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Layout issue[edit]

I cannot help, but the layout of the pictures does not display properly in Firefox, at least. Pictures overlap text and some have a caption saying only "right". This makes it difficult to associate picture with name. Yes, the photos are very good. -Barbara

Perhaps a little more organization of the pictures and some info on its medicinal properties would be in order. But the photos are good.--Joel 18:40, 12 May 2005 (UTC)

Gentian violet[edit]

In the herbal mother world gentian violet (you can ask for it at a pharmacy or health food store) is known to stop yeast/thrush infections in nursing babies' mouths and on mothers' breasts (upon topical application). I have recently discovered myself that it also dries up skin boils with one topical application (within a day or so) and takes the itch away immediately. (added for discussion by Anne Anne 25 March 2006 12:13)

Feel free to add this information with the necessary references. JoJan 13:30, 2 June 2006 (UTC)
Please review the guidelines on reliable sources. Walter Siegmund (talk) 15:18, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

Gentian Violet (aka Crystal violet) is an artificial dye with medicinal properties. It is not made in any way from gentian flowers, but is so named for its colour.Cross Reference (talk) 03:42, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

Page move?[edit]

This page should probably be moved to Gentiana with the redirect Gentian going to the family Gentianaceae. There are clearly plants commonly called gentians that are Gentianaceae but not Gentiana, for instance, Chiltern Gentian. Rmhermen 17:26, 12 October 2006 (UTC)

I deleted the section on medicinal benefits as it used weasel words and had no citations. (talk) 17:03, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

"I deleted the section on medicinal benefits as it used weasel words and had no citations. (talk) 17:03, 11 November 2009 (UTC)" For the same reasons I've changed the title "Pharmacological Actions" to "Pharmacological Uses" as the section does not try to explain what it does in a body, just its' uses.

Moved here[edit]

I have moved the following gallery of images from the article to here. Without any reference or context, I don't think it is helpful. For example, which of the dozens of plants in the this genus where these chemicals isolated from? Why are these ones highlighted and why are they significant? Without this information these pictures are really useless. Deli nk (talk) 22:22, 8 September 2017 (UTC)

it is useful and interesting information. Any image in any article can be viewed as "random". These chemicals are likely typical for every or many plants from genus. Cathry (talk) 11:10, 10 September 2017 (UTC)
I didn't say these images were random. I said without context for why they are important they are quite useless. Your justification for reintroducing them to the article without any context is pure speculation - you have no reason to think they are typical for every (or even many) species from this genus. Deli nk (talk) 14:14, 26 September 2017 (UTC)
It is helpful info, because it shows something is known about these constituents typical for genus or some species. Cathry (talk) 16:38, 26 September 2017 (UTC)
In what way is it helpful info? You say these are typical for the genus, but you really have no idea whether these are typical are not. They could be unusual. They could be minor, unimportant constituents. You know nothing about them, I know nothing about them, and the reader learns nothing about them. Without the context explaining their relevance (or complete lack thereof), what is the point of including these pictures? Deli nk (talk) 17:50, 26 September 2017 (UTC)
It is interesting for me, so it is helpful for me. You have no idea whether I have idea about something. Cathry (talk) 18:18, 26 September 2017 (UTC)

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