origin : China
The use of Gentian root extract in the U.S. has an interesting history; it was considered a medicinal herb and was used as an ingredient of a patent medicine invented in 1876 by a physician in Maine. Back then, it was marketed as Moxie Nerve Food. Today, Moxie is sold as a soft drink in the New England states, and is still the official soft drink of Maine.
Gentiana lutea is one of those natural herbs that have an extremely strong and bitter taste.
Dried Gentian root has traditionally been prepared as a decoction or tea.
MAIN ACTIONS :
- aids with loss of appetite
- aids with intestinal gas
- anti parasitic
- anti spasmodic
- cool + dry
Warning : should not be taken by people with ulcerative conditions
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure any disease or condition.
In addition, many herbs are not safe in pregnancy, lactation, children, and in certain health conditions.
When using plants medicinally, please check with your licensed healthcare provider. In addition, strongly consider working with a trained herbalist.