levistic

Summary

Medicinal plant used in case of digestive problems (flatulence), it is usually found in infusion (tea).

names

Portuguese name: Levístico
Binomial name: Levisticum officinale
French name: Livèche , herbe à Maggi
English name: Bladder seed
German name: Liebstöckel
Italian name : levistico

Family

Umbelíferas (Apiaceae)

Constituents

Essential oils, coumarin, terpenes.

parts used

Root (levistici radix) and rhizome.

Effects of the levístico

Stomachic, diuretic (mild), antispasmodic.

Indications of the levístico

Digestive disorders: dyspepsia, colic, flatulence, infectious diseases in the region of the urinary system.

Secundary effects

Phototoxicity (reaction with sunlight). When purchasing a drug based on levístico, read the leaflet and ask a specialist for guidance.

contraindications

Edema in the region of the cardiac and urinary system. When purchasing a drug based on levístico, read the leaflet and ask a specialist for guidance.

Interactions

Unknown. When purchasing a drug based on levístico, read the leaflet and ask a specialist for guidance.

Levístico-based preparations

– Levístico infusion (levístico tea)

Where does the levístico grow?

Levístico grows in Europe and America.

When to harvest the levístico?

The levístico grows in the spring.

Plant it yourself!

In the vase he needs space, choose a pot with a diameter of 50 cm and a height of 50 cm. It is an indestructible plant.

Comments

– This is an effective plant against digestive disorders, even more so if associated with other plants of the same family, the umbelliferae (fennel, green anise).

– Currently, levístico is mainly used in cooking. For example, it is possible to add levístico sprouts to salads.

– Levístico grows very well side by side with angelica.

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