Rue and Phytolphotoderamtitis

Rue - Herb of Grace

Rue ( Ruta graveolens ) is often planted in herb gardens for its interesting foliage. Long ago it was used as a protector against evil, a snake bite antidote and a enhancer of “inner vision”, however, this plant is poisonous and even handling it can cause phytolphotoderamtitis. Click on the photo for a very informative article on dermatitis caused by plants , complete with lists of plants to handle with care.


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  1. I don’t know if you ever watch Downtown Abbey– there was an episode in which a character had this happen, and the modern doctor didnt know what was happening but an old time healer was able to diagnose the problem. 🙂

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