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  • Gentian Root

100% Certified organic Gentian Root



Gentian is a powerful bitter, and the herb is an essential ingredient of traditional aperitifs and bitters such as Angosture bitters. The customary aperitif about half an hour before a meal is more than a social nicety- the bitter constituents stimulate gastric juices and prime the stomach, enabling it to cope effectively with a heavy meal. Medicinally, gentian strengthens a weak or underactive digestive system.

Anorexia nervosa in the feeble, asthenic; after GI infections.

Atonic colon with anorexia.

Chronic catarrhal dyspepsia with anorexia.

Heartburn, with anorexia.

Nausea before eating.

Allergies, secondary hypersensitivities

Nutritional malabsorption in the aged and convalescent.

Cancer, supportive in upper GI neoplasias.

Diabetes/hyperglycemia- functional hyperglycemia, especially before meal  

              (as a bitter shortly before eating).

Andrew Chevallier. DK Publishing. (2016). Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine (3rd ed.). New York, NY. 99.

Michael Moore. Southwest School of Botanical Medicine. (1997). Specific Indication for Herbs in General Use [Pamphlet]. Brisbee, AZ: Author. 24.

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Gentian Root

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