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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 Tea - Herbal remedy for Hernia: Simmer one teaspoon of gentian in a cup of water for 30 minutes. Sprinkle just a pinch of ginger and cayenne in the tea. Drink half an hour before meals.
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