Useful and therapeutic properties of lovage pharmacy

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

(Dawn officinalis)

perennial herbaceous plant, reaching a height of 2 m. The massive root, spindle-shaped, yellow-brown outside, white inside.When a cut in the fresh state gives a yellowish resinous juice.Stem glabrous, round, branched at the top, inside the empty (hence the name piper).shiny leaves are pinnate or dvoyakoperistye, cool to the touch, because they contain essential oils, with large obovate, wedge-shaped, toothed segments.The flowers are collected in a difficult umbrella (like dill).Flower petals are light yellow, round, with a curved top.Fruits - dvusemyanki.Taste spicy roots.The whole plant has a specific smell, resembling the smell of celery.Flowering lovage in June and July, the seeds ripen in September.

Grow it in gardens in the southern and south-western regions of the European part of Russia.It occurs in a single form.It tolerates the winter and in the more northern areas of the middle band, up to the latitude of Moscow.

With the purpose of treatment using roots, herbs and fruits

.Mainly used root two-three-year plants.

is mainly used as a diuretic, heart, expectorant, cleansing, analgesic In folk medicine lovage.It is widely used in dropsy, hysteria, nervous diseases, diseases of the heart, as an expectorant for lung disease, bronchitis, pain of the stomach and intestines (both regulatory and

carminative), difficult childbirth, women's diseases as antihelminthic and diaphoretic,anemia, fever.

tea root improves the functional activity of the gastrointestinal tract and reduces flatulence.

Outwardly broth lovage root is used for hair growth and hair loss, and its leaves, especially a little crumpled, when applying them to his forehead, headache facilitate any origin.


decoction of the root: 15 g per 200 ml;1 tbsp.spoon 3 times a day or as a tea (5 g per 0.5 liters of boiling water - daily dose).Broth beneficial effect on impure skin, good to add it to the bath (40-60 g per 4-6 liters of water per bath).Infusion

3 g per 250 ml - three times a day (daily dose).Powder: 1 gram to 3 times a day.

decoction of the fruit and leaves of 4 g per 150 ml (1 tsp part-time cup of boiling water.) - 1 tbsp.spoon 3 times a day.