Botanical Name: Ruta Graveolens
Plant Part: Flowers
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Product Description: Ruta graveolens, commonly known as rue, common rue or herb-of-grace, is a species of ruta grown as an ornamental plant and herb. It was used extensively in ancient Near Eastern and Roman cuisine. The herb is considered protective and warding, and is even mentioned by Pliny the Elder and in Medieval wellness handbooks.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping), be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.