Lovage Leaf Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Levisticum officinalis
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Leaves
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: Warm, fresh, sweet and spicy green aroma
Largest Producing Countries: Hungary and France
Traditional Use: Both the herb and the oil have an affinity with the digestive system.
Properties: Antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, stimulant, stomachic
Benefits: Congestion, cramps, flatulence, indigestion, muscle aches and pains, poor circulation, spasm, water retention. Lovage is a strong oil with a distinctive aroma; therefore not much is needed in a blend.
Blends Well With: Bay, galbanum, lavender, oakmoss, opopanax, rose, spice oils
Of Interest: Lovage stalks have a resemblance to its cousin celery. They have been used blanched in salads, and other vegetable dishes.
Safety Data: Avoid while pregnant.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).