November 19, 2010

Gentian Root TeaGentian (Gentiana lutea L) known also as Yellow Gentian, bitter root or gall weed, belongs to a crowded family of the gentians, which embraces about 180 species and is a common herb that growth throughout the areas with temperate climate. This medicinal herb received its name after one of the most known ancient herbal remedies enthusiasts, the king of Illyria – Gentius. He was amongst the first those who started using this herb for treating wounds, as well as an effective natural antidote for various types of poisons.

Gentian is a great natural anti-inflammatory and stimulating remedy known also as an astringent, cleansing and tonic remedy. In many countries of the world this herbal remedy is used to treat a vast variety of diseases, starting from insect bites and ending with malaria. It is also one of the most commonly used natural solutions for recovering after a disease or sickness as gentian helps accumulate energy and activate the function of many important organs of our body. This medicinal herb can be used both in its root and its rhizome. Gentian root tea, tincture and extracts are the most commonly used products.

Health Benefits Of GentianBitter constituents of gentian root tea have a property to stimulate saliva secretion and gastric juice production, this way stimulating appetite, relieving flatulence, heartburn, nausea and other related digestion problems. Health benefits of gentian include positive effects on irritated gall bladder ad liver, soothe them and normalize their function. Gentian root tea is an old and effective herbal remedy for common colds and fevers as it can cool down and support the body with nutrients and anti-oxidants.

Therapeutic and stimulating effects of this herbal remedy on our blood circulation is among the most important health benefits of gentian. It can stimulate blood flow to all body parts, improve blood quality and strengthen the entire cardio-vascular system. Gentian root tea is recommended for treating interfacing and hypothyroid disorders. It is one of the most common natural ingredients of various weight loss remedies and supplements as it can effectively stimulate metabolism. It also can balance thyroidal hormones secretion and increase bile flow.

Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.

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