Herb of the week: Lovage

Lovage:

the Love herb. Also known as Chinese Lovage, Cornish Lovage, Italian Lovage, Italian Parsley, Lavose, Love Rod, Love Root, Loving Herbs, Lubestico, and Sea Parsley.

  • Gender: Masculine

  • Planet: Sun

  • Powers: Love

  • Element: Fire

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It's magickal uses include all things love and lust. Place Lovage in the bath water (in a sachet) and this will make you more attractive and love inspiring. Such baths are taken directly before going out to meet new people. Use Lovage in food to work "food magick" and to enhance your attraction to the one you're eating the meal with. Lovage can also be used for beauty, cleansing, consecration, money, passion, protection, psychic protection, and purification. 

MORE USES:

  • Make a Tea of Lovage leaves or root and drink just before bedtime for psychic dreams, or drink a tea to make the mind alert before business meetings or school.
  • Carry it in a sachet or charm on the person to attract love. 
  • Place the root in a mesh bag and hold under the tap water when running a bath for cleansing, and for beauty and attractiveness to the opposite sex. 
  • Add rose petals to the bath to enhance this property. 
  • Add the dried and powdered root to cleansing and purification baths to release negativity. 
  • Carry to attract love and the attention of the opposite sex.
  • Lovage dug up at night on Good Friday helps farmers chase the witches away.  
  • Used in love incenses or sachets. Mix with other love herbs such as Damiana, Black Snake Root or Meadowsweet to attract love.
  • When doing divination about relationship problems, a stalk of lovage can be brushed over the area of the reading before laying stones or cards, or powdered dried lovage sprinkled on it. 

Italian food anyone?