Rue has long been used to prevent plagues and discourage fleas, scorpions and snakes from entering the home. It is one of the herbs most known for its magical protective abilities and is commonly used in spells to ward off evil and protect the mind and body. It was used by the early Roman Catholic Church in holy water to wash away sins and as a tool in performing exorcisms. Rue has a long history, full of its use in magic, medicine and as a culinary condiment.
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