Gentian Root

Organically grown and sustainably harvested.

Botanical Name: Gentiana lutea

Gentian, also known as bitter root and gall weed, is a perennial herb that produces yellow blossoms with feathery petals that look more like leaves than flowers.

Due to the bitter characteristics of gentian, the plant has a long history of use as a digestive. Aside from being included in alcoholic bitters, the herb is a featured ingredient in vermouth.

The bitter properties of gentian root are due to glycosides such as amarogentin, isogentisin, mangiferin and gentiopicrin. Of particular interest is amarogentin, which is said to be the most bitter-tasting compound in the world.

Looking for an herbal tea blend with Gentian Root? Try our Circulation Tea.


Collections: Dried Herbs

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