levisticum officinale

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Grows as tall as a person. Yellow-greenish flowers in globular clusters. Leaves look like wide parsley with a touch of maple leaf influence and can be used in soups and salads. Roots can be eaten raw or steamed, grated into salads. Smells an tastes like celery. Seeds can be used like fennel seeds. Lovage tea is antiseptic and is used to stimulate digestion, relieve bloating, gas and flatulence.. High in the flavonoid quercetin. Do not take if pregnant or have kidney problems.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz