- Additional Name(s): Angelica Levisticum, Common Lovage, Ligusticum Levisticum, Smellage, Maggi Herb, Garden Lovage, Old English Lovage
- Color: Pale yellow (leaves and stalks) – Amber to Olive Brown (roots)
- Oil Consistency: Thin
- Perfumery Note: Middle
- Initial Aroma Strength: Medium
- Scent: Spicy, warm, sweet and floral (leaves/stalks), earthy celery-like (roots).
Action: Diuretic, antiseptic, expectorant, disinfectant, detoxifying, carminative, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, stomachic
Benefits, Indications: Both the herb and the oil have an affinity with the digestive system. Lovage has been used as a natural herbal remedy to relieve abdominal pain due to gastrointestinal gas, to reduce flatulence, and as a treatment for colic in children.
It is is a natural blood cleanser, and has been used as a natural treatment for skin eruptions, gout, and rheumatism. Lovage has been traditionally used as a treatment for malaria, pleurisy, boils, migraine headaches and aching throats. As an expectorant, it is believed to help loosen and expel phlegm, and is considered to be a useful medicinal herb for the treatment of respiratory problems.
Chemical Constituents: Butylidene, dihydrobutylidene, butylphthalides, ligostilides, terpenoids, coumarins, furocoumarins
Precautions: Avoid while pregnant.
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