The gentian It is a wonderful medicinal plant. About it we have already spoken at other times, although this time we want to develop a little more information, letting you know something more about this medicinal plant, the active principles that this plant contains, its characteristics and we also present a series of remedies homemade and natural that we can prepare with gentian to treat various conditions.
The gentian belongs to the family of " Gencianáceas "And its scientific name is" Gentiana Lutea " It stands out mainly for its tonic properties , for the bitter principles that this plant possesses is considered as a very effective tonic capable of toning without causing irritation.
In addition to bitter principles, gentian contains other active ingredients that we detail below:
- The bitter principles that it contains are genciopicrina, amarogentina.
Gentian contains other beneficial properties that we highlight below:
- Stimulant gastric.
These properties make this medicinal plant is used and beneficial as a natural remedy to treat and improve several conditions:
- Stimulate the appetite.
- Stimulate digestion, in cases of slow or difficult digestion.
- Stimulate gastric secretions.
- For flatulence.
- To stimulate liver function,
- In cases of liver failure.
- To increase and strengthen the defenses.
Gentian can be used for both internal and external consumption.
In external use is used to improve skin conditions such as psoriasis, to stop hair loss, gentian is part of various preparations for this purpose, it is also used to eliminate dandruff.
To prepare the different natural and homemade remedies, the root and rhizome of this plant are used.
The gentian can be obtained in stores of natural products, herbalists, parapharmacy, online, and in various formats: in dry root to prepare infusions, decoctions, in tincture, extract, floral essence.
Discover how to prepare 5 folk remedies with gentian
The gentian to taste is bitter, if we prepare it for internal consumption, we can sweeten it with a little honey, brown sugar cane or stevia, so we can take it better.
Gentian tonic for purifying purposes
To prepare this tonic we need two tablespoons of dried gentian root and two cups of cold mineral water.
We put the two tablespoons of gentian soaking in the amount of water to be marinated overnight.
We fill the tonic and take a glass twice a day.
Remedy of gentian root to stimulate the liver
This remedy is effective to stimulate the functions of the liver, one of the properties of gentian.
To prepare this remedy you have to make a maceration of gentian root. We need 5 grams of gentian root and one liter of cold mineral water.
We put the gentian root soaking in the water to macerate for 5 hours.
Once the time has elapsed, we sneak in and we can have a glass before or after meals.
Gentian decoction for flatulence cases
Gentian is beneficial to help improve the cases in which we suffer from flatulence, helping us to expel them or preventing their appearance.
To prepare the decoction we need half a teaspoon of gentian root and a cup of mineral water, we boil all together for 5 minutes.
From this remedy we can take 3 cups a day and before meals.
Gentian infusion to relieve stomach pain
Among the benefits of gentian, are the digestive benefits, this infusion of gentian helps us to relieve pain or heaviness of the stomach.
We will prepare this infusion with half a teaspoon of gentian root and a cup of mineral water.
We put the water to boil and once it is boiling we add the gentian root.
Keep the boil for 3 minutes, turn off the heat, cover the infusion and let it rest for 15 minutes.
We fill the infusion and when it is warm we can take it.
From this infusion we can take a cup before meals, or at the time you have stomach pain for reasons of heavy digestion.
Gentian infusion to clear spots and freckles on the skin
This remedy applied day by day is beneficial to clear the spots on the skin.
So much for the spots associated to the age, in the hands and the face, as to clarify the freckles.
To prepare this infusion we need the quantity of 5 grams of dried root of gentian and a cup of mineral water.
We boil the water and once it is boiling add the gentian root and keep boiling for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat, cover the infusion and let it rest for 30 minutes.
We fill the infusion and when it is cold we can use it.
To apply this remedy we need a disc or cotton ball that we will moisten in the infusion.
Apply on the spots or freckles, at night.
Little by little we will notice how they are clarifying.
The gentian in internal consumption does not usually have side effects as long as the instructions given by the professionals are followed or what they indicate in the product leaflets.
Therefore we should not go through the doses and consult with professionals. However, the consumption of gentian is contraindicated in these cases:
- In people who are allergic or gentian intolerant.
- During pregnancy.
- During the period of lactation.
- In children under 2 years.
- In case of suffering from hypertension.
- In case of gastritis or ulcer.