The roots of Lovage are very good for all inward diseases, driving away ventosities or windiness, especially of the stomach.

The seed thereof warmeth the stomach, helpeth digestion; wherefor the people of Gennes in times past did use it in their meats, as we do pepper....

The distilled water of Lovage cleareth away the sight, and putteth away all spots, lentils, freckles, and redness of the face, if they be often washed therewith.

Gerard, p. 1008.

Ventosity: Path. The state of having the stomach or other part of the alimentary canal charged with wind; flatulency. Oxford English Dictionary

Köhler, 120. Courtesy of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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