Lovage Root Λεβιστικό
Lovage root also known as Kao-Pao (in Chinese) sage dates from about 14th century. Records show that it was used by the Roman Empire both as medicine and food. This is also a plant which is considered super-beneficial as companion plant for majority crops, which earned it the name of “magic bullet companion plant”.
The root of this medicinal herb is recognised for its nervine, emmenagogue, diuretic, diaphoretic, carminative, aromatic, anti-spasmodic and anti-cancer properties.
It is commonly used for treating fever, stomach problems such as colic pain, and flatulence. It was also prescribed for urinary diseases, jaundice and gravel disease. An infusion administered to the eyes helps clear redness, freshens and brightens them as well.
Lovage root is also used as an expectorant, and treatment to most respiratory problems including allergies and asthma. It is effective in the treatment of urinary tract infection and inflammation.
It is important that you are careful while you are taking this particular herb, because Lovage root taken over a prolonged time might cause photosensitivity.