Gentiana scabra Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
scabrous gentian

Gentiana scabra is a species of flowering plant in the Gentian family, found in much of the United States and Japan. The flowers bloom in mid-summer, and are blue or dark blue in color.

Gentiana scabra

Medical use

Economic importance of Gentiana scabra

Environmental ornamental
Medicines folklore

Gallery

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • Siberia: Russian Federation - Chita
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Amur, Khabarovsk, Primorye
    • China: China - Fujian, Jiangsu, Zhejiang
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku; Korea

Biological activities

ACE-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Analgesic
Gentianine found in Root (500 ppm)
Gentisic-acid found in Root
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Potassium found in Root (8980 ppm)
Anorexic
Arsenic found in Root (1.06 ppm)
AntiBPH
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
AntiCFS
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
AntiHIV
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
AntiLyme
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
AntiMS
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
AntiPMS
Calcium found in Root (7490 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (98 ppm)
Antiacne
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antiacrodermatitic
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antiaggregant
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Root (910 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (98 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antiallergic
Calcium found in Root (7490 ppm)
Antialopecic
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antianaphylactic
Gentianine found in Root (500 ppm)
Antianemic
Copper found in Root (18 ppm)
Iron found in Root (910 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (98 ppm)
Antianginal
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Antiangiogenic
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antianorectic
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Antianorexic
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Root (7490 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Root (7490 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (8980 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Calcium found in Root (7490 ppm)
Copper found in Root (18 ppm)
Gentianine found in Root (500 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (98 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Calcium found in Root (7490 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Antibacterial
Gentianine found in Root (500 ppm)
Gentisic-acid found in Root
Anticanker
Iron found in Root (910 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Anticataract
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Anticephalagic
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Root (910 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Calcium found in Root (7490 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Anticoeliac
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Anticold
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Anticolitic
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Anticoronary
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antidandruff
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antidementia
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antidepressant
Calcium found in Root (7490 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (8980 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Copper found in Root (18 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (98 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antidiscotic
Manganese found in Root (98 ppm)
Antidysgeuzic
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antidyskinetic
Manganese found in Root (98 ppm)
Antidysmenorrheic
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Antieczemic
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antiedemic
Gentianine found in Root (500 ppm)
Gentiopicroside found in Plant
Antiencephalopathic
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Antienterotic
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Antiepileptic
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (98 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antifatigue
Copper found in Root (18 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (8980 ppm)
Antifeedant
Gentisic-acid found in Root
Antifibromyalgic
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Antifibrotic
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antifuruncular
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antigastrotic
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Antihangover
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antihistaminic
Gentianine found in Root (500 ppm)
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Root (7490 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Calcium found in Root (7490 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (8980 ppm)
Antihypoglycemic
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Antiimpotence
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antiinfective
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Copper found in Root (18 ppm)
Gentianine found in Root (500 ppm)
Gentiopicroside found in Plant
Gentisic-acid found in Root
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Root (7490 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antilepric
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antileukonychic
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antilithic
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Antilymphomic
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antimalarial
Gentiopicrin found in Root
Antimastalgic
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Antimeningitic
Gentianine found in Root (500 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Calcium found in Root (7490 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Root (910 ppm)
Antimetastatic
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antimigraine
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Antimitral-valve-prolapse
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Antinephrolytic
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Antineuropathic
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antineurotic
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Antinociceptive
Copper found in Root (18 ppm)
Antinyctalopic
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antiobesity
Calcium found in Root (7490 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Calcium found in Root (7490 ppm)
Copper found in Root (18 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (98 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antiototic
Manganese found in Root (98 ppm)
Antioxidant
Gentisic-acid found in Root
Manganese found in Root (98 ppm)
Antiperiodontitic
Calcium found in Root (7490 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antiplaque
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antiprolactin
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antiprostatitic
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antipsychotic
Gentianine found in Root (500 ppm)
Antiretinopathic
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Calcium found in Root (7490 ppm)
Gentianine found in Root (500 ppm)
Gentisic-acid found in Root
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antiseptic
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antishigellic
Gentianine found in Root (500 ppm)
Antispare-Tire
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (8980 ppm)
Antispasmophilic
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Antistaphylococcic
Gentianine found in Root (500 ppm)
Antistomatitic
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antistreptococcic
Gentianine found in Root (500 ppm)
Antistress
Calcium found in Root (7490 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Antistroke
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (8980 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (98 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antitic
Calcium found in Root (7490 ppm)
Antitinnitic
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antitriglyceride
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antiulcer
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Antiviral
Gentisic-acid found in Root
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Root (7490 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (8980 ppm)
Astringent
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Ataractic
Gentianine found in Root (500 ppm)
Beta-Blocker
Potassium found in Root (8980 ppm)
CNS-Depressant
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
CNS-Paralytic
Gentianine found in Root (500 ppm)
CNS-Stimulant
Gentianine found in Root (500 ppm)
Calcium-Antagonist
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Root (7490 ppm)
Cardioprotective
Copper found in Root (18 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (8980 ppm)
Cardiotoxic
Potassium found in Root (8980 ppm)
Choleretic
Gentiopicroside found in Plant
Swertiamarin found in Root
Collagenic
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Contraceptive
Copper found in Root (18 ppm)
Copper-Antagonist
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Corticosterogenic
Gentianine found in Root (500 ppm)
Deodorant
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Diuretic
Calcium found in Root (7490 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (8980 ppm)
Emetic
Gentianine found in Root (500 ppm)
Ergogenic
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Fungicide
Gentiopicrin found in Root
Gastrostimulant
Gentiopicroside found in Plant
Hepatoprotective
Swertiamarin found in Root
Hypertensive
Sodium found in Root (140 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Calcium found in Root (7490 ppm)
Copper found in Root (18 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Gentianine found in Root (500 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (98 ppm)
Hypotensive
Calcium found in Root (7490 ppm)
Gentianine found in Root (500 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (8980 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Copper found in Root (18 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Immunosuppressant
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Insulinogenic
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Larvicide
Gentiopicrin found in Root
Laxative
Calcium found in Root (7490 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Leptingenic
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Litholytic
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Mucogenic
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Mutagenic
Gentisin found in Root
Myorelaxant
Gentianine found in Root (500 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
NF-kB-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Neurotoxic
Gentianine found in Root (500 ppm)
Neurotransmitter
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Pancreatic
Swertiamarin found in Root
Pesticide
Arsenic found in Root (1.06 ppm)
Gentianine found in Root (500 ppm)
Gentiopicrin found in Root
Gentisic-acid found in Root
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Phytotoxic
Gentisin found in Root
Prooxidant
Iron found in Root (910 ppm)
Schizophrenigenic
Copper found in Root (18 ppm)
Sedative
Gentianine found in Root (500 ppm)
Sialogogue
Swertiamarin found in Root
Spermigenic
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Testosteronigenic
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Root (7490 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Trichomonicide
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)
Uterorelaxant
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Vasodilator
Calcium found in Root (7490 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (1150 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (8980 ppm)
Vulnerary
Zinc found in Root (18 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Arsenic Root 1.06
Calcium Root 7,490
Copper Root 18
Gentianine Root 500
Gentianose Root
Gentiobiose Root
Gentiopicrin Root
Gentiopicroside Plant
Gentisic-acid Root
Gentisin Root
Iron Root 910
Magnesium Root 1,150
Manganese Root 98
Potassium Root 8,980
Sodium Root 140
Swertiamarin Root
Zinc Root 18
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]