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How To Send The Evil Spirits Away: Common Rue

One of the most common herbs used in Witchcraft is the rue. In some cases, it was believed that whoever had this plant in their possession, could keep witches away. However, ironically enough, it was the witches who used it as the common rue to keep evil spirits away. So let’s explore how they did that. Ruta Graveolens (of strong scent), commonly known as common rue, is called Apiganos (Απήγανος) and Varyosmos (Βαρύοσμος) in Greek. It is a small herb with many yellow flowers. There are female and male plants. The leaves of a male plant are wider. It originates...