Ague Weed (Gentianella quinquefolia)

Annual/Biennial
Gentiana quinqueflora. L. emend Sm. Gentiana quinquefolia.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Ague Weed
Gentianella quinquefolia
Gentianaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    The root is cathartic, febrifuge, haemostatic, stimulant and stomachic[200, 257]. A tea or tincture of the root is a bitter tonic, used to stimulate the digestion and a poor appetite[222, 257]. An infusion has also been used to treat diarrhoea, sore chest, worms and haemorrhages[257].

    A homeopathic remedy is made from the root[4]. It is used in the treatment of intermittent fevers and as a stomachic and tonic[4].

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – must be sown in situ as soon as it is ripe in the autumn[200].
Requires a damp humus-rich soil and should be planted in a situation approaching its native habitat[200].
Eastern N. America – southern Ontario to Tennessee and Florida.

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