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Gentiana lutea / Gentian Root Powder

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Gentiana lutea (great yellow gentian) is a species of gentian native to the mountains of central and southern Europe. Other names include 'yellow gentian', 'bitter root', 'bitterwort', 'centiyane' and 'genciana'.

G. lutea is an herbaceous perennial plant which grows in grassy alpine and sub-alpine pastures, usually on calcareous soils.

It is believed to be native to Europe and is the largest species of the family. It is found in the southern and central mountainous regions of Europe from Spain to the Balkans.

G. lutea is remarkable for the intense bitterness of the root and every part of the herbage. Before the introduction of hops, gentian was used occasionally in brewing.


Medicinal Action and Uses

Bitter - used to promote the appetite and digestion by general stimulation of the digestive juices. Gentian, as with all bitters, is important in traditional herbal medicine as a remedy for physical and mental exhaustion.

Digestive - It is a traditional herbal remedy for symptoms of sluggish digestion, such as dyspepsia and flatulence. Gentian is believed to strengthen the entire system by stimulating the digestive function as well as the general circulation and the activity of many glands and organs.

Liver Tonic - The herb is used as a liver tonic and to stimulate an insufficient production of gastric juices, bile, and saliva. It is used to alleviate inflammations in the gall bladder.

Skin Complaints - It is traditionally used as an herbal treatment for wounds; as it is shown to have a measurable anti-inflammatory and wound-healing effect.

Stomachic - It is used as a natural herbal treatment for gaining weight, anorexia and exhaustion.



Product is supplied in Resealable Foil Bags.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Common Name Gentian Root Powder
Weight 1.188000
Country of Manufacture United Kingdom


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