Hardy, shrub with blue-green feathery leaves and yellow flowers. The whole plant repels cats and insects. Care must be taken when working with Rue as the juice from the stem.
Shrub. H:60cm W:50cm. 12cm, 17cm.
In the garden:
• Perennial, Evergreen, Frost tolerant.
• Use as a low hedge in knot gardens.
• ± 1m; Spread: ±80cm
• Full sun; Well drained, composted soil.
• Handling the plant may cause allergic skin reactions, use gloves if necessary.
• Pick fresh leaves and flowers throughout the year to make an insecticidal infusion, or
• Dry leaves for later use.
• Use as an insect repellant spray on ornamentals and edible crops.
• Ornamentals: Roses.
• Fruits: Raspberries.
• Herbs: Plant with Lavender.
• Do not plant with: Figs, Cabbage, Cucumber, Basil, Sage.
• Excess affects central nervous system and may prove fatal.
• Over dosage can lead to contact dermatitis, sleep disorders, vertigo, delirium, fainting, tremor, spasm, liver damage, kidney damage, depression, vomiting, epigastric pain, fatal
• outcome especially for pregnant women attempting abortion, low pulse, clammy skin, photosensitivity.
Rue may be beneficial in the following cases:
• Relieves tension headaches, especially due to strained eyes.
• Infuse to bath tired eyes.
• Ease palpitations and other anxiety problems.
• Ease spasmodic coughs.
• Increases peripheral circulation, strengthens capillaries.
• Lowers elevated blood pressure.
• Anti-spasmodic, Ease griping and bowel tension.
• Regulation of menstrual periods, to bring on suppressed menses.
• CAUTION: Avoid during pregnancy.
Musculo / Skeletal System
• Rheumatic pain,
Preparation and dosage:
• 1-2 teaspoons of dried herb per cup hot water, infuse for 10-15 minutes. This should be drunk 3 times per day.
• 1-4 ml of the tincture 3 times per day.