Aymara shaman blessing person with common rue (Ruta graveolens), a medicinal plant , Alasitas festival, Puno, Peru
Ruta graveolens, commonly known as rue, common rue or herb-of-grace is a herb originally native to the Balkans. It is grown worldwide and in the Andes (where it is called ruda) it is often used as a medicinal plant and insect repellant.
Photograph ID: PeruAlasitas2014D43
Photo © James Brunker, Magical Andes Photography 2014
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