Every part of this luscious plant has a strong, wonderful, celery aroma.
Because of this savory celery like
flavor lovage has been used as a favorite ingredient in soups, stews, and broths.
It has been used in white sauces and salad dressings even in your salads.
Lovage seeds are put into bread, cakes and biscuits.
Hot lovage tea is soothing and relaxing can be used for digestive problems, flatulence, coughs and makes a good gargle for a sore throat.
Taking it everyday it is said to ease rheumatism, stimulate the kidneys and aids with "bad breath."
A decoction or infusion is mildly antiseptic and used externally will aid in the healing of wounds and ulcers.
Lovage has also been tried as a way of removing spots and freckles.
Lovage leaves or a decoction of
to the bath act as a fresh
A lovage bath is refreshing and relaxing.
Pea and Carrot Salad with Lovage
1 1/2 tbsp chopped lovage
1 tsp dijon mustard
3 tbsp greek style yogart
2 tbsp mayonnaise
2 cups sliced cooked carrots
2 cups cooked peas
salt and pepper to taste