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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Apiaceae — the licorice roots and certain lovages.


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  • Northern Atlantic species include Botiychium lunaria, Ophioglossum vulgatum, Gentianella campestris, Ligusticum scoticum and Sedum rosea with Arctic-Alpine montane species such as Silene acaulis and Saxifraga oppositifolia.

    St Kilda (Hirta) National Nature Reserve, United Kingdom

  • Alaska's Kodiak bears dig up and swallow Ligusticum roots, or chew them and rub the exposed surfaces on their fur.

    Take Two Roots; Call Me . . .

  • According to Navajo legend, bears taught the tribe that a species of the Ligusticum plant can treat worms, stomachaches and bacterial infections; today, Navajos still use it.

    Take Two Roots; Call Me . . .

  • Ligusticum contains compounds that may fight ticks and fungi.

    Take Two Roots; Call Me . . .

  • Sure enough, he found that both wild and captive bears take to Ligusticum like neurotics to Valium.

    Take Two Roots; Call Me . . .

  • Other herbs and plants there are which retain the names of the countries from whence they were transported, as the Median apples from Media, where they first grew; Punic apples from Punicia, that is to say, Carthage; Ligusticum, which we call lovage, from

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Ligusticum, which we call lovage, from Liguria, the coast of Genoa; Rhubarb from a flood in Barbary, as Ammianus attesteth, called Ru; Santonica from a region of that name; Fenugreek from Greece; Gastanes from a country so called; Persicaria from Persia; Sabine from a territory of that appellation; Staechas from the Staechad Islands; Spica Celtica from the land of the Celtic Gauls, and so throughout a great many other, which were tedious to enumerate.

    Gargantua and Pantagruel, Illustrated, Book 3

  • • A study on rabbits suffering from hemorrhagic shock examined the effects of various combinations of salvia root, tien chi root and chuan xiong rhizome (Ligusticum wallichii).

    Find Me A Cure


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