There are many uses for the herb rue. It has an affinity for bitter foods and is a natural insect repellent. It is also a good choice for vegetarian cooking, as it is not very bitter. In addition, it pairs well with olives, capers, basil, and lovage.
The herb itself has a sharp flavor, making it a great addition to many recipes. It is commonly used for Middle Eastern sausage meats. It is also used to make a popular tea and many people still drink it.
Rue is a light green aromatic shrub with leaves that mature to a deep bluish-green. It is native to the Mediterranean region but is widely grown in the U.S. and Europe. Despite its bitter flavor, rue has medicinal properties and can stimulate appetite and bile. However, it is generally not recommended for use in large amounts. If ingested in high amounts, rue can cause severe digestive discomfort and even gastrointestinal problems.