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gentian

(jĕn`shən), common name for some members of the Gentianaceae, a family of widely distributed herbs, chiefly perennial and fall blooming. There are many types of gentians (genus Gentiana and similar species of other genera), most of which have blue flowers. Gentians flourish in north-temperate and alpine regions. Many are grown as ornamentals in rock gardens; the alpine blue gentian (usually G. acaulis, native to Europe) is most common. Indigenous North American species include the bottle, or closed, gentian of the East, the similar soapwort gentian of the West, and several fringed gentians (especially G. crinita), rare and beautiful wildflowers cultivated with difficulty in gardens. Some members of the family are aquatic or marsh plants, e.g., the marsh pinks (genus Sabatia) and the floating heart, or water snowflake (genus Nymphoides). Stomachics and bitter tonics have been made from ancient times from the rhizomes and roots of several species, especially the European yellow gentian (G. lutea), which is also used in the manufacture of liqueurs. Gentians are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Gentianales, family Gentianaceae.
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A famous “bitter” for digestive disorders. There are over 400 varieties of Gentian with different colored flowers etc. Gentians have opposite leaves and trumpet-shaped flowers that are blue, white, yellow or red. Gentiana Lutea is the famous medicinal herb. The dried root is the most commonly used part, but fresh above-ground parts can be used also. It’s quite bitter, so it stimulates and helps the liver and gallbladder, promoting better functioning of the digestive system, increasing secretions of the stomach and saliva which increases the appetite, stimulates digestive juices, decreases intestinal inflammation, indigestion, heartburn, liver, spleen, menstruation, gout, arthritis, strengthens and builds body. Also helps nutrients absorb more rapidly into the gut, including iron and B12. Great for anemia. Said to be good for restoring people who have a weak digestive system and just don’t want to eat anymore. Used for malaria, parasites, circulation, pancreatitis, arteries, arthritis, bodybuilding, strength, circulation, diabetes, endurance, energy, gallbladder, liver, gout, heartburn, irritable bowel, menstrual, nutrient absorption, pancreas, spleen, thyroid, acne, . Do not use during pregnancy.

gentian

1. any gentianaceous plant of the genera Gentiana or Gentianella, having blue, yellow, white, or red showy flowers
2. the bitter-tasting dried rhizome and roots of Gentiana lutea (European or yellow gentian), which can be used as a tonic
3. any of several similar plants, such as the horse gentian
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In recent years, rapidly increasing demand and excessive excavation results in less large-leaved gentian wild resources (Ma, 2005), therefore it has been listed as one of the nationally particularly protected wild herbs.
Nine automated CystC reagent-analyzer combinations were evaluated: Thermo Fisher on KoneLab (Thermo Fisher Scientific); Siemens on BN II, ProSpec, Vista (Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics); Dako reagents (DakoCytomation) on ARCHITECT (Abbott Laboratories), Beckman Immage (Beckman Coulter), and Olympus AU2700 (Olympus), Gentian (Gentian) reagents on ARCHITECT and Roche Tina-quant on Modular (Roche Diagnostics).
The objective of this study was to review outcome data on the clinical effectiveness of simple regimens (topical gentian violet, oral cephalexin, combination therapy with topical gentian violet and oral cephalexin) used for the treatment of omphalitis in primary care settings in three low-income communities in Karachi, Pakistan, where hospital referral was not feasible.
Gentian violet exhibits activity against biofilms formed by oral Candida isolates obtained from HIV-infected patients.
In 16 401 patients, baseline blood samples with cystatin C (Gentian) were available, and 16 279 patients had a valid cystatin C result measured by both Gentian and Roche assays, whereas 13 632 patients also had CKDEPI calculations.
Upper Teesdale SSSI is a unique botanical time capsule where plants such as the Teesdale sandwort Teesdale rock-rose, and Spring gentian have existed in splendid isolation for 12,000 years.
The damaged HMS Cassandra, HMS Gentian and HMS Myrtle were found near the island of Saaremaa about 90 miles south-west of Estonian capital Tallinn.
Gentian Cystatin C Immunoassay (CYSX) is an assay for the quantitative determination of cystatin C in human serum and plasma.
The family received friends Wednesday, July 22, 2009 from 6 to 8 PM at McMullen Funeral Home, 3874 Gentian Blvd.
Treatment for oral thrush in HIV/AIDS patients with lemon juice and lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) and gentian violet.
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of lemon juice and lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus) in the treatment of oral thrush in HIV/AIDS patients when compared with the control group using gentian violet aqueous solution 0.
Sinupret for Kids employs a proprietary blend of European Elder, Sorrel, Cowslip, European Vervain and Gentian that supports healthy sinus and respiratory function for children age 2 and older, according to the company.