Gentian Root Cut


Botanical NameGentiana lutea    

Common Name:

  • English: Bitterwort, Bitter Root, Gentiana, Yellow Gentian, 
  • Also, known as: Gelberenzian, Gentiane jaune, Genziana gialla, Jintiyania, Pakhanbhed, Gintiyana, Bachaka, bachalchaka, balmoney, common gentian, daoua el hoya, esperou, European gentian, felwort, gall weed, gansona, ganssana, Gelber Enziangreat yellow gentian, jintiana, juntiyana, kaf edheeb, kaf el arnab, kouchâd, kouched, pale gentian, tárnics, wild gentian, genchiana, genciana, genciana amarilla, gentian, gentiana, genziana gialla, genziana maggiore, gentiane, gentiane jaune, grande gentiane

Origin: Albania

Harvested: Wild

Parts Used: Root                                                                

General Information:

Gentiana lutea is a perennial herb up to 1 to 2-meter-high, with erect rhizomes. The stems are Stem thick, hollow, and, bearing large, opposite, ovate leaves with five to ten nerves and axillary cymes of orange-yellow, open-stellate flowers. The roots are beet-like, thickened, and branched. Gentian is nearly a cylindrical piece, 5–20 cm long, 3–5 cm in diameter. The rhizome is short, with fine, transverse wrinkles, and sometimes with buds and remains of leaves at the upper edge. The root longitudinally and deeply wrinkled, and twisted; fractured surface yellow-brown and not fibrous; cambium and its surroundings tinged dark brown.

How to use:   

Decoctions are suitable for roots, barks, large seeds & berries, and other dense material. The simple way to make decoction is, in a saucepan, add 1 tablespoon of dried herbs to 1 cup of water. Bring the water to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30-60 minutes. Strain and squeeze out as much as liquid as possible and enjoy!


  • You can sweeten your herbal decoctions with bit of honey, natural fruit juice, stevia leaves powder and or licorice root powder.


You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

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