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Lovage (Levisticum officinale)

 

The root decoction is used for catarrhal conditions of the digestive and the respiratory system.
It aids digestion, stimulates the appetite and can also be used for wind and colicky conditions.
It is recommended for edema associated with heart problems.
It is a liver tonic and helps in cases of temporary toxicity associated with alcohol and nicotine abuse.
Externally the decoction can be applied to infected wounds.
As a bath additive it is especially soothing for conditions of the uterine system.

 


 
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