The medicinal plant is lovage. Root of love: description, medicinal properties, recipes and application features
Since ancient times, our ancestors used herbs to treat various diseases. In the course were both vegetable gathering, and single herbs. All recipes can not be counted, because each plant has its own characteristics, and several - and even more so. One of the most frequently used herbs was lovage. The root of this plant is one of the ingredients of many folk recipes. The variety of its beneficial properties is amazing, and the simplicity in cooking makes one of the most favorite herbs. Read more about this in the article.
What does a lovage look like?
This is a tall plant with bluish stems and umbrella-like yellow flowers. Leaves oval feather-like with incisions. The inflorescence releases from the beginning of June. Capsules-oval fruits with rigid flattened ribs ripen in September. Root of love, the application of which we will consider today, oblong, brown and fleshy. The plant is perennial, has a specific smell.
What is it used for?
The bush is not very widely used. The ancient Slavs preferred to plant this plant in front of the wicket to protect the yard and the inhabitants of the house from evil spirits and evil eye. Leaves, flowers and grass are used for cosmetic needs. What is useful then lovage? The root of this plant, dry or fresh, has a wider application. Most often these are tinctures, decoctions and essences, which have found wide application in folk medicine. For more information, see below.
What is the valuable Levisticum officinale?
Leaves, stems and flowers contain very useful ethereal compounds, which are widely used in dermatology, perfumery, cosmetology, treatment of diseases of internal organs and systems, skin injuries.
In addition, the greens are rich in vitamin C, rutin and carotene, which have a positive effect on the compaction of the walls of the vessels in venous insufficiency, fragility of blood vessels and capillaries.
What else is famous for lovers? The root of the plant is a storehouse of nutrients. The fibers of the underground part contain sugars, flavonoids, useful acids( acetic, benzoic), tannins and minerals.
Root of love: application of
Medicinal properties are one of many qualities for which our ancestors loved the plant. Useful substances, contained throughout love, make it possible to use it for the treatment of many diseases.
Often used decoctions and infusions. They support the body with diseases of the stomach, duodenum, pancreas, cholecystitis, bloating. Also, based on lyubistoka drugs improve the secretion of gastric juice and help in the fight against constipation.
In addition, this herb since ancient times was considered a good tool for improving male strength and reducing inflammation of the prostate gland, restoring the testicles damaged by harmful habits and various infectious diseases.
But not only with male ailments is useful lovage. The root of this plant is an excellent assistant for women with pelvic organs problems. It is also used for menstrual disorders. Used decoction and with climacteric disorders, as well as to restore the mucosa in infectious and fungal secretions.
Root grass lovage - an excellent tool for the treatment of bronchial cough and all inflammatory processes associated with ENT organs.
For a long time, decoction of the root was considered an excellent remedy for people with problems of the urinary system. It was given for the removal of edema with dropsy, salt exchange disorders, heart and circulatory system diseases, gout.
Suffering disorders of the nervous system, neuroses, hysteria, severe headaches, rapid heart rhythm were advised to take a decoction of leaves for a long time.
But do not forget that self-medication can harm your health. Before using any folk remedy, consult an expert.
How to treat alcoholism?
Does the love root help alcoholism? Reviews say that really yes! To do this, use a pure infusion of root lovage or variations of fees with other herbs.
The main and most famous method is infusion on a glass of vodka for two weeks.
- 250 ml of vodka or 70% alcohol;
- 2 bay leaves;
- 1 middle root fan.
All components are placed in a container for two weeks, kept in a dark place until ready. The patient is given 10 ml before the main meals until completely averse to the hot drinks( 2-3 weeks).If necessary, the procedure can be repeated in a month.
According to reviews, the tincture is very nasty, but still effective. People who have experienced a remedy for themselves or their loved ones celebrate a positive result. The craving for hot drinks disappears after the first week of the course.
Also, many people say that in collections with other herbs, lovage promotes not only the development of aversion to alcohol, but also the strengthening of the nervous system.
Collection from a mixture of herbs and infusion lovage
This broth is also effective in combating alcoholism.
- Leaves and flowers of calendula.
- A mountain of Dubrovnik mountain and common grass.
- The lady.
- Bogorodskaya travka.
- Hops cones.
- Hawthorn flowers.
All components are mixed in equal proportions. Two tablespoons pour half a liter of boiling water and put on the fire for ten minutes. After cooling and filter. In the broth add 100 ml of extract lover. Take two weeks for ¼ cup before breakfast and lunch.
Lovestock( grass) and a double-leaved skirt
Composition: in equal quantities, the root of any two-leafed and grass lovage.
Four spoonfuls of collection pour a liter of water and insist 12 hours. After boil on low heat for 15 minutes. Cool and filter. The course of treatment is two months. This method is good for those who decided to "tie" with the addiction.
Many patients who took such infusions very quickly managed to get rid of addiction. The root of the grass lovage gives good effect. He makes a craving for drinking yesterday.
The infusion does not have a pronounced taste or smell. This allows you to use it even without the knowledge of the patient.
Recipes for decoctions and tea
To maintain the body in its tone and prevent diseases of the abdominal organs in the old days, teas were used based on the dried root of lovage with the addition of some herbs.
2 tablespoons finely chopped root pour a glass of water and boil. Remove from heat, strain and take 1 cup each morning and evening.
For beloved men, in order to maintain their health and longevity, women prepared a so-called "love potion".
30 grams of chopped root lover pour two cups of boiling water and boil for half an hour. Cool, drain and take 10 ml 2-3 times daily before meals. This will help the representative of the stronger sex to overcome his male problems.
The root of the love, the properties of which we consider in the article, pour 250 ml of water and heat on low heat until it boils. Boil 10 minutes, infuse for 1 hour, drain through gauze. Take 3-4 p.a day for 1 tbsp.l.for half an hour before meals.
For its anti-inflammatory, wound-healing and antibacterial abilities, lovage is popular with dermatological diseases: psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis. For their treatment, baths with decoction of grass leaves are taken.
100 grams of herbs pour a liter of boiling water and insist until completely cooled. Strain, add to the bathroom and take it for 15 minutes. After rinse with cool water.
Where can I take love( root)?A pharmacy is the best way out of the situation if you are not engaged in harvesting the herbs yourself. Virtually all medicinal herbs can be purchased from pharmacists, including the root lyubistoka.
Essential oil loving
The roots of love, the healing properties of which have been known since ancient times, are not the only valuable part of this plant( this has already been mentioned above).Very rich in auxiliary useful substances is its oil. It is made from leaves, stems and lovage flowers. Depending on what part was used in the preparation, the color of the product varies from light green to yellow.
In pure form, essential oil is not used, it is mandatory to use a base oil. It can be both sunflower and olive, peach. The basis is chosen depending on the procedure that will be carried out.
The most popular sphere for the application of oil is cosmetology.
It is used to reduce puffiness and bags under the eyes, to treat problem skin( acne, dermatitis, skin inflammation), to deodorize the body from the smell of sweat, for cosmetic masks that restore the structure of the hair.
Another way to use oil is massage to relieve pain in gouty and rheumatic pains. Thus, the blood circulation of the damaged area improves, and the pain sensations are stopped.
Massage with headaches is also effective.1 drop of oil per 10 ml of base. A small amount is rubbed into the whiskey.
In diseases of ENT organs, the best way to treat is inhalation.1 drop of oil on a glass of hot water.
The use of compresses on inflamed, irritated areas is possible.1-2 drops per 10 ml of base oil.
Root lyubistok, thanks to its medicinal properties, has become one of the most popular phytotherapy products. Enriched with many useful and necessary substances for the human body, it is used to treat almost every disease. But it must be remembered that before using a medicine based on this plant, you should consult a doctor!
People who used infusions and decoctions from the roots of this plant noticed an undeniable result within the first two weeks. The cores reduced dyspnea, the heart rate was equalized and overall well-being improved.
Treatment of alcoholism gave positive results in each patient. If used alcoholic infusion, then use in large doses( 250 ml at a time) gave immediate results. Although prolonged treatment for up to two weeks with small amounts also caused a strong aversion to alcohol.
Contraindications to the use of
Like any medicinal substance, lovage has contraindications:
- Pregnancy and lactation.
- Internal bleeding( uterine, hemorrhoidal).
- Kidney disease at the time of exacerbation( pyelonephritis, glomerulonephritis, kidney failure).
- And also the individual intolerance of essential oil.