An herb is a plant whose leaves, seeds, or flowers are used for flavoring food or in medicine. Other uses of herbs include cosmetics, dyes, and perfumes. The name derives from the Latin word herba, meaning â€œgreen crops.â€� Lovage, Levisticum officinale, is a perennial herb that looks like parsley and is in the parsley, or Apiaceae, family, like anise, dill, caraway, cumin, and fennel. Lovage is native to mountainous areas of southern Europe and Asia Minor. It is sometimes called sea parsley. Lovage is similar to celery in both flavor and appearance, but taller and stronger in taste. The roots, stem, leaves, and flowers all edible. Typically, the young leaves are used in salad, and some consider lovage a good addition to dishes with strongly flavored fish or seafood.