Lovage

Botanical NameLevisticum officinale
Botanical familyApiaceae
OriginFrance
MethodComplete distillation by steam distillation
Plant partRoot
Note
Appearancemore or less viscous liquid depending on the batch.
Coloramber to dark brown
Odorpowerful, spicy, pronounced odor of celery
Biochemical compositionof the essential oilPhthalides: (Z)-ligustilide, 3-(Z)-butylidene-phthalide, (E)-ligustilide
Hydrocarbons (vegetable): pentyl cyclohexadiene Monoterpenes: beta-pinene
Therapeutic properties1. Strengthen nerves (acting on the cerebellum and sympathetic nerves) and strengthen smooth muscles
2. Detoxification (stimulating liver cells and bile ducts), detoxification, anti-tumor
3. Mild anticoagulant and diuretic
4. Anti-infection, anti-parasitic (cattle tapeworm), anti-mucosal inflammation, cough and phlegm reduction
Main therapeutic indications1. Fatigue, liver irritation, and weakness of energy
2. Sequelae caused by chemical toxins or drugs, sequelae of hepatitis, psoriasis, lung cancer, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
3. Thick blood, rheumatism, arthritis
4. Fermentative enteritis, parasitic diseases, chronic bronchitis



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