Common Rue Dried Leaves & Stems

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Latin Name : Ruta Graveolens

Origin Country: Hungary

Ruta graveolens, known more commonly as rue, common rue or herb-of-grace is a native to the Balkans. Essentially a garden plant, is an herb that treats and prevents common ailments. It’s also a cooking ingredient (seasoning) and a bug repellent.

  • Anti-Bacterial: Rue provides anti-bacterial properties that kill and prevent bacterial infections. Rue tea can help get rid of food poisoning, salmonella, and bacterial infections in the intestines, urinary tract, and colon.
  • Anti-Fungal: These properties help treat fungal infections like dermatitis, skin de-complexion, athletes’ foot and other fungal infections.
  • Anti-Inflammatory: Rue can reduce inflammation from rheumatoid arthritis. A cup or two of rue tea every day reduces pain and inflammation in the joints and ease stiff muscles. Talk to your doctor before using rue as a remedy for arthritis.
  • Sedative: Rue herb sedative properties are effective in calming epileptic and hysterical attacks. Rue oil contains neurotoxins, which induce numbness. This relaxes and desensitizes the nerves making the patient tranquilized.
  • Insecticidal Properties: Rue herb kills and drives insects away. It is poisonous to insects thus used in fumigants, vaporizers, incense sticks, and burners to ward off insects.


To make an infusion, place 1-2 teaspoons of dried herb in a tea infuser or teapot or mug for each cup of tea you intend to brew. Cover with boiling water. Place on the lid (or cover your cup with a saucer). Allow the mixture to steep for 10 'to 15' minutes or overnight. Then strain the tea and serve. Drink 1-2 cups of tea a day. Add if you want honey, milk or lemon wedge for flavour. It should not be consumed for more than three consecutive days.
Rue should only be taken with extreme caution. Rue, in all its forms, is poisonous, and should never be ingested directly. But if one is careful about the amount, it can safely be used to cure a myriad of ailments. It has minor side effects which include: stomach irritation, changes in mood, sleep problems, dizziness, spasms, serious kidney and liver damage. When applied to the skin, it can cause rash and increased sensitivity to the sun. In any case you should consult with your healthcare doctor before using rue especially if you’re taking other medications or have health problems.

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