Rue has a culinary use, but since it is bitter and gastric discomfort may be experienced by some individuals, it is used sparingly.
Although used more extensively in former times, it is not a herb that is typically found in modern cuisine. Today it is largely unknown to the general public and most chefs, and unavailable in grocery stores.
Also in Ethiopia , fresh rue is dipped in coffee before drinking it. Rue is also grown as an ornamental plant , both as a low hedge and so the leaves can be used in nosegays.
Most cats dislike the smell of it, and it can, therefore, be used as a deterrent to them see also Plectranthus caninus. Caterpillars of some subspecies of the butterfly Papilio machaon feed on rue, as well as other plants. The caterpillars of Papilio xuthus also feed readily on it. In South India, rue is recommended for home gardens to repel snakes however the effectiveness is unknown.
Rue is also a common ingredient in witchcraft and spell making. During the Middle Ages it was a symbol of recognition between witches.
The Catholic Church also used a branch of rue to sprinkle holy water on its followers during this time known as the "herb of grace. Rue extracts are mutagenic and hepatotoxic. Exposure to common rue, or herbal preparations derived from it, can cause severe phytophotodermatitis which results in burn-like blisters on the skin. A series of furanoacridones and two acridone alkaloids arborinine and evoxanthine have been isolated from R.
Cell cultures produce the coumarins umbelliferone , scopoletin , psoralen , xanthotoxin , isopimpinellin , rutamarin and rutacultin , and the alkaloids skimmianine , kokusaginine , 6-methoxydictamnine and edulinine. The ethyl acetate extract of R. The chloroform extracts of the root, stem and leaf shows the isolation of the furanocoumarin chalepensin. The essential oil of R. The bitter taste of its leaves led to rue being associated with the etymologically unrelated verb rue "to regret". Rue is well known for its symbolic meaning of regret and it has sometimes been called "herb-of-grace" in literary works.
It is also given by the rusticated Perdita to her disguised royal father-in-law on the occasion of a sheep-shearing Winter's Tale , IV. Gulliver can no longer stand the smell of the English Yahoos people , so he stuffs rue or tobacco in his nose to block out the smell. Rue is mentioned in the Bible, Luke Ten French words you'll never pronounce right. The ten spookiest sites to visit in Paris this Halloween.
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