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QUERY: Rue prevents bad dreams

Posted on by royvickery |

From Amots Dafni:
The Bedouins of the Lower Jordan Valley have a belief that rue [Ruta graveolens] placed under a pillow prevents bad dreams. I’ve also read that in the 16th century a similar belief was known in England, but have lost the reference; can anyone help?

Image: Kurt Stüber, Wiki Commons.

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