Chuan Xiong - Lovage Root

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Chuan Xiong

Ligustici root

Also Known As:
Lavose, Levistici radix, Love Parsley, Maggi Plant, Sea Parsley, Smallage, Smellage. Levisticum officinale, synonyms Angelica levisticum, Hipposelinum levisticum, Ligusticum levisticum.
Family: Apiaceae or Umbelliferae.




Chuan Xiong Properties: PUNGENT - WARM Dosage: 3 6g.


Lovage Root


-invigorate blood, promote movement of Qi

-irregular menses, dysmenorrhia, lochioschesis (discharge post delivery)

-head ache


Also Used For:

Orally, Chuan Xiong / Lovage is used as "irrigation therapy" for inflammation of the lower urinary tract, for prevention of kidney gravel, and as a diuretic for urinary tract infections or pedal edema.
In folk medicine, Chuan Xiong / Lovage is used orally for indigestion, heartburn, stomach distention, and flatulence. It is also used orally as an expectorant, to loosen secretions in respiratory conditions, for menstrual irregularities, sore throat, boils, jaundice, malaria, pleurisy, gout, rheumatism, and migraines.
In foods and beverages, Chuan Xiong / Lovage is used as a flavor component.
In manufacturing, Chuan Xiong / Lovage is used as a fragrance component in soaps and cosmetics.



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