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Gentian

Gentian

(Science: botany) Any one of a genus (Gentiana) of herbaceous plants with opposite leaves and a tubular four- or five-lobed corolla, usually blue, but sometimes white, yellow, or red.

many species are found on the highest mountains of Europe, asia, and America, and some are prized for their beauty, as the alpine (Gentiana verna, Bavarica, and excisa), and the American fringed gentians (g. Crinita and g. Detonsa). Several are used as tonics, especially the bitter roots of Gentiana lutea, the officinal gentian of the pharmacopoeias. Horse gentian, fever root.

(Science: botany) yellow gentian, the officinal gentian (Gentiana lutea). See Bitterwort.

Origin: oe. Genciane, f. Gentiane, L. Gentiana, fr. Gentius, an Illyrian king, said to have discovered its properties.


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... I have children as well, but I think that the need to touch and be touched is healing. I have never stopped living for one day, because of this. Gentian Violet is an effected topical antifungal for open areas. It does stain the skin purple and can stain clothing but it is good stuff. It is over ...

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here is an oldie by goodie topical and over the counter....Gentian Violet. It is effective against yeast...so it turns your skin purple and stains your clothes...it was used for infants with thrush years ago and is still available.

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