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This tincture of Gentian Root (Gentiana lutea) root is made with dried roots.
This tincture of Gentian Root (Gentiana lutea) root is made using dried roots.
30 drops, 2-3 times per day in juice or water.
Certified Organic Gluten Free cane alcohol, USP pharmaceutical grade glycerin, ultrafiltered water.
1:3, 50% Alcohol
Gentian can aggravate hyperacidic conditions and ulcers. Large doses can cause nausea and vomiting.
HOW TO MEASURE OUR TINCTURES:
Suggested doses are given in drops. However, for easy dosing, you may want to use the guidelines below:
Droppers: If a dropper were immersed in a tincture bottle and the bulb squeezed twice, the number of drops in the pipette for most given tinctures will be approximately 30 drops.
Note: These are only averages. More viscous (thicker) tinctures will produce fewer, and bigger, drops.
Teaspoons: There are approximately 120 drops in 1 teaspoon (approximately 4 droppersful).
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Gentiana andrewsii (Closed Gentian), G. lutea (Yellow Gentian), G. macrophylla, G. officinalis, G. scabra, G. villosa
Gentianaceae (Gentian Family)
The genus name Gentiana and common name gentian derive from that of the second-century Illyrian king Gentius, who is said to have introduced this herb as a medicine.
Range of Appearance
Gentian is an annual or perennial native to North America and Eurasia. It produces long, branched, opposite whorls or pairs of simple leaves and four to seven hermaphroditic, lobed, bell- or funnel-shaped flowers that are white, yellowish green, or blue-violet to purple. The seeds are long and winged. The fleshy rhizome is yellowish brown and wrinkled. The plant prefers moist soil in full sun to partial shade.
Alterative, anthelmintic, antiseptic, bitter, cholagogue, emmenagogue, febrifuge, ophthalmic, refrigerant, siliagogue, stomach tonic
Gentian is so bitter that even when it is diluted to 1 part bitter to 12,000 parts other fluids, the bitterness can still be tasted. It is not generally considered edible, aside from therapeutic use, though it is used to flavor beverages such as vermouth and bitters.
Veterinarians use gentian to stimulate the appetite of animals. Folk wisdom of Appalachia holds that carrying a piece of gentian root in your pocket will increase your physical strength.
Bitter principles (amarogentian, gentiopricin), quinic acid, inulin, pectin, galacton, iron, phosphorous, resin
Plant details were provided by iPlant by Brigitte Mars.