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Lovage Root

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• Traditionally used to help support gravel, jaundice. urinary ailments, indigestion, flatulence and more.
Lovage, also called Love Parsley, Loveroot, Wild Celery, and Sea Parsley, is a native of the Mediterranean region, growing wild in the mountainous districts of the south of France, in northern Greece and in the Balkans. The Garden Lovage is one of the old English herbs that was formerly very generally cultivated, and is still occasionally cultivated as a sweet herb and for the use in herbal health of its root, and to a lesser degree, the leaves and seeds. It is sometimes grown in gardens for its ornamental foliage, and for its pleasant odor. The name of the genus, Ligusticum, is derived from Liguria, where this species abounds.

The root, leaves and seeds are used for its health properties. The young stems, used like Angelica, can be used for flavoring and confectionery. Loveroot contains a volatile oil, angelic acid, which is a bitter extractive. The coloring principle has been isolated by M. Niklis, who gave it the name of Ligulin, and suggested an important application may be made in the testing of drinking water. If a drop of its aqueous solution is allowed to fall into distilled water, it imparts to the liquid its own fine crimson-red color, which undergoes no change; but if limestone water be substituted, the red color disappears in a few seconds and is followed by a beautiful blue, due to the alkalinity of the latter.

An herbal tea is made of the leaves of Lovage, when previously dried, the decoction having a very agreeable odor. Lovage was much used as a drug plant in the fourteenth century, its medicinal reputation probably being greatly founded on its pleasing aromatic odor. It was never an official supportive, nor were any extravagant claims made, as with Angelica, for its efficacy in numberless complaints. The roots and fruit are aromatic and stimulant and have diuretic and carminative action. In herbal health they are used in disorders of the stomach and feverish attacks, especially for cases of colic and flatulence in children, its qualities being similar to those of Angelica in expelling flatulence, exciting perspiration and opening obstructions. The leaves eaten as salad, or infused dry as a tea, used to be accounted a good emmenagogue. An infusion of the root was recommended by old writers for gravel, jaundice and urinary troubles, and the cordial, sudorific nature of the roots and seeds caused their use to be extolled in "pestilential disorders."

General Herb Information

Lovage - Has been known as Smallage and our grandmothers called it "Smellage" (Levisticum officinale).

Propagation: By seed as soon as ripe; by root division in spring.

Nature of Plant: Handsome, tropical, background plant; grows 7 feet high; has aromatic leaves.

Spacing of Mature Plants: 3 feet.

Cultural Requirements: Prefers rich, deeply dug, moist soil in sun or part shade; seeds may be sowed in September and seedlings transplanted the following spring.

Uses

Rhizome: (Health) Carminative, infusion produces perspiration.

Leaf: (Culinary) Fresh or dried, similar in odor and taste to celery and used in place of it.

Fruit: (Seed) Used in confectionery and cordials.

Leaf Stalk and Stem: Blanched and used like celery, for a fragrant tea.

Flowering Top and Leaf: (Industrial) oil used to flavor some tobaccos, in perfumery.

Preparation and Dosage: A tea is made by pouring boiling water over 1.5 - 3 g of the dry herb. When used as a diuretic, the tea is taken two or three times a day (or as stomachic, half an hour before a meal). Lovage root can be used as an ingredient of various combination products, especially urological and cardiotonic medicines.

Medicinal Usage

Medicinally the root can be used as an aromatic stimulant, carminative, diaphoretic, emmenagogic, and diuretic. Indigestion, colic, flatulence, and menstrual problems are among the ailments supported with an infusion of lovage root.

The oil contains butyl-phthalidine, umbelliferone, bergapten, terpineol, coumarins, and acids. It is used as fragrance in soaps, lotions, and perfumes. Manufactured foods such as liqueurs, baked goods, and meats are flavored with lovage oil.

General Herb Information

Lovage is a stout, hardy perennial native to southern Europe and naturalized in some parts of North America. It generally grows from four to six feet tall, though it has been known to stretch to over eight feet. The stems are smooth, hollow, erect, and thick. The compound divided leaves have long stalks (to twenty-four inches). The leaves are alternate on the stalk and individual leaflets are broad, flat, and wedge-shaped - much like celery leaves. Tiny yellow flowers occur on loose umbels. The elliptical curved seeds have three prominent wings on each mericap. The vertical rhizome is strongly aromatic, white, and fleshy, three to five inches long one to three inches thick, with lateral rootlets up to eight inches long.

Lovage is easily grown from seed sown in the spring or fall. Fall-sown seed may not germinate until the following spring, but usually seed germinates within two weeks. In early spring, roots can also be divided to increase stock. Give plants eight- to twelve-inch spacings.

Lovage will do well in almost any garden soil, but thrives best in a deep, rich, moist loam with good drainage. Soil pH range is between 5.5 and 7.5. Full sun or partial shade is acceptable. Experimental plantings have shown an acre may produce about 1,000 pounds of root in the third year.

The leaves, stems, roots, and seeds are all useful. Leaves may be harvested and dried in the second or third year before plants bloom. Stems and leaves can be used fresh. The roots are best harvested in the fall of the third year. In autumn, harvest the seeds as they begin to turn light brown. Like angelica, lovage seeds are subject to aphid infestations. Its succulent leaves are best dried on screens under low forced heat rather than being hung to dry.

The fresh leaves and peeled stems can be chopped into salads. The leaves make a rather pungent and unique-flavored celery substitute. Use half as much lovage as you would celery. Many people like a sprinkling of the chopped leaves on carrots, cabbage, potatoes, and in tomato dishes. The root can be candied like calamus root.

Lovage
Levisticum officinale Koch (= Ligusticum levisticum L.).

Famuily: Apiaceae.

Other Names: Livèche (French); Lisbstockel, Maggikraut (German); levistico (Italian); ligustico (Spanish).

Description: A robust perennial herb of up to 2 m in height, with broad, lobed, compound leaves and small yellow flowers arranged in double umbels.

Origin: Eastern Mediterranean region. The plant has been cultivated since ancient times and has become naturalised in Europe and North America. Commercial supplies of raw material come from cultivated plants.

Parts Used: Dried rhizome and roots (Levistici radix), sometimes also fruits and leaves.

Therapeutic Category: Carminative, diuretic.

Uses and Properties: The main use of the root is as diuretic to help support oedema, inflammation of the lower urinary tract and to help avoid kidney gravel. Traditionally it has been taken to improve digestion (as a stomachic and carminative) and as expectorant and emmenagogue. Lovage can also be used as a spice and in liqueurs (bitters).

Active Ingredients: The roots contain an essential oil (around 1% of dry weight) with up to 70% alkylphthalides. These compounds, with their characteristic smell, include 3-butylphthalide and cis- and trans-ligustilide as main constituents, with various other phthalides (ligusticum lactone, sedanenolide and angeolide - these are actually cis and trans isomers, and dimers). Other oil components include mono- and sesquiterpenoids (alpha- and beta-pinene, pentacyclohexadiene, alpha- and beta-phellandrene, myrcene and others), and coumarins and furanocoumarins (bergapten, coumarin, psoralen and umbelliferone) and polyacetylenes (falcarindiol). Various organic acids have also been reported including ferulic, caffeic, angelic and isovaleric acids.

Health Effects: Ligustilide butylidenephthalides are antispasmodic, while the phthalides in general are known to stimulate the secretion of saliva and gastric juices. Butylphthalide and sedanenolide have sedative effects. The furanocoumarins are unlikely to cause phototoxicity because they are poorly soluble in water and therefore practically absent from the tea.

Status: Traditional health; Pharm.; Comm. E+.
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Daniel doyle01-06-2006

Love that Lovage

This order was actually for my daughter. She is very pleased with the order. It came promtly and safely. Thank you.

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