The Cross Gentian is native to Europe.
It is used in homeopathy to threat throat and stomach symptoms; dysphagia; vertigo with headache; pressing inward sensation in eyes; constricted throat and head and distention, fullness and tightness in abdomen.
Creeping over body deters fleas.
This painting has been published in
Temesvári Gabilla Katul:
Sacra Herbaria – Szent füvek
[Sacra Herbaria – Holy Plants]
BioTer p.l.c., Budapest, Hungary. (2.004)
(Book cover, India ink drawing on p.44 and the full color Gentiana cruciata reference card included in the cards bundle coming with the book