Gentian

(BAN, USAN, rINN)
Synonyms: Bitter Root; Enzianwurzel; Genciana; Gencijonu šaknys; Gentian Root; Gentiana; Gentianae radix; Gentianarot; Gentiane; Gentiane, racine de; Genziana; Hořcový kořen; Katkeronjuuri; Korzeń goryczki; Raiz de Genciana; Tárnicsgyökér.
Cyrillic synonym: Горький Корень.

💊 Chemical information

Pharmacopoeias.

In Eur., and Jpn. Jpn includes Japanese Gentian, from G. scabra and other species. Chin. also specifies G. scabra and other species.

Ph. Eur. 6.2

(Gentian Root; Gentian BP 2008). The dried, fragmented underground organs of Gentiana lutea yielding not less than 33% of water-soluble extractive. It has a characteristic odour. Protect from light.

💊 Profile

Gentian is used as a bitter. An alcoholic infusion of gentian, bitter-orange peel, and lemon peel has been used as an ingredient in a number of bitter mixtures.

Homoeopathy.

Gentian has been used in homoeopathic medicines under the following names: Gentiana lutea; Gent. lut.

💊 Preparations

BP 2008: Acid Gentian Mixture; Alkaline Gentian Mixture; Compound Gentian Infusion; Concentrated Compound Gentian Infusion; Ph. Eur.: Gentian Tincture.

Proprietary Preparations

Ger.: Digestivum-Hetterich S†; Enziagil Magenplus†; Sern-SL. Multi-ingredient: Austral.: Calmo; Digest; Digestaid; Digestive Aid; Extralife Sleep-Care; Pacifenity†; Relaxaplex†; Sinulin†; Austria: Abdomilon N; Brady’s-Magentropfen; China-Eisenwein; Mariazeller; Montana; SigmanHaustropfen; Sinupret; Solvopret; Braz.: Camomila; Digestar†; Estomafitino†; Gotas Digestivas; Xarope Iodo-Suma†; Canad.: Herbal Laxative; Herbal Laxative plus Yogurt; Cz.: Abdomilon†; Biotussil; Dr Theiss Schweden Krauter; Dr Theiss Schwedenbitter; Klosterfrau Melisana; Naturland Grosser Swedenbitter†; Original Schwedenbitter; Sinupret; Fr.: Elixir Grez†; Quintonine; Ger.: Abdomilon N; Amara-Pascoe; Amara-Tropfen; Anore X N†; Gallexier; Gastralon N†; Gastrol S†; Gastrosecur†; Hepaticum-Medice H†; Infi-tract†; Leber-Galle-Tropfen 83†; Majocarmin forte†; Majocarmin mite†; Montana N; Schwedentrunk Elixier; Sedovent; Sinupret; Stovalid N†; Unex Amarum†; ventri-loges N; Hong Kong: Sinupret; Hung.: Sinupret; Indon.: Sinupret; Ital.: Amaro Medicinale; Assenzio (Specie Composta)†; Caramelle alle Erbe Digestive; Centaurea (Specie Composta)†; Chinoidina†; Frerichs Maldifassi†; Genziana (Specie Composta)†; Mex.: Bisolsinus; Philipp.: Sinupret; Pol.: Dyspepsin; Kalms; Melisana Klosterfrau; Sinupret; Rus.: Herbion Drops for the Stomach (Гербион Желудочные Капли); Original Grosser Bittner Balsam (Оригинальный Большой Бальзам Биттнера); Sinupret (Синупрет); S.Afr.: Amara; Enzian Anaemodoron Drops; Helmontskruie; Lewensessens; Versterkdruppels; Wonderkroonessens; Singapore: Sinupret; Spain: Depurativo Richelet; Switz.: Demonatur Gouttes pour le foie et la bile; Gastrosan; Padma-Lax; Padmed Laxan; Sinupret; Strath Gouttes pour l’estomac; Thai.: Pepsitase; Sinupret; UK: Acidosis; Appetiser Mixture; Indigestion Mixture; Kalms; Quiet Tyme; Scullcap & Gentian Tablets; Stomach Mixture.
Published May 08, 2019.