gentiana lutea


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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.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
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Vender, "Use of morphological features and amarogentin content for characterization of wild yellow gentian (Gentiana lutea L.) populations in north-east Italy," Acta Botanica Gallica, vol.
The dry extracts are rich in bitter agents (Gentiana lutea L.), harpagoside (Harpagophytum procumbens BURCH.
The first was givenby Dr Michael McMullen who discussed his research on the effect of Artemisia absinthium and Gentiana lutea on gastric phase postprandial haemodynamics.