Lovage Vegetarian Stock
Lovage is an ancient healing herb, mostly used for its diuretic properties in cases of water retention and urinary difficulties, and also for pain and swelling (inflammation) of the lower urinary tract, for preventing of kidney stones, and to increase the flow of urine during urinary tract infections.
The seeds, leaves and leaf stems have a strong, earthy, celery flavor that enriches soups and stews and is particularly useful in vegetarian dishes, with rice, vegetable stuffings and nut roasts.
Here is a recipe for a vegetarian stock.
- 4 c. washed lovage leaves
- 6 c. water
- freshly ground pepper.
Simmer about 10 minutes. Use in soups, sauces and stews. Can be frozen.