Lovage (Levisticum officinale) some sources cite it as native to Iran and Afghanistan. Grows up to 2m, with shiny glabrous dark green leaves. According to some folk beliefs, lovage is an aphrodisiac. It has expectorant properties with highly effective properties supporting the urinary system.
In gastronomy it is usually used for soups (it is an ingredient Maggi sauce, very famous in Poland where it’s commonly used in soups). Sometimes it is used for meats and sauces. What is interesting, lovage may be added to a tea (with a bit of honey), and we can also prepare liqueurs from it.
Lovage likes… a broth – just add a couple of fresh leaves to achieve wonderful taste and flavour.