Lovage Purchase & Information
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Why Do People Use Lovage?
Oral consumption of Levisticum officinale (lovage) or lovage powder is used as "irrigation therapy" for inflammation of the lower urinary tract, as a diuretic for urinary tract infections, for prevention of kidney stones or pedal edema. Lovage powder can also be used for conditions that include heartburn, indigestion, flatulence, stomach distention, to loosen secretions in respiratory conditions, as an expectorant, sore throat, for menstrual irregularities, jaundice, boils, pleurisy, malaria, rheumatism, gout and migraines.
In foods and beverages - Lovage is widely utilized as a flavoring agent in a number of commercial products. In manufacturing practices, lovage is utilized as a fragrance in cosmetics, beauty related products and soaps.
Is It Safe To Use?
Likely Safe - Oral utilization of lovage powder is considered safe when orally ingested in amounts generally found in food items. Lovage has attained Generally Recognized As Safe status (GRAS) for use in foods in the United States.
Likely Unsafe in Pregnancy - Oral consumption of lovage powder during pregnancy is thought to be unsafe. The reason is that it has menstrual and uterine stimulant effects.
Avoid in Lactation - Lovage should be avoided during pregnancy because there is insufficient information available in this regard.
How Effective Is Lovage?
In order to rate the effectiveness of Levisticum officinale, there is scarce information available.
How Lovage Works?
The most effective parts of Levisticum officinale are the roots and rhizome. There is 0.2% to 2% volatile oil in lovage. Its basic constituents are lactone derivatives called phthalides. Of these, ligustilide has antispasmodic (6, 8, 11), sedative and aquaretic activities in experimental animals. Aquaretics may become a reason for increase in urine volume, but not electrolyte excretion. It can also have different actions such as antimicrobial and cholinergic activity, increased gastrointestinal blood flow and also increase in uterine tone. The lovage fragrance and vicious taste may be responsible for increase in saliva and gastric juices production. The furanocoumarin constituents may also lead to phototoxic activities, which may further lead to photosensitivity dermatitis.
What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Lovage?
The long term usage of Levisticum officinale may result in an enhanced risks of phototoxic reactions such as photosensitivity dermatitis. Don’t face the rays of sunlight when applied on skin because it may lead to lethal effects.
How Lovage Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?
How Lovage Interacts With Drugs?
Interaction rating between lovage powder and diuretic drugs is moderate, so be careful about this mixture. Lovage root may affect the diuretic therapy because of its aquaretic effects.
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How Lovage Interacts With Lab Tests?
How Lovage Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?
Edema - Its use is contraindicated as an irrigation therapy when the patient is already suffering from heart failure and kidney issues.
Hypertension - Lovage root may worsen hypertension and increase sodium retention.
Renal Disease - Lovage is contraindicated in impaired kidney function or acute kidney inflammation.
What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Lovage?
ORAL Typically people use one cup of tea two to three times on daily basis. Such tea is made by steeping 1.5-3 grams of the dried root in 150 mL hot boiling water for 10-15 minutes and then straining it.
Lovage should only be consumed within the range of 4 to 8 grams of the dried root every day. Ample water usage becomes important when it is utilized as an irrigation therapy.
In order to cure stomach disorders, dried lovage should be orally taken as one cup of tea taken 30 minutes before meals.
General Certificate of Analysis (COA)
Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.