Lovage is considered a specialty oil. It is a very potent aroma and used in perfumery to warm up a blend. The oil made from the root is far more effective than the leaves.Uses of Lovage Essential Oil
HungaryHistory and Background
Lovage was used by the Greeks and Romans as much for its therapeutic uses as for its culinary values. Galen, Dioscorides, Pliny and Apicius all mentioned it.
It was very popular in the Middle Ages and was recommended for rheumatism, jaundice, malaria, sore throat and kidney stones. The roots of lovage were the key ingredient of most of these medicines. St Hildegarde recommended it in the twelfth century for coughs, abdominal pains and heart problems.
Lovage Root Oil is a higher heart oil and has the ability to open a closed heart. In Chinese Medicine, Invigorates the blood and promotes the movement of qi.Physical Description
Roots produce amber or olive-brown color. The color changes with the roots being fresh or dried.Aromatic Description
Aroma is warm, earthy, musky, spicy with a hint of celery note.Biological Makeup and Components
Phtalides (up to 70%) including butylidene, dehydrobutylidene, butylphtalides, ligostilides and terpenoids, volatile acides, coumarins and furocurmarinsExtraction Technique
Steam distillation of fresh root. A lighter oil is obtained from fresh leaves and stalks.Information for Aromatherapists
Lovage essential oil is a middle to base note and blends well with Rose, Galbanum, Bay, Lavandin, spice oils and other Umbelliferae family.
Our Lovage essential oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers or carrier oils.Cautions