Gentian Root

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Gentian Root is a non-scientific common name that may refer to a number of plant species and varieties.


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Historical Use of Gentian Root

Gentian Root in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Gentian Root in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: Under the subject "Of Wounds in General" and the subtopic "Of Convulsions", Boerhaave writes "238. The Wound may be dilated with a Knife, putting in Lint, a Sponge, a piece of Gentian Root, and such like dry Things tied to a String lest they fall into the Cavity ; which dilate the Wound as they imbibe the Humors and swell with them.
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Primary Source: Boerhaave. Boerhaave's aphorisms concerning the knowledge and cure of diseases. Translated by Delacoste J. London. Cowse and Innys in St. Paul's Church-Yard. 1715. p. 57.


Synonymns for Gentian Root

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Gentian Root

Pharmaceutical Information

Chemical Constituents

Evidence or the Use of Gentian Root in the Treatment of Epilepesy

Basic Science

Animal Studies

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