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 is 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 is also 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 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.