Wynruit, Herb Of Grace, Herbygrass.
Usually the dried leaves and also all above ground parts.
rue is a low, shrub found through out the world. The leaves are an
pale green, very divided into irregular leaflets and small clumps of yellow
flowers appear at the end of summer and develop into seed pods holding small
black seeds. The leaves have a strong musty-fruit smell and are bitter to the
taste The bush seldom
grows more than a meter high
Overview and Mythology.
The name Herb of Grace is derived from the middle ages when the
leaves were used to spread holy water during mass. It was used to protect
against evil and was carried by the judges in the courts to ward off evil
hence the saying “you will rue the day”
the Greeks used it in a potion as
an antidote to a wide range of poisons.
Derived from the Greek—Reno meaning to set free and
Graveolens meaning heavy scented.
In some European countries, it is
planted at the back door to ward off evil.the club
symbol on cards is said to be derived from the leaf pattern.
Essential oil-- limonene, pinene, anisic acid, Limonene has the property of
dissolving gall stones and research shows effective in breast, liver,
pancreatic and lung cancer.
Flavonoids-- rutin, quercitin, hypericin,the flavvonoids are very beneficial to the cardiovascular
Furanocoumarins-- bergapten, psoralen, xanthotoxin,
Alkaloids-- (arborine, fagarine, graveoline),
Choline--a, B group vitamin.
Tinctures or infusions are used. A cup of boiling water is poured on 1 g
of the herb and allowed to stand for 10 minutes before straining. The
infusion is taken twice a day.
It is also available in capsule and ointment form.
Abortifacient, Anthelmintic, Antispasmodic, Antitussive, Aperient, Carminative, Cholagogue,
Circulatory Stimulant, Diaphoretic, Emmenagogue,
Nervine, Rubefacient, Sedative, Stimulant, Stomach
Cold, Infusion, Tea, Tincture, Capsules. Ointment.
As a tea, I teaspoon to 1 cup boiling water at least twice daily.
Used in the following
Amenorrhea, Bell's Palsy, Colic, Cough, Epilepsy, Hypertension,
Hysteria, Multiple Sclerosis, Parasites, Worms
Benefits of Rue.
Rutin helps to prevent and alleviate Atherosclerosis (by inhibiting abnormal
Blood Clotting and by preventing Free Radicals damage to Blood Vessels
through its Antioxidant properties).
Rutin reduces the internal Bleeding
(hemorrhaging) that occurs as a side effect of Radiation Therapy.
Rutin helps to prevent abnormal Blood Clotting (by
inhibiting a specific Phosphodiesterase enzyme that
is involved in Blood Clotting).
Rutin improves the health of the
Rutin (up to 600 mg per day) lowers
Blood Pressure in Hypertension patients.
Rutin is useful in the treatment of
Capillary fragility (Microangiopermeability) as it increases the strength of
Rutin deficiency can cause
Rutin (60 mg per day) lowers intraocular pressure in Glaucoma patients (by
improving the structural integrity of the Collagen content of the Eyes).
Rutin counteracts Allergies (by inhibiting the
release of Histamine from Mast Cells).
Rutin inhibits some types of
Rutin inhibits Inflammation.
Rutin prevents some forms of Cancer
(by exerting Antioxidant effects that inhibit oxidative damage to the body’s
endogenous Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)):
Rutin inhibits the metastasis of Melanoma (in mice
studies, oral administration of Rutin inhibited the
metastasis of Melanoma to the Lungs - Rutin-treated
mice exhibited an 71% reduction in the number of Lung tumor nodules).
Rutin inhibits some types of
Rutin possesses Antioxidant properties:
Rutin deactivates Superoxide Free Radicals.
Rutin inhibits the oxidation of LDL
Rutin alleviates bleeding Gums.
Rutin reduces the susceptibility to Bruising and
accelerates the healing of Bruises.
Rutin (when used in conjunction with Vitamin C) has
caused the complete resolution of some cases of Purpura.
Rue is used effectively for Arthritis.
External Medicinal Use
Backache, Ear Infection, Eye Soreness, Gout, Headache, Insect
Repellent, Muscle Spasms, Rheumatism, Sore Throat, Wounds
Eyewash for tired eyes. Insect repellent. Compress for
wounds. Gargle for sore throat.
Ear oil for ear infection. Massage oil for rheumatism. Liniment for gout, backache, muscle
spasms. Fresh leaves are applied
to the head as a headache remedy. Essential oil used in perfume.
Bitter, Pungent, Warm
and side effects
Large doses may cause photosensitivity. Sap of the stem may cause
Use During Pregnancy And Lactation.
Avoid. Using large
doses for abortion may be fatal to the mother
Interactions with Other Drugs.
Doctrine of signatures
flowers and bitter taste indicate use in gall bladder.
Very bitter indicating use in liver healing
Many branched leaflets indicate use
in the cardio vascular system.
Herb of Mars.