Lovage Materia Medica


Lovage oil was once widely used in Europe in the preparation of love potions. Both lovage roots and leaves have long been used in herbal medicine.

During the Middle Ages, Benedictine monks used lovage roots as an ingredient in a stomach-settling cordial, and Charlemagne decreed that the herb be grown in all of his gardens. As lovage leaves have a deodorizing and antiseptic effect on the skin, travelers in the Middle Ages placed them in their shoes to protect and refresh their feet. The ancient Greeks chewed lovage seeds to aid digestion and relieve flatulence.

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17 pages excerpted from Berkowsky’s Synthesis Materia Medica/Spiritualis of Essential Oils.

Miasm: Cancer
Sefirah: Chesed
Constitutional Type: Neurasthenia
Spiritual PhytoEssencing Core Perspectives: plant characteristics and history; herbal and aromatherapy perspectives; gemstone amber; Umbelliferae family, astral body, air organization and kidneys; Ephraim, son of Joseph and the themes of gold; neurasthenia; Cancer miasm; Chesed.

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