Gentian Root Extract Powder
Basic information gentian root extract powder
- Product Name: Gentian root extract powder
- Origin Plant: Gentiana scabra Bunge
- Part Used: Root
- Specification: 10:1,5% Gentiopicrin
- MOQ: 1KG
- Appearance: Brown yellow powder
What is gentian root extract powder?
Gentian root is an herb that has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries.
It comes from a large genus of plants that typically grows in the mountain climates of Europe, Asia, and the Americas. These plants have trumpet-like flowers that come in blue, yellow, and other colors.
People have traditionally used gentian root to fight inflammation and swelling, treat infected wounds, and serve as an antidote to animal poison. However, there are few scientific studies on its uses.
Benefits of gentian root extract powder
May help with arthritis
Gentian root may possess anti-inflammatory properties and therefore help with inflammatory conditions.
For example, one of the main iridoids in gentian root, known as gentiopicroside, may help treat rheumatoid arthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory condition that results from the immune system attacking healthy cells. This leads to pain, inflammation, and swelling in the joints.
Test-tube and animal studies have shown that gentiopicroside fights inflammation associated with arthritis, possibly by preventing the formation of cells that break down bones.
Additionally, one study in rats with arthritis found that gentiopicroside significantly reduced levels of inflammatory markers in the blood and improved inflamed joints.
While these results suggest that gentian root may help with arthritis and other inflammatory conditions, no studies have tested this effect in humans.
Most studies have used extracted gentiopicroside from Gentiana plants. It’s unclear whether consuming gentian root in the forms typically available has the same effects as taking gentiopicroside on its own.
It’s also important to note that some research suggests that gentiopicroside is not found in raw forms and only exists in dried gentian root.
Researchers have explored the anti-inflammatory effects of gentian root in people with sinus infections. Symptoms include congestion, headaches, and facial pain resulting from inflammation of the sinuses.
Gentian root is a component of Sinupret, an herbal treatment for sinus infections that has been on the market for over 80 years. Sinupret also contains verbena, sorrel, elderflowers, and primula flowers.
Researchers do not know exactly how Sinupret helps with sinus infections. The iridoids and flavonoids from gentian root may contribute to its benefits.
One test-tube study in human cells found that Sinupret enhanced mucus clearance.
A controlled study gave 184 children with sinus infections Sinupret and had them use a saline rinse for 10 days.
Those who received this treatment experienced significantly improved nasal congestion, nasal discharge, and postnasal drip compared with those who used the saline rinse alone.
More research is needed to fully understand the effectiveness of Sinupret in treating sinus infections.
What’s more, Sinupret is a mixture of herbs that includes gentian root, so it’s unclear whether gentian root would have the same benefits on its own.
Iridoids and secoiridoids in Gentiana species may increase appetite and offer protective effects for the digestive system. These compounds include gentiopicroside, amarogentin, and amaroswerin.
These compounds contribute to the bitter taste of gentian root. Consuming bitter substances may help stimulate the body to secrete saliva and gastric juices, thus promoting appetite and good digestion.
One study in 50 children with anorexia found that those who took gentian root extract daily had significantly increased appetite, weight, and calorie intake after 2 months, compared with a placebo group.
The possible appetite-stimulating effects of gentian root are one reason why it’s a common ingredient in aperitifs and bitter liqueurs.
In addition to treating poor appetite, gentian root may help treat upset stomach, nausea, and gas.
However, no recent human studies have suggested that gentian root can help with these problems. There’s not enough evidence to support its use.
In fact, products like gentian root that stimulate gastric juices may make certain issues worse. For example, too much stomach acid may cause acid reflux and ulcers.
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Packing & Storage
Pack in paper-drums and two plastic-bags inside. Net Weight: 25kgs/paper-drum.
1kg-5kgs plastic bag inside with aluminum foil bag outside. Net Weight: 20kgs-25kgs/paper-drum.
Store in a well-closed container away from moisture and light.
2 years if sealed and store away from direct sun light.