped in coffee before drinking it.

Bottles of essential oil with frankincense, myrrh, wintergreen, santolina and other herbs with a herbal rue tea on a dark background

It has a variety of other culinary uses:

It was used extensively in ancient Near Eastern and Roman cuisine (according to Ibn Sayyar al-Warraq and Apicius).
Rue is used as a traditional flavouring in Greece and other Mediterranean countries.[1]
In Istria (a region spanning Croatia and Slovenia), and in Northern Italy, it is used to give a special flavour to grappa/raki and most of the time a little branch of the plant can be found in the bottle. This is called grappa alla ruta.
Seeds can be used for porridge.
The bitter leaf can be added to eggs, cheese, fish, or mixed with damson plums and wine to produce a meat sauce.
In Italy in Friuli Venezia-Giulia, the young branches of the plant are dipped in a batter, deep-fried in oil, and consumed with salt or sugar. They are also used on their own to aromatise a specific type of omelette.
Used in Old World beers as a flavouring ingredient.

Rue is also grown as an ornamental plant, both as a low hedge and so the leaves can be used in nosegays.

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Most cats dislike the smell of it, and it can, therefore, be used as a deterrent to them (see also Plectranthus caninus). Caterpillars of some subspecies of the butterfly Papilio machaon feed on rue, as well as other plants. The caterpillars of Papilio xuthus also feed readily on it.
In South India, rue is recommended for home gardens to repel snakes (however the effectiveness is unknown).

Rue leaf herb used in alternative herbal medicine to treat sprains, injuries of the cartilage and tendons around joints, sciatica and has other health benefits. On white background. Ruta graveolens.

Rue was also a common ingredient in witchcraft and spell making. In the Middle Ages it was a symbol of recognition between witches. The Catholic Church also used a branch of rue to sprinkle holy water on its followers: during this time it was known as the “herb of grace.” Hasidic Jews also used it. Henry

Fresh green herbs with rue bunch isolated on white background

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