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Gentian Root Cut

dried gentian root

Gentiana lutea

Origin: Spain
From£38.28 per kg

Dried Gentian Root (Gentiana lutea) is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the Gentian family. They are notable for their large, trumpet-shaped flowers, which are often an intense blue or yellow. The root is yellow-brown in colour. This plant typically grows in the mountains of Europe, Asia and North and South America.

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General use

Gentian root has a wide variety of uses in traditional medicine and is also used as a bitter flavouring for alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. It was used by the Ancient Greeks to treat digestive tract issues. Today it’s used in a number of herbal remedies.

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It is believed that gentian helps improve digestive, liver and gallbladder function. It could also help to reduce inflammation and pain, help treat wounds and infections and support the nervous system. The root can be made into pills, teas, tinctures and extracts.

Gentian root has a distinctively bitter taste and is used to flavour a wide range of drinks, including beer. In Bavaria, they distil famous Schnaps from the root. In North America, they add it to a traditional soda recipe called Moxie. It’s also found in Aperol and Angostura. It’s also used in the gin distillation process.

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Frequently Asked Questions

There are a number of active compounds found within gentian root, including flavonoids. These are believed to possess anticancer, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties. More human studies are required to back up the health benefits of this herb.

This herb is not recommended for children, pregnant women or anyone taking medication for blood pressure.

Keep in an airtight container in a cool, dry, dark place.