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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.
He turns then to Lettice and Lovage, identifying it as a "satyr play, a work replicating the themes and situations of his tragic sequence in jocular form" (161).
7 THE Romans ate their own version of haggis made from chopped pork, egg yolks, pepper, lovage, ginger, suet, gravy, rue and oil, all cooked in the paunch of a sheep.
75 grams gel/an F To serve: Lemon juice Olive oil Lovage leaves New Zealand spinach (tetragonia) * yields more than needed for plating For the fermented cabbage: Heat circulating water bath to 182 degrees Seal cabbage in vacuum bag Cook in water bath for 12 minutes.
Lovage seems to find it hard to do anything quickly enough at the business end of her races.
Pinching out shoots encourages fresh foliage, and removing of flower buds from basil, lovage, parsley, rocket, salad burnet and tarragon prevents any bitterness developing.
sure birds pay you a visit this time of year, while chicory, lovage angelica and fennel will turn your herb beds into a rich feeding ground for seed-eating birds.
She'll be using the farm's pork in her dish, a terrine of pork and hazelnuts with beet chutney and lovage salad.
Pictures: LISA CAREY; D18968_3 SCENTS: Jill's herb bed of (from left) sage, parsley, lovage, mint, oregano and apple mint
Growers can now assess performance of perennials such as lovage, rue, and five types of chives.
Known reputed uses include lovage as an aphrodisiac, foxglove for heart disease and a yellow woodland flower, lesser celandine, for haemorrhoids.
To get that great taste of celery one doesn't have to tackle growing demanding celery, but can grow instead three dependable and easy to grow cousins--cutting celery, celeriac, and lovage.