Lovage is a herbaceous perennial. It is also called Maggikraut or Maggi plant. Its seeds and leaves are used to flavour soups and stews. It is a cousin to celery and has a similar growth habit and taste. I bought this plant at a sale of the Scarborough Horticultural Society. I had no idea what it would turn out to be, but I am really happy with this tall plant. It is considered a good companion plant and is said to have qualities that keep insects and diseases away from other plants.
Lovage has been used as an antiseptic to treat wounds. It has also been made into a tea to treat digestive disorders.
Family: Apiaceae. Genus: Levisticum. Species: L. officinale
Common Names: Lovage, Maggikraut, Maggi plant.