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Gentiana Lutea Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Gentiana Lutea
Glycemic Index / Load
Yellow Gentian
Botanical Name
Gentiana Lutea, Gentianaceae family
Hindi Name
Kirat, Bhooneem
Homeopathic Name
Gentiana Lutea   -   Mother Tincture

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Gentiana Lutea Cures

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Action of Gentiana Lutea

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Nutrients in Gentiana Lutea

Gentiana Lutea
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Taste of
Gentiana Lutea

Parts Used

Whole Plant, Roots and Rhizome

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Gentiana Lutea

Gentian may cause High Blood Pressure if taken in high dosage. Please consult a doctor for the Doses.
Avoid use during Pregnancy, Breast Feeding.
It may cause Nausea or Vomiting.
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Gentiana Lutea is a flowering plant.
It is a perennial plant.
It is associated with the Gentianaceae family.
It grows in temperate, subtropical climates.
It grows up to 2 M.
Best used for Digestion Problems.

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Materia Medica for Gentiana Lutea

Gentiana Lutea General

Gentiana Lutea is a natural antidote for various type of poisons.
It improves the digestion process. It stimulates the bile juice, stomach acids and increases appetite. Thus, it alleviates the symptoms of Dyspepsia and Flatulence.
It counteracts the Gastrointestinal Diseases.
Gentiana Lutea protects the liver and stimulates its functioning. It regenerates the cells and enhances the flow of bile.
It possesses Antiinflammatory and Wound healing effects.
It is internally used to treat Sore Throat.
The vulnerary properties of Gentiana Lutea are useful in curing Psoriasis.
It is an herbal cure for Fatigue. The herb enhances the circulation and performance of body organs and glands. This helps you to feel fresh and fit all the time. It restores the strength and overcomes physical weakness.
Gentiana Lutea is helpful in treating Hypothyroidism. It also enhances the production of thyroid hormones.
The herb acts as a blood cleanser and expels impurities from the bloodstream.
It is antibiotic in nature and combats bacterial infections such as Otitis, Bronchitis, etc.
The high content of zinc in it helps to prevent Baldness. This is useful to cure Dandruff and provide strength to hair.
It is used in culinary purpose too. It is used as a flavor in the beer.
Caution: Consult a doctor before consuming it.
Single Herb

Gentian (Kirat) for Stomach Ache

Put half tablespoon of the crushed Gentian (Kirat) root in a cup of water. Boil for 5 minutes. Drink warm. Take it 20-30 minutes before meals. It can be taken any time when stomach pains.
OR Take a dose of 2 ml Gentian tincture thrice everyday. It stimulate the digestive system.

Gentiana Lutea ( Kirat ) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Boil 1 teaspoon of crushed Gentiana Lutea ( Kirat ) root in 150 ml of water. Strain it off. Drink it warm to cure Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
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Herbal Treatment For Allergy 1

Prepare a concoction of Elder flower, Sheep Sorrel, Cowslip, Vervain, Gentian root. Take it two times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Oliguria 1

Take 30 g of Plantago Asiatica seeds. Add 40 g Gentian root powder with 20 g dried Chrysanthemum flowers. Boil them collectively. Drink 5 ml of it three times a day.
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Mushtaq ahmed
03 Jul 2015

I am diabetic since last 14 years and my age is 50 years. What do you suggest for diabetes, as I have reduced my body weight also and I am also facing impotency. is there a treatment of erectile dysfunction in diabetic patient ?
Herbpathy Research Team
14 Jul 2015
Dear Mushtaq,

Gokhru is considered helpful in diabetes and ED ( erectile dysfunction ). You may try Land Caltrops ( Gokhru ).Gokhru can be used in powder form. Take half a tea spoon of it with warm Milk.
Lifestyle is an important factor in this case as well. You need to include exercise in your daily routine. A walk will also do if exercise is not possible because of your health. You should have a proper and complete sleep. Quit Smoking if you do.

Please consult with your doctor before using any herbal remedies.

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Akshay pandey
01 Aug 2015
This is Akshay Pandey. I am underweight. Height - 5 feet and 7inch.
Weight 48.5 Kg.

Should I take Gentian or what should I take ?
Prithvi Gautam
05 Aug 2015
Dear Akshay Pandey

You are right. Gentian can be taken by you. This is very effective and will help to put on weight. It increases the bile flow and you feel hungry .Improves Digestion.

All the best.
05 Aug 2015
banana and milk is the top solution to gain weight. since my grandma days
Faisal iqbal
05 Aug 2015
why not try some junk food to gain weight
06 Sep 2016
Why not find some where else to put your negative comments And go and eat your junk food on your own you loner
Herbpathy Research Team
06 Aug 2015
Dear Akshay Pandey

Before suggesting you any herb, we would like to know your age. Please tell us your age, so that we can suggest you an appropriate remedy.

Herbpathy Research Team
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
10 Aug 2016
what is kirat (gentain) which part of use of kirat ,how to use , where to buy kirat
30 Aug 2016
Dear Alok Rajawat
Kirat is a Herb and its botanical name is Gentiana Lutea and also known as Yellow Lutea. This herb is used to combat the Stomach problems and Digestive Disorders. You may buy the tincture " Gentiana Lutea " from a Homeopathy shop.
We always recommend our users, to consult the doctor before taking any kind of medication.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Tahir ( Pakistan )
27 May 2017
I took gentiana and now i am suffering with chest pain and coughing. What to do now. I took it for for better digestion. But no effect.
12 Jun 2017
When did you take it ?
How much and how frequently did you take this herb ? Are you taking any other medicine along with this ?
Did you notice any other symptoms ?
Darshan Singh
16 Dec 2019
Dear Ashley Pandya
My name is Darshan Singh I have been suffering from digestion problems for many year . My doctor put on artificial digestive enzymes (croon 10000 units with every meal and snacks according. My weight is under 55kg . Height is 5.3 inch .
Every time I eat my stomach get heavy and tight .
Please advise me .
Darshan Singh UK
17 Dec 2019
Dear Darshan Singh 1. Take curd daily with a pinch of black pepper. Add Jackfruit as fruit or meal in your diet.
2. Add Coriander to your diet. 3. Consume a slice of Galangal after every meal for digestion. These are general tips to maintain digestive health. Please explain your ailment in detail. Which medicines are you taking and what for? Are you having any symptoms in particular regarding stool color, Stomachache, etc.?
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Sagar Dhanavade ( India / Maharashtra )
24 Jul 2020
My name is sagar dhanavade and i have been suffering sugar from last four months. My Sugar level is 143 and due to this sugar i am facing weight loss issue. before 4 months my weight was 62 and right now 56.
can i use gentiana lutea
27 Jul 2020
Dear Sagar, The loss in weight can be because of Diabetes. The most effective herb for Diabetes is Gurmar- take Homeopathic tincture- Gymnema Sylvestre- mother tincture. Take 2-3 drops in a glass of water once in a day. Keep a check on your readings. It is known to lower the sugar level. - Exercise/walk daily.
Always consult a doctor if you are already taking any medication. Write back for further queries.
Read more on Diabetes under section Disease for more information on what you can have in the routine diet to maintain your sugar levels.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Rosalind ( Bronx/NY )
09 Nov 2020
My name is RosalindT. I’ve been having lack of appetite for quite sometime along with weight loss.I’m also anemic. I’ve been doing some research on Gentian root. Will this help and how? Can you recommend something. Thanks
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