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Fresh Natural Grown Gentian Powder 1 oz
There are more than 400 species in the Gentiana genus and more than 80 genera in the Gentianaceae family, which includes flowering herbs, shrubs and trees. G. lutea has the distinction of being the variety featured in herbal bitters that were so popular before Alka-Seltzer came along.
Parts Used: Dried roots and fresh or dried aerial parts.
Due to the remarkable bitter characteristics of gentian, the plant has a long history of use as a digestive, a practice that began in the Greco-Roman period and continues today. Aside from being included in alcoholic bitters, the herb is a featured ingredient in vermouth.