This plant can be found in dry and marly grounds. Its small leaves and
the lightly pulpy stems, if rub, exhale an intense scent, which has given
the Latin name.
Use Currently it is used to aromatize grappa. Anciently it was considered
an important medical herb and used like anti-inflammatory of lungs
and for sciatica and rheumatic complaints. According to an ancient
book, the powder of rue mixed with water could cure lunatics.
Picture and text of Tebaldo Lorini Translated by Gianna Toni