<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Gentian
  • Not to be used by persons with ulcers.
  • Not to be used when stomach irritation or inflammation is present.
  GENTIAN ROOT  
 

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(Gentiana lutea)
Common names: Bitter Root, Bitterwort, Pale Gentian, Yellow Gentian.

Gentian

   
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Parts Used: Root, leaves. Methods Used: Water extraction.
Spiritual Uses: None identified to date.

Physical Uses: An infusion of the root has been found to be effective in promoting appetite and improving digestion.

Also useful when treating stomach aches, vomiting, and indigestion.

Believed to be a blood builder and general tonic.

Preparation:

TEA:

  1. Boil 1 cup of water.
  2. Add 1 ounce of chopped bruised root. Stir and cover.
  3. Allow to steep for hour.
  4. Strain and discard root.
  5. Take in small doses throughout the day or hour before each meal.
 
 
     
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