Levisticum officinale

Levisticum officinale

Levisticum officinale W. D. J. Koch.
Engl.: garden lovage, lovage.
Deu.: Liebstöckel, Badekraut, Berg-Liebstöckel, Gebärmutterwurzel, Liebstock, Maggikraut.
Suom.: liperi, lipstikka, rohtoliperi.
Sven.: libbsticka, libsticka.
Fran.: livèche.
Ital.: levistico.
Bot. syn.: Hipposelinum levisticum (L.) Britt. & Rose, Levisticum paludapifolium Asch., Ligusticum levisticum L.

Blog party post: sexy herbs.

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Henriette's herbal blog: So it's blog party time over at Sean's. And he's chosen "Herbs for Sexual Health and Vitality" as a topic.

Angelica pipe.

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Henriette's herbal blog: Or, well, umbellifer pipe, really.

Sugared lovage stalks.

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Henriette's herbal blog: The lovage was coming up, too, so I tried to candy the stalks.

Photo: Levisticum officinale 10.

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A bunch of young leaves, picked. Annala, Helsinki, Finland. Picked. 2005-04-27.

Photo: Levisticum officinale 9.

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Spring growth, still young and reddish. Annala, Helsinki, Finland. Planted. 2005-04-27.

Photo: Levisticum officinale 8.

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Spring growth, still young and reddish. Annala, Helsinki, Finland. Planted. 2005-04-27.

Photo: Deodorant powder 2.

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A black tea and lovage deodorant powder bag. Perheniemi, Finland. Processed. 2005-02-18.

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Making deodorant powder thingies: black tea and powdered lovage root, ready for bundling up. Perheniemi, Finland. Processed. 2005-02-18.

Quick herbal bread-spread

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Henriette's herbal blog: Yummy fast bread-spreads with herbs.

Herb butter.

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Henriette's herbal blog: I quite like herb butters, but this recipe will make a lot of it.

Photo: Levisticum officinale 7.

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A closer look at the dug-up root of a rather old plant, with the top of a leaf stalk for size comparison. Annala, Helsinki, Finland. Picked. 2004-09-17.

Photo: Levisticum officinale 6.

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Root of a rather old plant, dug up. It's enormous. Annala, Helsinki, Finland. Picked. 2004-09-17.

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Leaf. Annala, Helsinki, Finland. Planted. 2002-06-27.

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