HEALTH FROM NATURE
Traditional Medicine
LOVAGE
Levisticum officinale
Lovage Lovage
Common name: Lovage
Latin name: Levisticum officinale
Other names: Sea Parsley, Love Parsley
Family: Apiaceae
Habitat: Lovage is native to Europe and southwestern Asia.
Description: Lovage is a herbaceous, perennial plant, growing up to 2.5 meters in height. It has a large basal rosette of green leaves, about 70 centimeters long. They are tripinnate, acutely pointed with slightly serrated margins. Leaves appearing along the stem are smaller, with few leaflets. Flowers are small, yellow to green-yellow, produced in globose umbels. Lovage flowers in late spring. The fruit is a dry two-parted schizocarp.
Parts used: Leaves, roots and seeds.
Useful components: Essential oil, phthalides, terpenoids, eugenol.
Medicinal use: Lovage tea is a very effective antiseptic digestion stimulator, diuretic and aquaretic. Lovage tea is applied to wounds to promote the healing process. An infusion is used as an anti-flatulence agent, and can be helpful in treatment of colic in children. Lovage is generally considered useful in cases of stomach problems, headaches and kidney problems. Used externally, Lovage can help in treatment of different sorts of skin irritations and pinkeye.
Safety: Some herbs could react with certain medication. Therefore, it is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption of any herb.
Next herb: Lungwort
Previous herb: Liquorice
HEALTH FROM NATURE HOME, BUTTON HEALTH FROM NATURE HOME, BUTTON
LIST OF MEDICINAL HERBS, BUTTON LIST OF MEDICINAL HERBS, BUTTON
LIST OF MEDICINAL HERBS - LATIN TERMS, BUTTON LIST OF MEDICINAL HERBS - LATIN TERMS, BUTTON
HEALTH TIPS & NEWS FROM ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE, BUTTON HEALTH TIPS & NEWS FROM ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE, BUTTON
CONTACT / ABOUT US, BUTTON CONTACT / ABOUT US, BUTTON
Mouse-over image
Traditional Medicine
Home    Health Tips & News    Medicinal Herbs-Index    Latin Names    About us    Email us    Disclaimer-Privacy Policy    Relaxing Games    Site Map