Gentian is an herb. The root of the plant and, less commonly, the bark are used to make medicine. Gentian is used for digestion problems such as loss of appetite, bloating, diarrhea, and heartburn. It is also used for fever and to prevent muscle spasms.
Gentian root, also referred to as Yellow Gentian, Bitterwort and Devil’s Taint, is a European native herb once used in beer brewing like hops.
The root is also a featured ingredient in traditional herbal bitters, most notably the angostura bitters produced in the Bahamas.
Since the formula is only known to a few people still living, you’ll have to experiment with our dried gentian root to make your own herbal bitters and tea blends.