RUE – In Santeria, rue is one of the main ingredients used in purification rituals. In witchcraft and hoodoo, it is a powerful protection herb and is often used in the crafting of talisman for that purpose. Rue is frequently employed in witchcraft for both hex breaking and evil eye protection. Rue is a well-known herb for love spells from the past as well as for protective magick and boosting psychic abilities. A few rue leaves or flowers are simple to put into a safety sachet. The charm bag should be stored inside a purse, briefcase, or drawer because the plant’s aroma is too overpowering to wear. Just make sure to keep it out of children’s reach. Additionally, pregnant women should avoid contact with rue just to be careful.
Rue, also referred to as the “Queen of Herbs,” is a Mediterranean native that has long been utilized in rituals and charms. Rue was regarded in ancient Rome as having anti-evil-eye, anti-poisons, anti-illness, and anti-flea properties. Rue was thought to fend off witches and their familiars since cats dislike its fragrance, while some accounts claim that witches utilized rue to recognize one another. Regardless, rue was frequently hanging above the front door or carried in sachets to ward off anything from bad luck to witches to snakes to werewolves. It was also frequently applied to bathwater to dispel curses and hexes. It was regarded as the herb that could “protect all.” It later became known as the “herb of grace” when it was used to incense for exorcisms and used by the Catholic Church to sprinkle holy water on its adherents to ward against evil. It can still be worn for protection, hung in the house, or sprinkled around you when doing magical tasks.
Rue represents grace, clarity of vision, virtue, atonement, and new beginnings in the language of flowers. The plant rue is favored with the Strega, or traditional Italian witches. Rue greenery is a recurring motif in the magical cimaruta silver jewelry. Diana and Aradia hold the plant in high regard. The sun rules over this male herb, while fire is its complementary element.