Bulk Gentian Root Powder

Gentiana lutea
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[ 4513 ]Gentiana lutea

Gentian Root Powder

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Gentian root powder is obtained from great yellow gentian, a perennial herb indigenous to the alpine meadows of the mountainous ranges of central and southern Europe. Also known as bitterwort, the herb has a long history of use as a digestive. In fact, many herbal bitter formulas contain gentian root. The powdered form may be encapsulated as a dietary supplement or added to teas, tonics and herbal bitters formulas. .

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information at a glance

originUnited States
active compoundsSecoiridoid-glycosides (gentiopiocroside and sweroside), iridoidloganic acid, xanthone, gentisin and isogentisin.
plant part usedroot

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a container with a tight-fitting lid away from light and heat.
appearance & aromaYellowish powder with an herbaceous aroma.
flavor profileGentian root has a very bitter taste to stimulate salivation and digestive juices. May be combined with other bitter herbs, such as feverfew, quassia or wormwood.


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cosmeticAdd gentian root powder to skin care formulations for antioxidant benefits.
culinaryUse in tea blends and herbal bitters formulas.
wellnessEncapsulate gentian root powder as a dietary supplement.
safetyConsult your health care practitioner before using this herb if you have a history of duodenal ulcers or gastrointestinal disorder.

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