Metaphysical Properties of Lovage Root
Official Name: Levisticum officinale
Also Known As: Chinese Lovage, Cornish Lovage, Italian Lovage, Italian Parsley, Lavose, Love Herbs, Love Rod, Love Root, Loving Herbs, Lubestico, Sea Parsley
Metaphysical Powers: Love
Folklore and Uses of Lovage Root
Place Lovage in the bathwater (in a sachet). This will make you more attractive and love-inspiring. Such baths are best taken before going out to meet new people.
Lovage Root is said to be used for pain and swelling (inflammation) of the lower urinary tract, prevent kidney stones, and increase the flow of urine when urinary tract infections or fluid retention is present.
Lovage Root is also reportedly used for indigestion, heartburn, stomach bloating, intestinal gas, irregular menstrual periods, sore throat, boils, yellowed skin (jaundice), malaria, fluid around the lung (pleurisy), gout, joint pain (rheumatism), and migraine headaches. It is also used as an expectorant to loosen phlegm in respiratory conditions.
In foods and beverages, Lovage Root is used as a flavor component.
Prophetic dreams, energy, and purification. Use in bath spells for psychic cleansing. Use sachets, amulets, or bath magick to enhance attractiveness and make yourself more love-inspiring. Add an infusion of Lovage to the bath immediately before attending court to help bring victory.
Lovage Root is an ingredient in a love attraction spell that is suppose to also make a person more alluring glamor. When doing Candle Magic for love, anoint the candles with an oil infusion of Lovage. Using Lovage Root in in rituals to enhace psychic dreams or your purification practices.
Another nickname that Lovage Root is Love Parsley, this name comes from the old recipes for creating Love Potions. Some say that Lovage comes from the Middle English word: Loveache. Back in the 19th century it was a common business practice by Shaker religious communities to sell Lovage.