The plant Ligusticum levisticum.—Europe.
Therapeutic Action.—Lovage is stimulant, carminative, and diaphoretic—properties similar to the Angelica. It is mostly exhibited in flatulency, pain in the stomach and bowels, and enfeebled states of the stomach, as an aromatic stimulant and carminative. It has been esteemed diaphoretic and emmenagogue, and used to promote these secretions. Used in infusion.
The American Eclectic Materia Medica and Therapeutics, 1898, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.