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Gentian Root (gentiana lutea)

$10.00

Gentian Root (gentiana lutea) - revised text 

All our herbs come from certified organic sources or trusted wildcrafters. 

ALSO KNOWN AS: gentian, yellow gentian 

PLANT FAMILY:Gentianaceae 

PART(S) USED:Dried, mature root. 

OVERVIEW: Gentian is an herb from the Alps and the Himalayas. The roots take 7 to 10 growing seasons to mature. The botanical name Gentiana is derived from Gentius, king of ancient Illyria (modern day Bosnia) (180-167 B.C.E.), who discovered its therapeutic values, according to a history written by Pliny the Elder (ca. 23-79 C.E.)  

TRADITIONAL USES: The herb has been used in European herbal medicine for the treatment of anorexia, atonic dyspepsia, gastrointestinal atony indigestion, flatulence, nausea; strengthens debilitated digestive system, malabsorption conditions including anemia. 

STORAGE: Keep dry. Store in an airtight container in a dry cupboard away from light. Will keep for many years 

PRECAUTIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS: 

  • Use at your own risk.  
  • Do not apply to broken or abraded skin 
  • Always consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, have an existing medical condition, have allergies, or are on any medications.  

 WARNING: This information is for educational purposes only, has not been evaluated by Health Canada, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 

HEALTH CANADA REFERENCE:  

http://webprod.hc-sc.gc.ca/nhpid-bdipsn/ingredReq.do?id=9068&lang=eng