Rue (Ruta graveolens)

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  1.   1.  Description
  2.   2.  Obtainment
  3.   3.  Uses
    1.   3.1  Cautions
  4.   4.  More
  5.   5.  'Souls
Common Name Rue
Latin Name Ruta graveolens
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1.  Description

It is not related to Syrian Rue, though it bears a similarity of appearance.

2.  Obtainment

Common. Ruta graveolens was grown throughout the world as an ornamental plant in gardens by humanity.

3.  Uses

  • Food: Rue does have a culinary use if used sparingly, however it is incredibly bitter and severe gastric discomfort may be experienced by some individuals.
  • Medicinal: Key ingredient in homemade herbal cough syrup, when mashed with caramelized sugar and honey. Rue contains pilocarpine which is used to induce abortion.
  • Insect repellent, cat repellent.

3.1  Cautions

Exposure to Common Rue, or herbal preparations derived from it, can cause severe phytophotodermatitis which results in burn-like blisters on the skin.

4.  More

5.  'Souls

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