Family Name: Gentianaceae
Botanical Name(s): Gentiana lutea
Popular Name(s): Gentian, Gentian Root, Pale Gentian, Felwort
Parts Used: Root
Habitat: Yellow Gentian is widely found in Europe and North
Description: Yellow Gentian's stem grows to a height of 3 to 4
feet with a pair of leaves opposite to one another, at each joint. Its
root is long (about a foot), thick (an inch in diameter) and
yellowish-brown colour. Its lowest leaves have short foot-stalks but the
upper ones are stalkless. The leaves are yellowish-green in colour,
oblong shaped, pointed and possess five prominent veins.
Uses: Yellow Gentian has stomachic, anthelmintic and antibilious
actions. It is used in Indigestion, liver complaints, dysentery,
jaundice, gout, dyspepsia and scrofula.