Lovage Leaf (Levisticum officinale) Essential Oil

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Lovage Leaf (Levisticum officinale) Essential Oil

Lovage Leaf (Levisticum officinale) Essential Oil

Product Description

Lovage Leaf (Levisticum officinale) Essential Oil
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Plant description

Latin Name: Levisticum officinalis
English Name: Lovage, leaf
French Name: Livèche, feuille
Family: Apiaceae
Origin: France, Hungary

History and Origin

Lovage is a perennial herbaceous plant belonging to the Apiaceae family. Its leaves remind one of celery and its small flowers are yellow. Lovage is cultivated for its therapeutic qualities and as a seasoning in cooking.

Aromatherapy Data Sheet

Distilled Part : Leaves
Extraction : Steam distillation
Oil Characteristics : Clear and mobile liquid with a pale-yellow colour. Its herbaceous, sweet and peppery smell with green spicy notes reminds of celery.
Properties : Positivant. Tonic of the nervous system, myotonic. Detoxifying for the liver +++. Antitoxic ++++. Antipsoriatic, anti-infectious, antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic ++. Anticatarrhal, expectorant +. Digestive tonic. Diuretic +.
Indications : Intoxication (chemical or drug) ++++. Hepatic and renal failures ++. Psoriasis +++. Asthenia ++. Rheumatism, arthritis. Chronic catarrhal bronchitis. Hemogliasis.
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Uses

Culinary

Lovage leaves and seeds can be used to flavour salads, soups and meat dishes. It is also the base ingredient of "celery salt".  

Perfumery

Top note.

Synergy

Blends well with rose, lavender, oak moss and bay laurel.

Chromatography

Lot B-LEOFHON02M (2011/09)

Hungary

Monoterpene Alcohol + Monoterpene Ester: α-terpineol + terpenyl acetate (38,60 %)

Monoterpenes: β-phellandrene (27,91 %), limonene (7,16 %)

 

Documentation and References

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