Gentian Tea great Heartburn Remedy
Gentian Root - Gentiana SP
Used part: Root
Also known as gentian, yellow gentian, gengiba, junciana or even unciana, gentian is a perennial plant that has a thick root and a rosette of elliptic leaves. After a period between 4 and 8 years, the plant develops a tall, hollow stem with sessile and opposing leaves, and the fruit has winged seeds. Originally from the Carpathians, the plant, whose scientific name is Gentiana lutea, can still be found in mountain ranges of Europe and Asia and, in several countries, is protected and cultivated for medicinal purposes.
Gentian is a powerful stimulant of saliva, gastric juice and peristaltic movements, with a considerable amount of bitter substances that have a favorable function for intestinal movements. This vegetable is still a strong ally in the treatment of amenorrhea, allergies, diarrhea, anemia, fever, heartburn, rheumatic pain, anorexia, gallstones, diabetes, general weakness, arthritis, gout, gastritis, nausea, jaundice, vermin, vomiting and cold.
Good Herbal Remedy:
- Rheumatic pain
- General weakness
- Intestinal worms
- Add 2 tablespoons of the herb in a liter of water
- Let it cook for 5 minutes after it reaches boil
- Cover and let rest for 10 minutes
- Strain and drink
How to drink:
Take 2 to 3 cups a day.
When consumed in excess the herb can cause headaches and vomiting. Its consumption is contraindicated for pregnant or lactating women, patients with hypertension, with ulcers in the stomach or with a predisposition for headaches.
Before consuming natural medicines, consult a medical specialist because some plants have drug interactions enhancing the effects of certain medicines or nullifying the effect of others. It is also essential that your doctor is aware of all the symptoms and of everything being used as a form of medicine, natural or industrialized.