The use of Gentian root extract in the U.S. has an interesting history; it was considered a medicinal herb and was used as an ingredient of a patent medicine invented in 1876 by a physician in Maine. Back then, it was marketed as Moxie Nerve Food. Today, Moxie is sold as a soft drink in the New England states, and is still the official soft drink of Maine.
Gentiana lutea is one of those natural herbs that have an extremely strong and bitter taste. Dried Gentian root has traditionally been prepared as a decoction or tea.
While bulk Gentiana Root may have therapeutic value as an herb, caution should be exercised; it should not be taken by people with ulcerative conditions.
There are more than 150 species of gentians, the majority of which favor mountainous regions in various parts of the world. Gentiana lutea, more commonly referred to as yellow gentian, is specific to the Pyrenees and Alpines of Europe. The long, thick, yellow-brown root is harvested for its bitter principles. At one time, yellow gentian was used in beer brewing. Along with sweet flag, the root is a component of the famous Stockton herbal bitters. A simple, DIY formula consists of brandy infused with dried gentian root, orange peel and crushed cardamom pods.
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