In this Article
- What other names is Gentian known by?
- What is Gentian?
- Is Gentian effective?
- How does Gentian work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Gentian.
There isn't enough information about the safety of applying gentian to the skin.
The highly toxic white hellebore (Veratrum album) can be mistaken for gentian and has caused accidental poisoning when used in homemade preparations.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of gentian during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Low blood pressure: There is a concern that using gentian might make low pressure worse or interfere with drug treatment to increase blood pressure.
Surgery: Because gentian might affect blood pressure, there is a concern that it might interfere with blood pressure control during and after surgery. Stop using gentian at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
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