Lovage Root

 
Both the root and foliage are used. Lovage smells very green, like cut vegetation. Lovage is used to detoxify the liver and for its antiparasitic properties. Can be used in a massage to induce menstruation and to ease menstrual discomfort. It increases circulation, encourages drainage of the lymphatic system and reduces edema. Lovage is used in perfumery for its strong and unique odor. Best for short term use as it can be phototoxic and does contain ketones.

Books of herb lore and magic might refer to Lovage as Love Parsley.
  • Levisticus Officinale 
  • Hungary 
  • Steam Distilled