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Lovage is a medicinal herb that has been used as a digestive aid and culinary flavoring for many generations. The leaf oil has a warm, bright, herbaceous aroma with sweet, celery, woody and spicy undertones. It is often used as a perfume all alone. Different oils are distilled from the roots, leaves, and seeds of the plant.
Lovage has an affinity for the liver, and is used in liver cleansing, to apply directly to the liver with a compress. It has sedative properties and is an emotional relaxant. It helps us claim emotional sovereignty, no longer feeling like we our emotions are dictated by everything and everyone around us.
The aromatic properties of lovage can help to open the heart when one has closed it down, due to being hurt or experiencing emotional abuse. It vibrates with the universal heart chakra. It can help transform old thoughts of “I can not open to your love because it makes me vulnerable to hurt” to “I love you and you do not have to love me back. I know love makes me vulnerable to hurt, and I can handle the hurt if and when it comes.”
Lovage is an expensive oil to distill, as it yields only 1% essential oil. However, it is one of those rare friends that add so much to the quality of our lives, so it is growing in popularity.