Scientific name: Peganum harmala
Origin: E Iran to W India
Medicinal use: Syrian rue is used in Turkey and Iran as a talismanic protection against the evil eye. In Iran it is a very widespread and frequent custom to burn the dry seeds, sometimes combined with other ingredients, as incense. The seeds are used as a medicinal remedy, in the form of tinctures. One of its traditional uses is the aphrodisiac.
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