Gentiana lutea is a painful herb used in traditional medical systems in Europe for more than 2,000 years.
As an aid, a liver and digestive, Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine have a long history of use. Gentiana lutea is traditionally used for indigestion, liver dysfunction, and fatigue. Among the many active compounds are gentiopicroside and amarogentine.
Like other bitter plants and foods, saffron is useful for promoting digestive health, as it helps stimulate, detoxify, and detoxify liver, gallbladder and other organs. Other benefits include fighting inflammation, supporting the nervous system, increasing endurance and helping heart health.
What is Gentiana Lutea?
Root (Gentiana lutea L.), A bitter plant from the Gentianaceae family peculiar to the Alps and the Himalayan mountains. It has been used in herbal medicine for a long time, especially in the treatment of stomach ailments, liver diseases, and digestion. Today, Gentiana Lutea mostly grown in parts of Europe, China, and North America.
Gentiana lutea said that the plant named genius was named after the Illyrian King (Elyria, a region conquered by the Romans to the west of the Balkan Peninsula).
The records show that genius is the first to discover the medicinal properties of the plant and uses it to make healing tones. There are more than 400 different types of Gentianaceae family and some of them are used in herbal remedies.
In history, it was used to treat the following problems:
- Liver damage.
- Appetite, diarrhea, gas, bloating, heartburn and stomach and digestive problems such as nausea.
- Sinus infections.
- Menstrual cramps.
- Chronic fatigue and weakness.
- Eczema in the hair.
- Hair loss.
- Candida. (mushroom)
- Food allergies and intolerance.
- Baby growth and development.
Helps To Improve Digestion, Liver And Gallbladder Function
Gentiana lutea traditionally used as a “gastric stimulant” because of its effects on saliva, bile and enzyme excretion.
There is some evidence that it can stimulate the secretion of enzymes in the small intestine and increase gastric secretion, which facilitates the breakdown of food and absorption of nutrients. Some of the benefits for digestion are:
- Reduces loss of appetite.
- Treats nausea, heartburn, and diarrhea.
- Improves saliva production by stimulating the mouth membranes and taste buds.
- It helps the production of gastric juices and bile secretion.
- Supports liver and gallbladder functions.
- For centuries, it has been known as a supporter of liver and detox with strong bitter taste. It helps treat gout, jaundice, dyspepsia, and dysentery naturally. According to tradition, Gentiana lutea most effective in improving digestive symptoms such as loss of appetite and nausea.
- A study found that giving patients a centenary root of 600 milligrams a day helps relieve symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, heartburn, bloating, constipation, loss of appetite and vomiting.
- To promote general liver health, Gentiana Lutea recommended that you use in combination with other liver cleansers, such as dandelion root, also known as Taraxacum officinale.
- Dandelion root is often dried and added to herbal teas. Dandelion root and leaves have been shown to protect the liver as well as fight bacteria and keep your eyes healthy.
Helps To Reduce Inflammation And Pain
1.) It has been shown that the active compounds present in Gentiana Lutea modulate the pain pathways of the brain to fight inflammation and reduce incontinence. Also, joint pain can help to reduce antibodies and autoimmune reactions that can lead to fatigue and weakness.
2.) It can expand the blood vessels and help improve blood circulation, thus facilitating general healing. So Gentiana lutea sometimes used to treat migraines, menstrual pain, stomach aches, muscle spasms and more. Also, a compound called erythritin has been shown to have sedative and muscle relaxant effects that reduce spasms and cramps. It can also help to lower high blood pressure and slow heart rhythm accelerating in response to pain or stress.
Helps To Treatment Of Wounds And Infections (including sinus infections)
1.) Gentiana lutea applied to the skin for the treatment of various wounds and fungal infections. It has been shown to kill harmful bacteria and improve blood flow to wounds or damaged tissues. A series of studies have found that it has antimicrobial and antifungal properties. Sinus infection symptoms (sinusitis) are shown to help treatment, Sinupret in a formula known to combine with herbs that strengthen the immune system.
2.) Compounds in Gentiana lutea can also help to inhibit bacteria that can cause other infections, such as leptospira, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, proteusbacillus Vulgaris, and Salmonella Typhi. In addition to fighting bacteria, Candida albicans has been shown to help reduce yeast infections.
Supports Nervous System
1.) The Gentiana helps the central nervous system to relax muscle tension and act as a natural tranquilizer, while also helping to reduce fatigue. Animal studies have shown that secoiridoid compounds, including gentiopicroside, swertiamarine, increase gastrointestinal and muscle fatigue.
2.) Another plant you can use to support the nervous system by combining, fatigue, stress-related symptoms, cough, colds, stomach-intestinal problems and reproductive problems in the treatment of licorice root are called adaptogens. Licorice root can help the gentleman be more effective. Chinese medicine is often used as a “guide drug” because it helps to make other herbs and remedies more useful.
1.) Gentiana Lutea root can sometimes damage the digestive system in people with stomach or bowel problems. It lowers blood pressure and can affect blood sugar (glucose), which can potentially lead to fainting and fainting, so if you are taking medication to control your blood sugar and blood pressure, we recommend first talking to a doctor.
2.) Possible side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, skin irritation, and increased stomach acidity. If you experience side effects, stop taking them immediately and talk to your doctor if you do not feel better within a day or two.
The photo included in this paper regarding Gentiana lutea shows not a Gentian but Hypericum (probably perforatum =St. Johns wort)