Gentian ✿ Yellow ✿ Organic ✿ Gentiana lutea ✿ Non GMO ✿ 50+ Seeds
Yellow Gentian is a central and southern European mountain plant and grows in the foothills of the Alps. The artepitheton lutea (Lat "luteus" = yellow) refers to the yellow color of the blossom. Yellow Gentian grows up to 45 to 140cm high, its main roots can reach a length of up to one meter. The stem is hollow and as thick as a finger, at the bottom it has large elliptic, arched leaves. The yellow flowers have long stalks and bear 3 to 10 flowering in the axis of cup-shaped bracts. The fruit is a pointed cone-shaped capsule, up to 2-1/2 long with numerous seeds. Flowering time is June to August.
"Gentian brandy" comes from the fresh root of the plant. The roots are left to ferment, then dried, chopped and washed with water prepared and fermented again. You can also let the fresh roots ferment directly or mash the fruit. When distilling the brandy, the bitter substances of Gentian do not go in the distillate, however the Gentian roots give the distillate a very distinctive flavor. Alcoholic-aqueous extracts of the roots contain bitter substances and are used to make aperitif drinks (Alpenbitter, Gentian bitters), usually mixed with other plants containing bitter substances. Because of over-harvesting in connection with the manufacture of alcoholic beverages, the stock of Yellow Gentian was under great threat for a time, which led to huge efforts in Bavaria for the cultivation of the plant, which eventually succeeded.
Parts of the Plants Used:
For digestive disorders such as loss of appetite, bloating, flatulence.
Gentian root as a traditional herbal medicine. Based on many years of long with Gentian root, it can be used for light dyspeptic and gastrointestinal symptoms and/or for the temporary loss of appetite. "Gentian brandy" comes from the fresh root of the plant.