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by Fire_Opal

(Ruta Graveolens)
Folk Names: Ruta, Bashoush, German Rue, Garden Rue, Rewe, Hreow, Herbygrass, Herb of Grace, Mother of the Herbs
Gender: Hot
Planet: Sun
Element: Fire
Associated Deities: Diana, Aradia
Part Used: The herb
Basic Powers: Protection, Intellectual, Exorcism, Purification
Specific Uses: A fresh sprig of rue dipped in spring water is an excellent sprinkler, perfect for consecrations, blessings, healings. The herb was worn to guard against the plague, and is now added to health sachets and those designed to keep illness away. Smell the crushed, fresh herb to instantly clear the mind of envious thoughts, unrequited love, and egotism. The herb is used to still a painful love. Add to exorcism incenses and purification sachets. Used in spells of inertia, to get something moving.