Rue is one of the oldest herbs around and has great healing qualities especially for headaches and sciatic pain. Chewing the leaves brings quick relief of headaches and also works well for heart palpitations and muscular spasms too. Made into a tea it works great for coughs, gas, colic, and GI distress in general… and Rue works well as a sedative agent and for stress. Rue is also a good antibacterial and antifungal agent, also works well for arthritis and the pain associated with arthritis. Rue is good for the eyes and also for varicose veins… and the oil is very good for driving away biting insects. And Rue is used as a flavoring agent for the liqueur “Grappa”. Rue should be used under the supervision of a good herbalist.
Paul Haider – Master Herbalist