Violet Genciana

Sanvall’s Gentian Violet is a bactericide and an anti-fungal agent, the single most important bacterial identification test in use today, and it is also used by hospitals for the treatment of serious heat burns and other injuries to the skin and gums.Typically prepared as a weak (e.g. 1%) solution in water, it is painted on skin or gums to treat or prevent fungal infections. Gentian violet does not require a doctor’s prescription (in the US), but is not easily found in drug stores. It is worth noting that the name “Gentian Violet” refers to its color, being like that of the petals of a gentian flower; it is not made from gentians or from violets.

 

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