Scientific Name: Ruta graveolens
Plant Characteristics: This plant is a rounded evergreen shrub with fragrant blue-green leaves.
Spiritual: Rue was sometimes known as the “Herb of Grace,” and was used to sprinkle holy water in churches. The plant was also used as a part of charms to ward off evil spirits and witches.
Medicinal: This plant was thought to improve vision. Rue was also used to treat ailments of old age, such as stiff joints.
Fun Fact: In early history, Rue was a symbol of repentance.