Useful properties and application lovage drug

July 05, 2018 20:15 | Ethnoscience

Loveful medicinal ( love-grass, love potion, love stem, love potion) is a herbaceous perennial plant used for medicinal and culinary purposes. Has a tubular, smooth stalk up to two meters high, brownish, thick rhizome. The flowers are small, light yellow, collected in complex umbrellas. Fruit - yellowish-brown double-seeded Homeland lovers - Southern Europe. He is bred in gardens and orchards as a medicinal and spicy plant. Love is considered a love potion.

The roots of lovage contain organic acids( valerian, malic, angelic), carbohydrates, tannins, essential oils, resins, gum, lecithin, macro- and microelements, vitamins. The leaves of the lover contain ascorbic acid. All parts of the plant contain essential oil: seeds - up to 2%, roots - 0.5%, fresh leaves - 0.25%.

Useful properties of lovage of medicinal

Useful properties of drug loving are in:

  • analgesic,
  • expectorant,
  • diuretic,
  • soothing,
  • anthelmintic properties.

The application of lovage in the treatment of

The plant is widely used in folk medicine and homeopathy. The roots of lovers apply for inflammation of the kidneys, edema of cardiac origin, impaired urination, migraine, gout, anemia, rheumatism, nervous disorders, hard healing wounds, diseases of the cardiovascular, digestive and respiratory systems.

Decoctions and infusions of the lover's roots remove intestinal colic, stimulate appetite, improve digestion, exert analgesic, wound healing, diuretic and expectorant action.

Preparations from lovage are used for dropsy and impotence. They are recommended for painful, scanty and late menstruation.

Recipes for decoctions and infusions

The decoction of the roots of lovage is used for dandruff, to stimulate hair growth and strengthen it. Infusion of roots lovage helps remove pigment spots and freckles. Lotions from the roots of lovage are done with pustular rashes on the skin and purulent wounds.

Women use essential oil lovage, as a natural aphrodisiac, its aroma attracts men.

To prepare a decoction from the roots of lovage, pour a teaspoon of chopped roots with a glass of boiling water, boil for half an hour in a sealed container, and cool. Boil the broth and bring to the original volume with boiled water. Take one to two tablespoons three times a day.

To prepare a teaspoon of crushed roots pour a glass of boiling water, insist until cooled, strain. Take equal portions throughout the day, up to 6 receptions.

To prepare the infusion from herb lover, pour a glass of cold water two teaspoons of herbs, heat to a boil, after cooling, strain.

Love preparations are contraindicated in pregnancy, as they contribute to the inflow of blood to the pelvic organs, with acute pyelonephritis and glomerulonephritis and individual intolerance.

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