The Jagged Path
Tincture of Rue
Tincture of Rue
Rue, Ruta graveolens, has a long history, steeped in magic and witchcraft, but also in its use as a culinary spice and as a medicinal herb.
Rue is believed to be an herb of protection in both magical and medicinal use. This recognizable evergreen shrub has been cited but he likes of Shakespeare, Pliny, Gulliver, among others. It has been revered as an herb of healing, warding, recognition, and remembrance.
While is it believed that Rue has long standing use as an ingredient in spell working and witchcraft, it is also said that Rue repels both cats and snakes. While this seems a bit contradictory to me, personally, take from it what you will.
Rue was used as a symbol of recognition between Witches during the Middle Ages. A Rue branch was used to sprinkle holy water onto The Catholic Church’s followers during the same time, leading to the term, “herb of grace”. People of Jewish beliefs added Rue to amulets for protection from plagues and epidemics. Early Physicians believed Rue to offer beneficial protection from pestilence, plagues, fleas, and poisons. Rue is made popular in Lithuanian, Ukrainian and Jewish folklore, and folk songs, in addition to English literature.
Used responsibly, and in appropriate dosages, Rue has many health benefits. Some issues that Rue is used to treat are:
Problems with the digestive system, such as upset stomach, diarrhea, and loss of appetite
Heart palpitations & other heart and circulation issues
Hardening of the arteries
Restricted breathing, such as that which accompanies coughing & pain associated with swelling of the tissue around the lungs. (Pleurisy)
Cramps, headaches, arthritis, muscle spasms, epilepsy, nervousness, Bell’s palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, hemorrhage, fever, hepatitis, water retention, mouth cancer, intestinal worm infestations, and menstrual problems. Rue can also rid one of fungus and bacteria and can stimulate the uterus.
DO NOT use while pregnant or nursing. Rue has abortifacient properties & can cause miscarriage. Do not use if you have been diagnosed with any serious GI, urinary tract, kidney, or liver conditions.
Please note that Rue can amplify effects of other medications that cause photosensitivity, such as Elavil, Cipro, Noroxin, Maxaquin, Floxin, Levaquin, Zagam, Tequin, Avelox, Septra, tetracycline, Oxsoralen, and Trisoralen.
Gluten-free, Vegan, organic, and created in small batches to ensure freshness and potency. My Rue is planted & harvested in the most beneficial phase of the moon, and this dbl extraction medicine blessed upon my altar.
You will receive a dark glass, dropper bottle, along with storage and usage suggestions. Following these suggestions, your tincture should be shelf stable for at least 5 years.
Ingredients: Ruta graveolens, gluten-free, grain alcohol, vegetable glycerin, and distilled water