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English: Lovage / Sea parsley.

French: Livèche / Céleri bâtard.

From the family of Umbelíferas.

Activates the function of the heart, regulate the flow. Activates the function of the kidneys. Fluid retention. Delay and disruption of menstruation.

Used Part.

The root, occasionally seeds.

Active Principles.

Essential oil (0. 5 - 1%) Alquilftálidos (70%) responsible for its aroma, alpha - and beta - pinene, alpha - and gamma - terpineno, alpha - and beta - phellandrene, canfeno, pentaciclohexadieno, mirceno; cumarinas: Umbeliferona, psoralen, bergapteno. beta - sitosterol; acids splints, caféico, and Benzoic isovalérico; poliacetileno: falcarindiol.

Drug Action.

Diuretic: stimulates especially the elimination of chlorine and nitrogen. Aperitif, digestive, sialagogo, Carmine, mild tranquilizer, spasmolytic, emenagogo.


States that require an increase in urine output: genitourinary disorders (cystitis, ureteritis, urethritis, pyelonephritis, oliguria, urolithiasis) hiperazotemia, hyperuricemia, gout, high blood pressure, edema, overweight accompanied by fluid retention.

Inappetence, meteorism, gastrointestinal spasms. Amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, hemicránea.


Renal failure (the essential oil produced by the diuretic effect glomerular congestion)

Caution / Poisoning.

The fresh plant may cause contact dermatitis (furocoumarines)

Its use as a diuretic in the presence of hypertension, heart disease or kidney failure moderate or severe, should be done only by prescription and under medical supervision, to the danger that can result in uncontrolled contribution of liquids, the possibility of a decompensation or tension, whether the elimination of potassium is considerable, enhancing the effect of cardiac.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Decoction (roots) 20 g / l, simmer 5 minutes. Take during the day.

Infusion (seeds) one teaspoon per cup of coffee. Two or three cups a day.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 30 - 50 drops, one to three times a day.

Tincture (1: 10) 50 - 100 drops before meals.

NOTE: As a diuretic recommend prescribing treatments in the form of discontinuous.


Bézanger - Beauquesne, L; Pinkas, M; Torck, M; Trotin, F. Medicinal plants of temperate Regions. Paris: Maloine, 1980, p. 236.

James, A; Duke, Ph. D. Handbook of Medicinal Herbs. 5. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press, 1987, p. 42.

James, A; Duke, Ph. D. Handbook of Medicinal Herbs. 5. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press, 1987, p. 42.

WICHTL, M. Herbal Drugs and Phytopharmaceutical. A Handbook for Practice on a scientific basis. Stuttgart: Medpharm Scientific Publishers, 1994, pp. 295 - 7.

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