Gentian - Gentiana lutea
The yellow gentian is a mountain plant of the Gentianaceae family. A large robust perennial herb, it can live for 50 years and takes 10 years to flower for the first time. It is a veritable plant skyscraper, since some specimens can measure almost two metres in height.
Traditions:This plant is the most perfect of the pure bitters. The large gentian has been used as a cure-all. It was used against fever, general weakness, lack of appetite but also to live longer and stay young.
Properties:The yellow gentian is used for its softening and purifying properties. Its root is rich in bitter principle which gives it tonus and astringency. It helps the skin to preserve all its strength and youthfulness.