Wild Rue Seeds-Esphand is an aromatic seed commonly used to create incense and is burned with other seeds and roots to create different aromas. In Iran Esfand is used to fight against the evil eye. This is a tradition that has been passed down through generations from the days of Zoroastrianism. The idea is to burn Esfand seeds during which time the seeds make a popping sound, then the smoke that comes from the burning seeds must be circled around one’s head and home. The smoke and the popping sound are said to take away the evil eye/thoughts. Now a day we are aware of many therapeutic effects of Rue Seed which in turn has made it popular in the Western medicine as well!