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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.
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Start lovage seeds indoors about eight weeks before the last spring frost in your area.
Coventry performers offer medieval cuisine and weaponry as they stage comedy favourite Lettice and Lovage.
Herbs including parsley and lovage can be sown now.
The distinctive flavours; Raspberry and Lovage with naturally nourishing rosehip, Honey and Lemonbalm with naturally calming camomile and Dandelion and Burdock with naturally cleansing fennel; and the associated benefits of the healing herbs provide consumers with dual motivation for purchase.
Besides standards like basil and oregano (shown at left), the authors discuss less commonly grown ones, such as lovage and sweet cicely.
Fox's trump card -- and a smashing one it is -- extends beyond Smith, who nabbed a Tony Award during her last Broadway visit, in 1990 for Peter Shaffer's "Lettice and Lovage," also a Fox venture.
Red lettuce, Italian parsley, marjoram, oregano, French tarragon, rocket, French or butler's sorrel, chervil, the flower petals of pot marigold, the flowers of chives, small quantities of strongly flavoured coriander and lovage. Mix well and use a dressing from lemon juice, good olive oil and a little mustard mixed well together.
Love Herbs: (see also Fragrance) Ambrette, Lovage, Mint, Rose, Rosemary, Sage, Savory, Sandalwood
A starting salad of heritage tomatoes with shavings of manchego and lovage leaves is perfectly complemented by a Sancerre and precedes the only dish of the night that doesn't quite work.
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[bar] Lift and divide four to five-year-old clumps of perennial herbs such as lemon balm and lovage. [bar] Encourage outdoor tomatoes to ripen by giving them a light dressing of sulphate of potash.