Gentiana scabra

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Gentiana scabra
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Gentianaceae
Genus: Gentiana
Species: G. scabra
Binomial name
Gentiana scabra
Bunge

Gentiana scabra, also called Korean gentian,[1] (or Japanese gentian) is a species of flowering plant in the Gentian family (Gentianaceae), found in much of the United States and Japan. The flowers bloom in mid-summer, autumn and are blue or dark blue in color.

Medicinal use[edit]

Gentiana scabra roots are used as a bitter tonic in Chinese herbalism where it is said to promote digestive secretions and treats a range of illnesses associated with the liver.

References[edit]

  1. ^ English Names for Korean Native Plants (PDF). Pocheon: Korea National Arboretum. 2015. p. 477. ISBN 978-89-97450-98-5. Retrieved 8 December 2016 – via Korea Forest Service.