Lovage

This large European and west Asian plant is common in herb gardens. It tastes like a very strong celery. The herb is often used in treating women’s complaints.

Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)

Extraction: Distilled from fresh roots, or from leaves and stalks. The powerful fragrance is spicy, sweet, and reminiscent of angelica or celery.

Medicinal Action: Treats indigestion, digestive spasms and congestion, rheumatism, poor circulation and menstrual irregularity. Helps remove toxic accumulation and reduce water retention.

Considerations: Photosensitizing and potentially toxic. Use sparingly.

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Kathi Keville Written by Kathi Keville

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