Lovage leaf essential oil (Levisticum officinale)


Appearance  clear fluid  
Colour pale yellow to brown  
Odor spicy, herbaceous, with a hint of celery  
Relative density, g/cm3 from 0,900 to 0,950  
Refractive index (20 °C) from 1,479 to 1,490  
Acid value, mg KOH/g from 1,2 to 6,5  
Ester value, mg KOH/g from 125 to 163  
Ester value after acetylating, mg KOH/g from 135 to 224  

Contents of characteristic ingredients (by GC), %: 
α-terpinyl acetate from 40 to 55  
β-phellandrene from 15 to 28  
Myrcene from 3 to 8  
Cis β-ocymene from 2 to 5  


Therapeutic Properties:
Lovage is a natural blood cleanser and good to be used for all hepatic disfunctions and for skin eruptions, gout, and rheumatism. It is effective to cleanse and detoxify the body after over-indulgent festivities. It is also digestive, useful in vegetarian dishes and salads.