Gentian bearded




A biennial herbaceous plant with a rosette of basal leaves and solitary blue, rather large flowers. Blooms from mid-June to mid-August.


Distributed in the south of the forest zone along forest meadows, river banks and forest edges, also in the northern part of the forest belt in Western and Eastern Siberia and Central Asia.


Grass is harvested during flowering. The aerial part of the plant is used in folk Tibetan and Chinese medicine as part of gastric remedies for acute and chronic infections, as well as in decoctions for malaria.

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