Ruta graveolens, Common rue, and also known as Herb of Grace, is a shrub-like evergreen plant. Rue has been used for years in herbal medicine to treat a variety of aliments, including digestive problems. The anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties found in the herb make it an excellent tonic for the skin in general. These properties are why rue herb oil is often used as a treatment in facial steams while its rich antioxidant potential makes it the perfect antidote for premature signs of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines and other blemishes. It is possible to apply rue herb directly to the skin in order to deal with a fungal infection. It can help clear up the infections such as athletes foot, nail fungus and also provide rapid relief from irritation. Other ailments that Rue can help are cardiovascular system, helps calm nerves, and also helps stimulate menstrual cycle. From a spiritual aspect, Rue has been used to ward off evil spirits, remove curses, and bring positive energy to ones home.