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