Gentian tea

Gentian tea
Gentian tea

Gentian tea (龙胆茶)is herbal tea. Quality characteristics of Gentian tea:
Shape: short root
Color: yellowish-brown
Aroma: light aroma
Soup color: yellow and bright
Taste: a very bitter taste

Gentian, also called Gentiana, is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the Gentian family (Gentianaceae), tribe Gentianeae and monophyletic subtribe Gentianinae. With about 400 species, it is considered a large genus. This is a cosmopolitan genus, occurring in alpine habitats of temperate regions of Asia, Europe and the Americas. Some species also occur in northwest Africa, eastern Australia and New Zealand. They consist of annual, biennial and perennial plants. Some are evergreen, others are not.
Gentian Violet is a species that has become widely known for its medicinal qualities and is used to treat fungal infections such as thrush and Candidaon the breast associated with breastfeeding infants. Gentian is messy and will often turn the baby’s mouth and everything that it comes in contact with very purple. This is a from the beautiful color of the gentian flower.
Gentian root is used in the production of Gentian. Some species are harvested for the manufacture of aperitif wines, liqueurs, tonics and flavouring, as in bitters. The soft drink”Moxie” contains “Gentian Root Extractives”. Gentian root can be prepared as tea. All preparations with gentian root have a very bitter taste, but a very beneficial effect as well.
Gentian tea is traditionally used as a natural remedy for various indications. It is recommended for improving appetite and for improving circulation, varicose veins, stomach aches, for improved use of nutritious substances and against fever.
Gentian Violet is used to treat thrush and Candida in breastfeeding infants and mothers.
Most Gentian root is used to treat digestive ailments and as an appetite stimulator. It can be used topically to treat wounds and painful inflammation or gargled to treat soar throats.
Gentian has been used to treat Malaria, stimulate menstruation in women, and to rid the body of worms.

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