Lovage is generally cultivated as a sweet herb or food. Its' scent and flavor reminds one of its similarities with celery but with out the strings found in the Celery. Lovage is a long-stemmed vegetable with long crisp flattish leaf stalks that are eaten raw or cooked as a vegetable flavor and smell is somewhat similar to celery.
The root of Lovage is dug up at the end of the season and used as a vegetable or grated for use in salads. The leaves can be used in salads or soup. Or make a season broths, and the roots can be eaten as a vegetable or grated for use in salads. The seeds can be used as a spice, similar to fennel seeds.
Tea: dry the leaves and enjoy a delicious hot or cold tea.