Most often we associate lovage with delicious fish soup or if we daydream a little more, we will imagine roasted lamb meat. However, have you ever wondered what this spice is good for, what it contains and how we can apply it in our daily lives except in cooking, of course. We will try to answer these questions in this article.
Lovage is a perennial plant that belongs to the celery family. It can reach 1-2 meters in height and the leaves, fruits and roots can be used from it. However, lovage has many useful properties.
When you hear lovage, the first thing you associate it with is its strong incense aroma. Its very name according to folk beliefs means nine forces - so much power was gained by the one who had added it in their food.
Lovage can cause secretion mainly from the gastrointestinal tract and lungs, it energises, stimulates the excretory system, and helps the cardiovascular system.
In 1882, lovage was shown to prevent tuberculosis microbacteria, by destroying them. It also has strong diuretic properties. It can help with very heavy sweating in some types of skin diseases. Lovage also helps to soften the activity of the stomach and intestines, acts quickly and eliminates exhaustion.
Decoction of the lovage roots
In 1/2 liter of water or red wine, boil 1-2 tbsp. of fresh or dried roots for 10-15 minutes.
1 cup of this decoction is drunk 2-3 times a day. This decoction can be drunk prophylactically and it helps protect blood vessels from multiple sclerosis.
When making a decoction from the lovage roots, adding a little vinegar, can help heal deep wounds faster and can remove rashes and also helps against hair loss. This decoction can be applied externally when you have itchy skin, wounds, fungus on the feet, muscle, bone and joint diseases.
It also helps with severe pain and cramps. Lovage decoction, as well as the roots and the whole plant protect a lot and have a very fast and good effect.
Dried lovage leaves are stored in tightly closed jars at a temperature of no more than 15 degrees. There should be no access to light and other heat sources.
Lovage also helps strengthen the immune system. It gives strength and energises us after we are sick and also helps with inflamed kidneys and bladder. It helps with intestinal problems, stomach pain, diseases of the cardiovascular system and nervous system.
If you have pain and stiffness in the joints, you should drink lovage tea. Here's how to make it.
How to make lovage tea
In 500 ml of water add 1/2 tbsp. of dried lovage leaves. Boil for 1 minute, remove from the heat and leave the mixture to stand for 15 minutes, then strain it.
This healing tea is drunk 6 times a day - morning, noon and evening before and after meals. You can feel the effect after two weeks.
You can drink lovage tea for 3 months.
Now have a look at our delicious ideas for recipes with lovage.