Gentiana macrophylla

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Large leaf gentian
Gentiana macrophylla Orchi 04.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Gentianaceae
Genus: Gentiana
Species: G. macrophylla
Binomial name
Gentiana macrophylla
  • Gentiana straminea
  • Gentiana crassiaulisor
  • Gentiana dahurica

Gentiana macrophylla (large leaf gentian) is called Qin Jiao in Chinese. Synonyms include G. straminea, G. crassiaulisor, and G. dahurica. It is found in China, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia. [1]

Gentiana macrophylla is known in traditional Chinese medicine for its medicinal properties in treating rheumatoid arthritis.[2]


Chemical constituents include gentianine, gentianidine, gentiopicroside, gentianol.[citation needed]



  1. ^ "Gentiana macrophylla". Flora of China. eFloras. Retrieved 12 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Gentiana (Qin Jiao)". Chinese Herbs Healing. Retrieved 12 February 2017.