Agent Name

Gentian extract

CAS Number

72968-42-4; 97676-22-7

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Gentiana; Bitter root; Enzianwurzel; Gentian rhizome and roots extract; Gentian root extract; Gentian root extract (Gentiana lutea L.); Gentian, gentiana lutea, ext.; Gentiana lutea root extract; Pale gentian; Yellow gentian; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Plant Oils and Extracts

Description

Light brown to brown liquid with a slight grain odor; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

A constituent of the rhizome and roots of Gentiana lutea, a herbaceous plant native to mountains in Europe; Used as flavoring ingredient (foods, beverages, and pharmaceuticals) and as an appetite stimulant for convalescing farm animals; [HSDB]

Comments

Emergency treatment: "Plants- gastrointestinal irritants"; [HSDB]

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