Lovage

Description

Scientific name: Levisticum officinale Other names in English: Maggi Plant, Sea Parsley, Smallage, Smellage Cultivation mode: Wild collection/Cultivated In manufacturing: Pharmaceutical- Oil- Extract- Soft drink manufacturing- Canning manufacturing Chemical Composition Chemical constituents of lovage oil are mainly phthalides and terpenoids, including n-butylidene phthalide, n-butyl-phthalide, sedanonic anhydride, D-terpineol, carvacrol, eugenol and volatile oil. The principal components of volatile oil are angelic acid and β-terpenol, coumarins, furocoumarins including psoralins, rotoside, sitosterols, resins, pinene, phellandrene, terpinine, carvacol, terpineol, isovaleric acid, umbelliferone and bergapten. Fresh leaves contain a maximum 0.5% essential oil; the most important aroma components are phthalides (ligustilide, butylphthalide and a partially hydrogenated derivative thereof called sedanolide). Terpenoids (terpineol, carvacrol) and eugenol are less important ... .

Plants and herbs, medicinal
  • Lovage
  • Maggi Plant
  • Sea Parsley

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