Also known as False Indigo, Galega, Italian Fitch or Professor Weed.
An herbaceous plant in the subfamily, Faboideae, Goats Rue is native to parts of Northern Africa, Asia and Europe. It has been used in treatments for managing symptoms of Diabetes mellitus and other ailments.
In Folklore and magick the herb is used to honour the Horned God, Cernunnos and to call upon the energies of Goat as a totem Animal. Goats Rue is also added to healing sachets, blends and magick and said to ward off evil spirits.
Caution – fresh Goats Rue is considered as a Bane herb and all cautions should be taken with the dried herb too.