Gentian is a powerhouse of wellness and is considered the King of bitter herbs because of its many healing properties.
Gentian is a bitter herb that has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years. The plant’s name comes from King Gentius of Illyria, who lived from 180-67 BCE, the last ancient Illyrian king, it is said Gentius discovered the plant’s medicinal powers and use it to make healing tonics that cured his army of a mysterious fever. During the middle ages Gentian was used by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and the Arab physicians as an antidote to poison and as a digestive tonic. Gentian is a digestive bitter, digestive bitter herbs supports the digestive function by stimulating bitter receptors on the tongue, stomach, gallbladder and pancreas. Once the bitters hit your tongue, your body secretes more saliva, stomach acid, bile and enzymes to breakdown food and assist in the absorption of nutrients. Gentian possesses antimicrobial, immunomodulatory and anti-carcinogenic properties.
Gentian has been used to help:
- Digestive Support *
- Liver Damage *
- Hepatitis *
- Gout *
- Migraines *
- Sinus Infections *
- Menstrual Pains *
- High Blood Pressure *
- Parasites *
- Psoriasis *
- Hair Loss *
The bitter substances in the Gentian stimulate the taste buds on the tongue and cause more saliva and gastric acid to be formed.
In tests, it was found that the bitter taste from Gentian can still be perceived even when diluted down to 1 part in 12,000.
The measurement of IBUs (International Bitterness Units) is extremely high, reflecting the powerful natural bitters of the plant.
It ranks among the most bitter of indigenous plants and has a number of bitter substances contributing to its bitter flavor.
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