J. L. Hopkins & Co. Gentian Root

Gentian Root (Gentiana lutea)

Medicinal Part: Dried root

Nutritional ingredients:

Gentian root is the main ingredient in Angostura bitters and the French liquor Suze. It is also an ingredient in the old -fashioned soft drink Moxie.

Traditional Use:

Anti-inflammatory, analgesic (mild), aperient, anthelmintic, bitter tonic, cholagogue, febrifuge.
Gentian has been used for millennia as a digestive bitter for indigestion, gas, nausea, and abdominal bloating.
The bitter root has also been used to increase uric acid excretion for treating gout and to kill pinworms.

Excerpt from Kuhn and Winston's Winston & Kuhn's Herbal Therapy and Supplements: A Scientific and Traditional Approach, (2008, pp. 210-211).

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