Growing in the Alpine and sub-Alpine regions of Europe, Gentian is quite a spectacular herb. You can use it as an ornamental plant in your garden if you want, but make sure you look after it well. And, when you want to enjoy its benefits, you can do that as well. Usually the root of the Gentian herb is used for medicinal purposes, but at times, even the bark can be used. Enjoy a healthy you when you use this herb that seems to have the ability to treat and cure so many problems.
Health Benefits of Gentian:
1. Treats Digestion Disorders:
If you suffer from digestion problems, you will love gentian. It has the ability to treat many digestion-related issues, and some of them include:
- Loss of appetite
Wow! If that was not enough, you also can use it to treat fevers, hysteria and elevated blood pressure.
2. Antiseptic & Antispasmodic Properties:
It also has antiseptic and antispasmodic properties. So, it is often used to relieve menstrual cramps when menstruation begins and also to treat minor skin wounds.
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3. Treats Muscular Spasms & Expels Parasitic Worms:
Did you know that some people also use gentian to treat muscular spasms and to get rid of parasitic worms from the body?
4. Alleviates Sinusitis:
If these health benefits are not enough, here is one more. Gentian can be used to treat sinus infections quite effectively. However, you would need to combine it with some other plants and herbs such as sorrel, cowslip flower, verbena and elderflower. In fact, research has been done on this combination of herbs and its efficacy and based on the findings – you can go ahead and alleviate your sinusitis. What a relief!
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Skin Benefits of Gentian:
5. Offers Glow & Health to Skin Indirectly:
Of course, you will not find a direct connection with gentian and beautiful skin. But let’s make the indirect connection and you will see how gentian actually can benefit your skin’s health as well.
So, you are suffering from appetite loss. This means that your body is not getting enough nutrients and your skin will be the first organ of your body to show the effects of nutrient deficiency. It will look dull and lacklustre. When you take gentian, your appetite increases. This means that enough nutrients are available for different organs and systems. So, your skin begins blooming and looking healthy. Now do you get the connection between gentian and your skin’s health?
Hair Benefits of Gentian:
Just like you will not find information related to skin’s health and gentian, you will not find anything that will assure you that gentian can improve your hair’s health. However, the facts are slightly different.
6. Promotes Hair Volume & Health:
No appetite means no nutrients. No nutrients mean dull and coarse hair that is prone to falling. Do you want that or do you want lustrous locks that shine and glitter? In all probability, you will want healthy, strong locks. So get your appetite going with gentian and watch how your hair transforms from being lank and dull to bouncy, voluminous and healthy. Of course, you also need to take good care of it. Otherwise, all the nutrients you are consuming will have no effect on your dirty and unwashed hair.
7. Ensures Hair Gets Proper Nutrients:
Parasitic worms can also rob your body of all the nutrients. So your hair would not get the nutrients that it needs to stay healthy. But using gentian can help you get rid of these pesky parasites and ensure your hair gets the nutrients it deserves. You may wonder how these parasites get into your body. Remember when you ate that fruit without washing? Or when you played in the sand or mud with your kid and forgot to wash your hands before eating? Now do you get the connection?
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While gentian has many benefits, if you are taking prescription medication, be sure to consult your doctor before going crazy with gentian.
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