Gentian large-leaved




A perennial herbaceous plant with a thick rhizome and a rosette of large basal leaves. The flowers are dark blue, collected in whorls, sitting at the top of the stem and axils of the upper leaves. Blooms from mid-June to mid-August.


It is distributed in the southern half of the forest zone and the mountain forest belt, in sparse forests, on the edges of Western and Eastern Siberia, and in the Far East.


The aerial part of the plant is used in Russian folk medicine, in Tibetan medicine as part of medicines for diseases of the upper respiratory tract, tracheitis and laryngitis, fresh leaves are applied to abscesses and cuts.

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