Category: Medicines - plant based



Introduction and description

Gentiana  is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the gentian family (Gentianaceae), the tribe Gentianeae, and the monophyletic subtribe Gentianinae. With about 400 species it is considered a large genus.

The genus name is a tribute to Gentius, an Illyrian king who may have been the discoverer of tonic properties in gentians.

We have decided to group the observations for this genus, as many [not all] share similar medicinal uses and it may be helpful to compare.  The specific varieties will be stated on each observation.

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