Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Cross Gentian

Gentiana cruciata

Description:

Family Gentianaceae Plant of small size, reaching on average 20–40 centimetres in height. It has erect stems, the leaves are large, ovate-lanceolate, about 3–8 centimetres long. The flowers are violet-blue trumpets with 4 petals, clustered in the axils of upper leaves. The flowering period extends from June to August. The flowers are hermaphrodite and pollinated by insects (entomogamy). The fruit is a capsule. The seeds are dispersed by gravity alone (barochory).

Habitat:

mountain grassland

Notes:

Cross Gentian root is considered to be anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, bitter tonic, cholagogue, emmenagogue, febrifuge, and stomachic. It is generally used in cases of exhaustion from chronic diseases and can be very helpful in cases of weaknesses of the digestive system and lack of appetite. It also stimulates the liver and gall bladder. Cross Gentian root has also shown to be very beneficial in treatment of liver disorders, indigestion, gastric infections and anorexia.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Jopy
Spotted by
Jopy

Spotted on Aug 4, 2013
Submitted on Aug 7, 2013

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team