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Homeland lovage - Iran and Afghanistan, but unassuming in climatic conditions, it has spread around the world. Most often it grows in mountainous terrain, and the resemblance with celery instilled to lovage middle name is mountain celery.
This plant has been used by people for a variety of purposes. It was used as food, seasoning, medicine and even used as an ingredient in love potions. There was a belief that if the bride unnoticed by the groom will pin the lovage on the hem of the wedding dress, the marriage will be long, happy and full of love. It was believed that if the lovage growing in the yard, it attracts happiness to the house and protects from evil thoughts, illness, and adversity the whole family.
Lovage cast out evil spirits from the house and added to various drugs. Believed that the tincture from this plant back to the male strength and female beauty and attractiveness.
Lovage is a perennial plant that has a pleasant spicy smell. It is scientifically proven that this plant is a very powerful aphrodisiac, it enhances libido. This explains its ancient use in love spells and love rituals.
The smell of lovage spicy, spicy, sweetish at first, but in the end acquiring bitter notes.
In the composition of lovage a lot of vitamins, minerals, essential oils and other nutrients. Interestingly, lovage retains useful properties of both fresh and dried.
Lovage has a healing effect and eliminates pus, promotes more rapid healing of wounds.
Due to high content of potassium lovage is an excellent sedative. Tinctures of this plant to treat the nervous system, improves blood flow, strengthens the heart muscle and blood vessels.
Carotene improves eyesight, strengthens the eye muscles and reduces fatigue. A decoction of lovage are advised to drink at high loads on the eyes, including during prolonged work at the computer.
Lovage helps people suffering from migraines. It dilates blood vessels, relieve spasms and continuous pain.
This plant helps with problems with the reproductive system, improves sexual function for both men & women enhances sexual desire.
Lovage is effective against viral diseases, because it contains large amounts of vitamin C. It can be used in autumn as a preventive means against influenza and colds.
Tincture of lovage is used as a diuretic that allows you to clear the bladder of stones and sand. Also has expectorant effect, which speeds recovery after illnesses of lungs and bronchial tubes, for treatment of a lingering cough.
Lovage improves digestion and appetite, promotes the secretion of gastric juice. It is an effective tool in the fight against worms.
Seeds, leaves and root of lovage is used in cooking as a fragrant flavoring and additive to dishes. As greens lovage is added to salads, canned pickles, it is added to homemade liqueurs for a spicy taste.
Lovage has anti-inflammatory properties, so it is added to pharmaceutical products: tincture, tablets, ointments.
Added to the mask to remove from the face purulent acne and black points, added to healing ointments.
Is used to remove swelling and inflammation, it is added to baths to improve skin condition.
Used as a mild laxative.
Alcohol tinctures help with rheumatica and disease of gout. Effective means to combat the callosity.
Mixed with other herbs is a good remedy against alcohol dependence.
The juice of the plant is used as a tonic that increases vitality, resistance to stress.
Not recommended to use lovage in diseases of the bladder and urinary system, and when kidney problems.
Lovage can increase the blood flow in the pelvic region, so it is not recommended to add it to food during pregnancy, especially in the later stages.
You should be careful when collecting plants. Just before flowering the leaves and root are highly toxic and can cause poisoning.
You should not use it in food for those who suffer from diarrhea.
It is forbidden to add mountain celery in food to people having an allergic reaction to this plant.