How to Use the Lovage Herb

Discover how to use the lovage herb, includes suggestions for a bouquet garni for cooking, using lovage for salads and recipes for a lovage skin cleanser and an herbal bath.

| October/November 1992

Learn about how to use the lovage herb for cooking, as a skin cleanser and an herbal bath.

How to Use the Lovage Herb

• Rub the salad bowl with fresh lovage.

• Make a lovage bouquet garni: Tie into a muslin bag 1 tablespoon chopped lovage, 1 tablespoon chopped parsley, 1 teaspoon savory, 6 whole peppercorns, and a bay leaf.

• Use the hollow stems as drinking straws.

• Grate the roots of mature plants and add to salad dressing.

• Make a skin cleanser with 1 cup chopped lovage leaves, 3/4 cup white wine vinegar, and 1 1/2 cups distilled water. Steep the mixture overnight and strain.

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