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lovage

Herbal medicine
A perennial herb that contains coumarins (e.g., bergapten, coumarin, umbelliferone), isovaleric acid, volatile oils (e.g., phthalides, pinene, terpinene, terpineol) and resin; it is carminative, diaphoretic and sedative, and has been used as a digestive tonic and to relieve menstrual cramping.

lovage (luˑ·vij),

n Latin names:
Levisticum officinale, Levisticum radix; parts used: roots, seeds; uses: kidney conditions by acting as a diuretic, antilithic, renal antiinflammatory, sedative, stomach disorders, congestion; precautions: pregnancy and lactation, infants and children, kidney irritation, kidney disease. Also called
maggi plant, sea parsley, or
smellage.
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Lovage became my substitute for celery, but it has a much stronger flavor.
Lovage seems to find it hard to do anything quickly enough at the business end of her races.
Milk-vetch root, sage root, peony root, lovage rhizome, Chinese angelica root, Safflower, Peach, Polygala root, Sweet flag rhizome
bar] Lift and divide four to five-year-old clumps of perennial herbs such as lemon balm and lovage.
HENRICK'S SUMMER PUNCH 35ml Hendrick's, 15ml fresh lemon juice, 10ml lovage cordial (available in all good off licences), 5ml maraschino liqueur, 5ml elderflower cordial, 110ml cloudy apple juice.
Vegetarians at the meal were offered a goat's cheese starter and lovage and potato dumplings for the main course.
Our delicious main courses included Dover sole, roast duck breast and loin of Alkham Valley rabbit cooked with cider potatoes, with an apple and lovage sauce.
If you want to be more adventurous, try tarragon, chervil, lemon balm, borage, summer savoury and lovage.
Mason's lovage aquavit--made by cryovacing lovage and bay leaves with lemon balm, cinnamon, clove and grain alcohol--is an ingredient Freeman uses in his Mi Amor cocktail, which also involves white mezcal, reposado tequila, Lillet and lime juice.
If you only have a semishaded spot available, try growing scented lemon balm, which can be used to flavour sauces for chicken and fish; lovage, a hardy perennial which has a flavour similar to celery; and angelica, a giant herb growing to several metres which can be used to flavour cakes and cooked fruit.
Lift and divide four to five-year-old clumps of perennial herbs like lemon balm, lovage and bergamot.
LETTICE AND LOVAGE - Co-operative Theatre, Wyken, Coventry, until Saturday.