Product: Lovage Root Powder
Latin Name: Levisticum officinale syn. Hipposelinum levisticum, Levisticum levesticum, Ligusticum levisticum & Selinum levisticum.
Plant Family: Apiaceae
Other Names: Old English Lovage, Italian Lovage, Cornish Lovage, Chinese Lovage, Love Herbs, Love Rod, Lubestico, Maggikraut, Livèche, Angélique de Montagne, Apio de Monte, Céleri Perpétuel, Herbe à Maggi, Lavose, Levístico, Love Parsley, Maggi Plant, Persil d’Amour, Smallage & Lavose.
Description: Lovage is an herbaceous, perennial native to Southern Europe and the south western side of Asia; it can reach a height of up to 2.5 metres. The root is a thick and fleshy taproot which grows to a length of 10-12cm, the root is greyish-brown on the outside and creamy-white on the inside and highly aromatic.
SUGGESTED USEDecoctions of the root can be used in poultices to help soothe skin ulcers. The powder can also be added to digestive liqueurs and tisanes. It should be noted that lovage root compounds called furanocoumarins which some people may have a photosensitive reaction to. No other non-medicinal uses are known for this herb.
Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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