Gentian Herbal Remedies
Gentian is good for weak and/or painful digestion, loss of appetite, nausea, slow peristalsis, low vital energy, liver heat, detoxification, and acne. As a bitter tonic, gentian is taken 15-30 minutes before meals, usually in combination with other herbs. It has also been indicated for anemia, anorexia, and poor circulation. It is used as an anti-addiction herb (for instance, to stop smoking). Modern research shows that gentian has immune-activating properties, and it is commonly given to people who are recovering from long-term illnesses to improve assimilation of nutrients, energy levels, and immune function. Gentian has a taste of BITTER and a temperature of COLD.
Gentian Proper Dose
|Gentian Decoction||1 cup 2-3 x daily|
|Gentian Powder||1-2 capsules before meals|
|Gentian Tincture||10-30 drops before meals|
Gentian Reference Information
|Latin Name||Gentiana lutea|
|Other Names||Yellow gentian|
|Herb Forms||Tincture, capsule, tablet, bulk herb, powder.|
|Affects||Digestive system, Liver|
|Cautions||Contraindicated with hyperacidity, stomach ulcers, and when gastric irritation and inflammation occur.|
|Botanical Info||A tall, stout perennial native to the Alps, with whorls of bright yellow flowers. The root is yellowish-white, fibrous, and very bitter.|
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