Yellow Gentian Overview Yellow Gentian contains some of the most bitter substances known.

It has been used for centuries in Europe as a digestive aid, but it has many more uses. How it works: Yellow Gentian contains glycosides. Gentian is a molecule to which sugar is bound. As part of the elimination process in animals, including humans, poisons are often bound to sugar molecules. Yellow Gentian also stimulates the secretion of saliva in the mouth and hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Uses: Because of the affect that Yellow Gentian has on the saliva glands and the stomach, it is no wonder that is used most commonly to aid in digestion and increase poor appetite. It also frees the body of parasitic worms and treats symptoms such as nausea, abdominal discomfort, and headaches and can be used as an indigestion. As it improves the appetite, Yellow Gentian strengthens the digestive organs. It has been used to treat liver complaints, dysentery, jaundice, dyspepsia, diarrhea, inflamation of the lining of the stomach, heartburn, stomach ulcers, pancreatitis, purify the blood, normalize the functioning of the thyroid gland, and increase circulation. Dosage: Up to 20 drops of gentian tincture should be taken at least 30 minutes before meals. To reduce the bitter tast, you can dilute the tincture with juice or water. Toxicity: Yellow Gentian should not be used by people suffering from excessive stomach acid, heartburn, stomach ulcers, or gastritis. Do not take yellow gentian if you are pregnant.

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