Did you ever get that feeling that you get healthy only to become sick again? By now, whenever you tell someone “I can’t go out, I’m sick,” you’re already used to the answer you hear on the other end: “Again??” Yea, again… and it’s driving you insane, simply because your immune system does not want to cooperate with you. So how do you prevent your sickness-prone body from having another attack while you’re trying to enjoy at least one day out in the sun?
Mother Nature Knows Best
This is where Mother Nature steps in once more to help a brother out. Lovage is an aromatic plant which is very high in essential oils, antioxidants and other active substances which have impressive medicinal properties. The reason why it is so good for us is because it’s high in quercetin, but also terpene compounds such as limonene, camphor, eugenol, and coumarin. Lovage is a good stimulant of the central nervous and cardiac system. It has expectorant as well as anti-allergic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritis, and diuretic properties. Furthermore, it’s a good plant which can help women regulate their menstrual cycle.
Lovage’s taste stands somewhere in-between parsley and celery. It’s used to bring flavor to salads, diuretic and classic soups, but also certain drinks. Therapeutically, lovage can be administered as an infusion or a fresh juice (with green leaves), diluted with carrot or apple juice. Lovage root, either dried or ground, can be mixed with honey to aid the sickness-prone people and offer them a dose of energy. This can also be useful for people suffering from hysteria as well as those suffering from bipolar disorders.
Internally Fixing Your Body with Lovage
Lovage is indicated for those suffering from inflammatory diseases, allergies, arterial hypertension, as well as other chronic cardiac diseases, hemorrhoids, rheumatism, arthritis, gout and problems of the renal and urinary system. Due to its highly expectorant properties, lovage helps in cleaning the respiratory tract of the excess mucus. Lovage also contains eucalyptol, which is a calming compound that can reduce irritability and inflammation of the lungs.
Due to its antibacterial properties, lovage can aid in the treatment of various diseases such as E.coli, Salmonella, and other dangerous infections. This plant can also be beneficial in the case of excessive gas or bloating. It can even be an aid for women during their period (since it can calm down the painful cramps and bring more energy to the body). This plant also promotes urination, helping the body in its detoxification process without causing dehydration. Lovage leaves, applied directly on the skin, can help you reduce acne, wrinkles, and psoriasis.
As you can see, Mother Nature has an answer for everything in this plant. It attacks the disease internally, but it can also fix external problems with ease. However, if the problem persists, you may want to pay a visit to your doctor. These symptoms may be a signal for a bigger underlying problem.