Also Known As: Gentian, Gentiana
Gentiana is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the Gentian family (Gentianaceae), tribe Gentianeae and monophyletic subtribe Gentianinae. With about 400 species, it is considered a large genus.
Some species are harvested for the manufacture of aperitif wines, liqueurs, tonics and flavouring, as in bitters. The soft drink "Moxie" contains "Gentian Root Extractives".
The French liqueurs Salers, Aveze and Suze are made principally from yellow gentian. The Italian brewery Birra Del Borgo brews a beer, Genziana, with gentian as an adjunct.