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Common Rue, Herb-of-grace, Arruda
Rutaceae
Ruta graveolens


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Rutaceae Family

Ruta Genus

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Brazil - São Paulo


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General Information

The Common Rue, also known as Herb-of-grace, is a species of rue grown as a herb. It is native to southern Europe. It is sometimes grown as an ornamental plant in gardens, especially because of its bluish leaves, and also sometimes for its tolerance of hot and dry soil conditions. It also is grown as both a medicinal herb and as a condiment.

Medicinal use

In European folk medicine, rue is said to relieve gas pains and colic, improve appetite and digestion, and promote the onset of menstruation and uteral contractions. For this reason the refined oil of rue has been cited by the Roman historian Pliny the Elder and the gynecologist Soranus, as a potent abortifacient (inducing abortion). Rue contains pilocarpine which is used in horses to induce abortion, and is a traditional abortifacient among Hispanic people in New Mexico.

Rue can also be made into an ointment for external use against gout, arthritis, rheumatism and neuralgia.

Brushing against it with cuts can result in burn like bubbles (Chronic actinic dermatitis).

Culinary use

Rue does have a culinary use if used sparingly, however it is incredibly bitter and severe gastric discomfort may be experienced by some individuals. Although used more extensively in former times it is not a herb that typically suits modern tastes, and thus its use declined considerably over the course of the 20th century to the extent that it is today largely unknown to the general public and most chefs, and unavailable in grocery stores. Rue leaves and berries are an important part of the cuisine of Ethiopia and rue is also used as a traditional flavouring in Greece and other Mediterranean countries. In Istria, there is a grappa rakija recipe that calls for a sprig of rue. The plant produces seeds that 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.

Rue is also grown as an ornamental plant, both as a low hedge and so the leaves can be used in nosegays. Most cats dislike the smell of it and therefore it can be used as a deterrent to them (see also Plectranthus caninus).



Common Rue, Herb-of-grace, Arruda
Common Rue, Herb-of-grace, Arruda - August 21, 2009



Common Rue, Herb-of-grace, Arruda
Common Rue, Herb-of-grace, Arruda - August 03, 2009



Common Rue, Herb-of-grace, Arruda
Common Rue, Herb-of-grace, Arruda - August 03, 2009



Common Rue, Herb-of-grace, Arruda
Common Rue, Herb-of-grace, Arruda - August 03, 2009

Comment: Common Rue, Herb-of-grace, Arruda, Ruta graveolens

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heidbenati
heidbenati
May 16, 2010
Here you will find about 9 vendors for this seed
davesgarden.com products ps go 312

heidbenati
heidbenati
May 16, 2010
Hello Benvinda,
This plant is from Brazil and it was not mine. I found seeds at this site



www.bonanzle.com booths Worldseedsupply items 1_8_oz__COMMON_RUE_Ruta_Graveolens_seeds__wiccan_herb
I haven't bought from them but I am thinking about it.
I hope that helps

Heid


Benvinda

Brockton, MA 02301 May 16, 2010
Where can i purchase the seed Common Rue, Herb-of-grace, Arruda, Ruta graveolens
gardengeek
gardengeek
August 21, 2009
This page has a Haworthia plant on it.
Asphodelaceae, Haworthia coarctata
gardengeek
gardengeek
August 03, 2009
I've never heard of that family of plants. :)

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