Lovage Root (Levisticum Officinale)

Lovage root, also known as Kao-Pao (in Chinese) sage, dates from about the 14th century. Records show that it was used by the Roman Empire both as medicine and food. This is also a plant that is considered super-beneficial as a companion plant for majority crops, which earned it the name of “magic bullet companion plant”.

The root of this medicinal herb is recognized 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 for 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.

Recommended Dosage
◉ 1-3 teaspoons of loose tea (or 3g up to 3 times) daily. If more than one herbal mixture is consumed at the same period of time, reduce the amount of tea accordingly.
◉ When herbs are used for an extended period of time, it is suggested to consume a herbal remedy with a ratio of 3 to 1. For example:
- If you choose to take it for 3 weeks, have a one-week pause.
- If it is taken for a 30-day period, have a 10-day pause.
That does not apply to herbs and fruits that have a laxative effect.

◉ Should be stored in airtight glass containers -in a cool, dark, and dry place- to preserve the flavor, texture, and properties.
◉ Before adding a new herbal remedy or supplement to your daily routine, you should consult with a medical doctor or holistic health practitioner. 

Herbal Tea Brewing Instructions

  1. Heat the water to just the point when it starts to boil.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of loose tea, to a tea infuser or tea bag, for every 180ml - 240ml of water.
  3. Pour the heated water (right off the boil) over the tea, cover your cup, and steep for 7-10 minutes or longer.
  4. Add honey or stevia for sweetness, if desired.

    Follow these additional steps to make the perfect cup of tea!

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