Gentian. Properties. Medicinal Plants

Gentian (Gentiana lutea)

Gentian Properties

- It is a bitter tonic, appetizer, stomachic, febrifuge, vermifuge.
- Stimulates digestive functions and metabolism.
- Used in cases of anemia, poor appetite, loss of appetite, intestinal parasites, dyspepsia hiposecretoras, biliary dystonias, convalescence, prevention of flu and colds.

Contraindications to Gentian

Do not use in cases of gastritis, peptic ulcers, pregnancy, lactation (the bitter principles can pass into breast milk).
- No PLS USE dosage forms containing alcohol to children under two years or people with ethyl.

Side effects of gentian
- Occasionally, in predisposed individuals, may cause headaches.
- His bitter principles cause increased gastric secretion. In high doses may be vomited.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3
Some authors have described the presence of traces of alkaloids genciamina. Although some believe that this is an artifact occurred during the extraction process, we recommend using caution and refrain from use during pregnancy and lactation.
- As with any medicinal plants that can be taken in tincture or fluid extract should always be kept in mind the alcohol content.

(0 = none, 1 = somewhat toxic, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

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