Gentian Root Powder

Gentiana lutea                                                                             Origin: France

$3.90

COMMON NAME
Standardized: gentian
Other: yellow gentian

BOTANICAL NAME
Gentiana lutea L.
Plant Family: Gentianaceae

OVERVIEW
Gentian is an herb of the high pastures of 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.) The herb has been used in European herbal medicine throughout the 2200 years since its discovery.

PARTS USED
Dried, mature root.

TYPICAL PREPARATIONS
Bitters, teas, tonics, and tinctures.

PRECAUTIONS
Specific: Use with caution in persons with gastrointestinal irritation and duodenal ulcers.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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