Lovage Root (Ligusticum Levisticum). Invigorates the blood, promotes movement of Qi. Soothes irregular menses, dysmenorrhea, lochioschesis (discharge post-delivery) and headaches. Orally, Lovage is used as "irrigation therapy" for inflammation of the lower urinary tract, for prevention of kidney gravel, and as a diuretic for urinary tract infections or pedal edema. In folk medicine, Lovage is used orally for indigestion, heartburn, stomach distention, and flatulence. It is also used orally as an expectorant, to loosen secretions in respiratory conditions, for menstrual irregularities, sore throat, boils, jaundice, malaria, pleurisy, gout, rheumatism, and migraines.In foods and beverages, Lovage is used as a flavor component. Lovage is also used as a fragrance component in soaps and cosmetics. Dosage: 3 – 6g.
- Pharmaceutical name: Levisticum Officinale, Chuan Xiong Properties and Actions: Emmenagogue, expectorant, anti-inflammatory, blood purifier, promotes movement of Qi. Properties: Pungent, Warm. Organ Meridians affected: Liver, Gallbladder, Pericardium