Botanical name - Ruta graveolens
Family - Rutaceae
An evergreen Shrub growing to 0.5m. Rue has a long history of use as a domestic remedy, being especially valued for its strengthening action on the eyes. The whole herb is abortifacient, anthelmintic, antidote, antispasmodic, carminative, emetic, emmenagogue, expectorant, haemostatic, ophthalmic, rubefacient, strongly stimulant, mildly stomachic and uterotonic.