A – Z of Herbal Remedies

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Gentian, Artichoke Leaves, Orange Peel, Cardamom Seed, Ginger, Fennel

Other Names: Gentian, Yellow Gentian, Bitter Root, Bitterwort, Gentian Root, Pale Gentian, Gentiana Lutea
Traditional Usages: Bitter Tonic to Strengthen the whole Body, Dyspeptic Complaints, Hysteria, Female Weakness, Fevers and Jaundice, Feeble Digestion in the Elderly, Jaundice, Nausea, Vomitting, Travel Sickness, Bitter Taste in Mouth, Malaria, Lack of Appetite, Angostura Bitters, Stomach Pain, Snakebite, Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Resources: Europe, Asia, China, US
Parts Used.  Rhizome,  Root
Administration Method: Ground and dried extracts for infusions
Possible Side Effects: Especially sensitive users may occasionally experience headaches.
Herb Action: Roborant: Restorative and a Tonic
Health Warning: Avoid if the user has gastric and duodenal peptic ulcers

Gentian, Artichoke Leaves, Orange Peel, Cardamom Seed, Ginger, Fennel – Herbal remedy for Food Allergy:  Mix one tablespoon of chopped fresh or dried gentian with one tablespoon of chopped orange peel, seeds of four cardamoms, one teaspoon crushed fresh ginger and one teaspoon of fennel seeds in some brandy or vodka. Let the ingredients soak or macerate in the vodka or brandy for 2 weeks. Then strain off the liquid and use 1 teaspoonful before meals.

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