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(Levisticum officinalis) Natures Herb For Better Living

Lovage is a native of the Mediterranean region, growing wild in the mountainous districts of the south of France, in northern Greece and in the Balkans. The Garden Lovage is one of the old English herbs that was formerly very generally cultivated as an ornamental plant as well for its pleasant fragrance and is still occasionally cultivated for the use in herbal medicine of its root, and to a lesser degree, the leaves and seeds.

PROPERTIES: carminative, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic
Parts used: root

• used for its diuretic properties in cases of water retention and urinary difficulties

• also makes a good remedy for digestive difficulties, gastric catarrh, and flatulence

• used to promote the onset of menstruation

SUGGESTED DOSAGE: Tincture: 2 to 10 pumps of the spray or 10 to 60 drops three times a day

CONTRA INDICATIONS: . In excessive doses, however, it can cause kidney damage and it should not be used by those with kidney problems. should not be used by pregnant women

Please note: This information is compiled from traditional and modern herb books, articles and research. This information is summarized for its educational value and should not be used for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease. It should not be used to replace the services of a qualified practitioner.