Goat's Rue is a member of the Pea family and not, as the name might suggest, a true Rue, (Rutaceae or Citrus family). In Medieval times the herb was mainly used to dispel worms, cure the bites of venomous beasts and to improve digestion. A newly discovered property is the herb's ability to reduce blood sugar levels, which is useful in the treatment of diabetes. The pharmaceutical drug Metformin, which is one of the most commonly prescribed drugs for diabetes, is based on guanidine, a compound found in Goat's Rue.
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 in mojo/ spell bags indoors to help yourself see and understand your mistakes. Burn as incense 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. Carry with you in a pouch for healing and to aid health.
Magick: Healing, Protection, Hex Release, Banishing, Health.
[To Note!! - Rue should not be handled by women who are pregnant.]. Comes in a sealed bag weighing approximately 14g (1/2 oz).