This plant is the "most perfect of the pure bitters". The large gentian has been used as a cure-all. It was used against fever, general weakness, lack of appetite but also to live longer and stay youthful.
The yellow gentian is used for its softening and purifying properties. Its root is rich in bitter substances, which give it invigorating and astringent properties. It helps to preserve the skin's strength and youthfulness.