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Starwest Botanicals, Gentian, Root, 1 lb Organic Powder
Starwest Botanicals

Starwest Botanicals, Gentian, Root, 1 lb Organic Powder

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Product Code: SWB20932251
UPC Code: 767963103765
Certified Organic

Botanical Name: Gentiana lutea

Origin: China

Common Names: Chinese gentian, Long dan cao

There are actually over 180 different species of gentian root, of which gentiana lutea is but one. Our gentian root is derived from the "yellow" variety, which grows primarily in the mountainous regions of Central and Southern Europe, particularly the Alps and Pyrenees. It is also found in the Lydia region of Anatolia (modern Turkey); gentian root takes its name from King Gentius, who ruled the area 2,000 years ago.

The use of gentian root extract in the US has an interesting history; it was considered a beneficial herb and was used as an ingredient of a patent solution invented in 1876 by a physician in Maine. Back then, it was marketed as Moxie Nerve Food. Today, Moxie is sold as a soft drink in the New England states, and is still the official soft drink of Maine.

Gentiana lutea is one of those natural herbs that have an extremely strong and bitter taste. Dried gentian root has traditionally been prepared as a decoction or tea.


1 lb Powder in sealed bag

Suggested Use

Raw herbs do not contain dosage recommendations. We recommend you consult your own herbalist or healthcare provider.


Gentian Root Powder (Gentiana lutea)

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About Starwest Botanicals

Starwest Botanicals started as a small retail herb shop in 1975 in Sacramento, California. The company grew rapidly on the strength of our commitment to provide value through a combination of quality products, excellent customer service, and fair prices. In 1979, Starwest built its first herb mill to have better control over the processing of herbs. In 1980, the company began importing herbs from several different countries and supplying manufacturers and wholesalers, while also supporting the fledgling organic herb industry. Today, Starwest Botanicals is one of the largest suppliers of organic herbs in the United States, with 85,000 sq. ft. of modern warehouse and production space and over one million pounds of herbs and spices in stock.


Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Keep out of reach of children. Please consult your health care provider if currently under care or treatment. Do not exceed recommended serving. See product packaging for additional safety information.


Individual results may vary. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The statements on this website and all affiliates have not been evaluated by the FDA. Advice on treatment or care of an individual patient should be obtained through consultation with a trained health care practitioner.

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