Gentian Root (gentiana lutea)
Gentian Root (gentiana lutea) - revised text
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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.
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