It roots contain bitter glycosides, alcaloids, yellow pigments, pectine and essential oils. The Gentian has great anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties and an important soothing action for sensitive and irritated skin, the deodorizing action prevents an excessive transpiration.
Blueberries contain high percentages of organic acids, like citric acid that is a powerful protector of the cells and the anthocyanic glucosides that, due to their extraordinary capacity to neutralize the free radicals, strengthen the connective tissue and improve the resistance, the elasticity and the tone of the blood vessels. It reduces the disposition to swellings and the feeling of heaviness of the foot improving efficiently the blood circulation.
It is a powerful antibacterial, it stimulates the blood circulation and it facilitates the cell metabolism. Due to its intense fragrance, it has a very invigorating and relaxing effect. It is one of the most used plants by farmers in the Alps.
From its leaves is extracted a gel that has at least 160 natural active ingredients, with anti-inflammatory, alleviating, calming, hydrating, anesthetic, refreshing, cicatrizing, antibiotic properties. Locally applied it penetrates all the layers of the derma, attacking the enzymes that cause inflammation and reducing it. It facilitates the production of a collagen and improves the skin’s elasticity and flexibility. It is ideal in case of dry, cracked skin, skin’s irritations and burns, sunburns, itch, abrasions and dermatitis, ulcerative damages, wounds.