Levisticum officinale

Lovage leaves can be used fresh or dried. The young stems of the leaves can be blanched and used like celery in salads or as a savory herb in cooked food, wonderful with beans, lentils, or red meat. Roots can also be cooked as a vegetable, and the flowers are also edible! Lovage is a warming and tonic herb for the digestive and respiratory systems and is used primarily in the treatment of indigestion, poor appetite, colic, and bronchitis.

Water: Prefers moist conditions

Hardiness: Frost Hardy

Habit: Perennial herb up to 6' tall

Light: Full Sun to Light Shade

Soil: Sandy loam or clay

Origin: Europe and Southwest Asia

Additional Characteristics: Edible Flower