Magickal uses include healing, health, mental powers, freedom and protection against the evil eye.
Use as an asperger to cast salt water for purification of the circle or removing negativity from the home.
Hang the dried herb indoors to help yourself see and understand your mistakes.
Burn to banish negativity or bad habits.
Add to incenses and poppets to prevent illness or speed recovery.
Add to baths to break hexes and curses that may have been placed against you.
Also Called: Herb-of-Grace, Herb of Grace, Herbygrass, Garden Rue, Mother of Herbs, Rewe, Goat’s Rue
Warning: Toxic in large doses
The whole herb is abortifacient, anthelmintic, antidote, antispasmodic, carminative, emetic, emmenagogue, expectorant, haemostatic, ophthalmic, rubefacient, strongly stimulant, mildly stomachic and uterotonic.
An infusion is used in the treatment of hysterical affections, coughs, flatulence etc.
The juice of the plant has been used in treating earaches and chewing a leaf or two is said to quickly bring relief from giddiness, nervous headaches, palpitations etc.
An alkaloid found in the plant is abortifacient, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic.
A homeopathic remedy is obtained from the fresh herb, harvested in early summer shortly before flowering begins. This is used in the treatment of a variety of complaints including eye strain, headache and sprains.