Working with Gentian
Gentian is good for weak and/or painful digestion, loss of appetite, nausea, slow peristalsis, low vital energy, liver heat, detoxification, and acne. As a bitter tonic, gentian is taken 15-30 minutes before meals, usually in combination with other herbs. It has also been indicated for anemia, anorexia, and poor circulation. It is used as an anti-addiction herb (for instance, to stop smoking). Modern research shows that gentian has immune-activating properties, and it is commonly given to people who are recovering from long-term illnesses to improve assimilation of nutrients, energy levels, and immune function.
Gentian has a taste of BITTER and a temperature of COLD.
Conditions treated with Gentian
The information given here is designed to help you make informed choices about your health. The information is drawn from numerous sources—both traditional medicine practice, from the clinical experience of many herbalists currently practicing, and supported by decades of scientific research from the author. The research most consulted includes human clinical trials that help to determine the most effective and safe herbs for various needs, the best doses, and types of preparations.
The information offered in this database is not intended as a substitute for any that may have been prescribed by your health practitioner or physician.