herb lovage by Constantin Simion
It is a multi-annual plant that grows in the garden (the crop).
A bush grow lovage nice and fast.
The stems are hollow, large leaves have a distinct odor and strong.
In Latin it is called LEVISTICUM OFFICINALE.
In German name is LIEBSTOCKEL (love stick) due aphrodisiac properties, and the roots they call MAGGI (hence the brand known company that offers dishes concentrates, soups, sauces, etc.).
Lovage probably comes from Iran, but in the Middle Ages began to be cultivated in Europe.
It is known that King Charles the Great ordered mandatory lovage cultivation in each garden.
As active substances lovage contain essential oils, butilftalide, isovaleric acid and coumarin derivatives.
As a medicinal plant (leaves or lovage root) is used to treat the following conditions and diseases: dropsy, rheumatism, heart disease, gout.
The plant causes a good diuresis (removal of body water) which help remove kidney stones (kidney sand).
Also lovage help dissolve bronchial secretion and facilitates expectoration.
Beets help in the treatment of diseases of the stomach.
Usually, lovage is used in flavoring in soups purposes, but also as a medicinal plant.
For tea, lovage is used in combination with other plants.
The treatment of skin eruptions, use a decoction of the leaves and roots of lovage races.
Douches are portions of diseased skin.
After 2 weeks the skin becomes again smooth.
In the treatment of stomach diseases races roots and leaves are used chopped, prepared a tincture is concentrated.
In people, tradition says that pregnant women should avoid this herb.
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