Gentian herb extract, benefits, health, effects, plant, supplements, side effects Gentian

What Gentian herb Is:

This handsome ornamental herb has large clusters of big, orange yellow flowers and stiff, pointy, yellow green leaves that resemble those on lady's slipper. The roots have been used since the first century as a bitter tonic to improve digestion. In medieval Europe, they were considered a poison antidote. In the mid-i8oos, they were popularly mixed with licorice and billed as a patent medicine to curb tobacco use. The remedy may or may not work, and both gentian and licorice have their own minor side effects, although those complications pale in comparison to the impact of tobacco.

A well known 'bitter' tonic, gentian has been used for centuries to improve digestion. It stimulates the flow of digestive juices including saliva and bile, and helps stimulate gut movement. Gentian improves appetite.

Gentian extract, benefits, health, effectsGentian effects

Gentian is used to stimulate digestive activity whenever this is necessary. It is also used to treat digestive complaints such as dyspepsia, gastritis, diarrhoea, nausea and heartburn.

Cautions

Gentian should be avoided by those with peptic ulcers.

 
 
Search over 10,000 Natural Remedies and Alternative Medicine Articles

Gentian
Gentian health benefits
Gentian benefits
Gentian supplements
Gentian side effects
Gentian health
Gentian effects
Gentian plant
Gentian extract
Herb Gentian

 


 

Other Herbal Remedies:

Garlic
Garcinia
Gentian
Germanium
Ginger
Ginkgo
Ginseng
Golden rod
Goldenseal
Gotu kola
Grape
Gravel root
Green tea
Guarana
Gugul
Gymnema
Hawthorn
Hops
Horehound, white

Horse chestnut
Horseradish
Horsetail
Hydrangea
Hyssop
Juniper
Kava
Kudzu