Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

An aromatic, vigorous and stimulating beverage! Serve hot or iced. The rhizome and roots - contain therapeutic properties. The roots of lovage has been a distinguished folk medicine, especially for their diuretic (causing increased flow of urine) and carminative (relieving flatulence or colic by expelling gas) properties. Also lovage was considered to be of substantial significance for treating kidney stones, jaundice, malaria, pleurisy, boils and aching throats. Lovage roots can be used for self-healing of ailments like stomach upsets, bladder and kidney problems, menstrual disorders, and gout, rheumatism as well as migraine headaches. Interestingly, the name of the herb ‘lovage’ often deceives some people to believe that it is an important ingredient of love tonics.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Steep lovage roots boiling water for 5 minutes.
Most Helpful

We use lovage in sour soup, so wasn't quite sure what to expect. I loved it!!! If it's really good for all those things than it's even better! Had kidney stones and migraines before.Thanks for sharing.

littlemafia January 03, 2010

This was so flavorful and so good! I was lucky enough to recieve some lovage from Rita and what a great way to use it and experience the wonderful taste! Thanks Rita! Made for the Vegetarian swap-Sept. 2009.

Sharon123 September 24, 2009